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Local Highlights

August 28, 2019

Enjoy a FREE Grilled Hot Dog, Chips, and a Drink with ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Staff!
Friday, September 13th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
 

WEAR YOUR IOWA STATE GEAR ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH TO SHOW YOUR CYCLONE SPIRIT!

May 28, 2019

Crop producers who are wondering what they should do about late and prevented planting were given a variety of resources and calculators during a special webinar May 24, presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists and farm management specialists.

May 21, 2019

Pocahontas and Buena Vista counties are holding Delayed Planting workshops to help farmer’s understand their options with all this rain that we have had and very few crops planted. These workshops will take place on Friday, May 24th at 1:00 pm. at the Buena Vista Extension Office.  Topics covered will include effects crop variety, maturity, re-planting, questions related to crop insurance and FSA policies.
 

March 13, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Pocahontas County will be offering the “LAST Chance”  Private Pesticide Safety Education Program continuing instructional course on
Friday, April 12 at  9:00 – 11:00 am and 1:00 -3:00 pm.  Please call to register (712) 335-3103.

February 14, 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.  


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

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

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

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • 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.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

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

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

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

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