Environment

Local Highlights

March 29, 2021

Training is available to anyone with computer access and includes 17 online modules.

April 23, 2020

The Siouxland Garden Show is offering 4 more weeks of their free, virtual educational series! 

April 23, 2020

Learn to sately identify and forage local mushrooms.

February 25, 2020

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community while also earning educational awards and a living allowance, wihle also gaining professional workspace experience and gaining network connections? Check out the Lucas County Extension and Outreach Summer AmeriCorps positions!

January 27, 2020

Beginning in February, Horticulture Lunch and Learns with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide a winter webcast series at the Lucas County Extension office from noon to 1 PM .   Everyone is welcome and are invited to bring their lunch to enjoy while viewing the webinar. Extension will provide beverages and dessert.


Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Forestry information and resources including an interactive tree identification tool, forest health and sick tree resources and emerald ash borer management recommendations.

  • The extension fisheries program offers many educational opportunities and prepares fishery educational materials and programs to meet the needs of clients.

  • Water quality program resources including edge of field and in-field practices.

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • Building a culture of conservation by calling attention to the importance of water and soil quality through farming practices.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • Central location for all pesticide safety education resources including Pesticide Applicator Certification information.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and federal agencies addressing the disaster. 

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