Environment

Local Highlights

Grand Opening
September 24, 2019

Join us for our Grand Opening events at our new location, 1601 Plaza Place, October 7 - 11, 2019

We are moving!
August 31, 2019

We have exciting news to share!  The Muscatine County Extension Office will be moving in September 2019.  Find out how you can be a part of this exciting new adventure!

Pesticide Safety Education Program
October 2, 2019

Dates for Certified Commercial Pesticide Safety Education Program for applicators Continuing Instructional Courses are available. Please check with the Muscatine County Extension Calendar for the CIC's that will be held at the Muscatine County Extension Office.

Women, Land, & Legacy
August 24, 2019

A Women, Land & Legacy Chapter for Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott County has been established as a community for women to share with other women about land and farm ownership and care, connect with organizations in Cedar, Muscatine, and Scott Counties that offer services and programs, and grow a support network in the region with women caring for the land.

Pesticide Record Keeping App
February 28, 2019

The Muscatine County Extension Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification program  will be offered as the Last Chance program for 2019 at the Muscatine County Extension Office.


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

Statewide Resources

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • Establishing watershed groups in impaired sub-watersheds throughout Iowa implemented through partnerships of farmers, extension specialists, Iowa State University Extension and agencies at the state and local level.

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

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

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

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

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

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • 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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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