Environment

Local Highlights

February 15, 2019

Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach, Farm Credit Services of America, Pro Cooperative, and FSA have partnered up to present a Farm Update to local farmers. We will discuss Crop Insurance, Marketing strategies and FSA updates. Please Join us on Feb 26th at 1pm at Farm Credit Services of America in Ememtsburg. Please call Palo Alto Extension to register 712-852-2865

February 13, 2019

Matt Helmers and Kris Kohl will present at a drainage workshop on Tuesday, March 5th in Emmetsburg at the VFW. This workshop will be from 10am to 3pm with lunch. Matt and Kris will discuss FInding tile with GIS, Improving Drainage Water Quality Nutrient Reduction Stategy, Design drainage system, current Drainage Research, and Surface intakes and solving side-hill seeps.  Please join us on March 5th. Cost is $25. Pre-register by calling 712-852-2865

Statewide Resources

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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