Agriculture & Environment

Using a variety of educational deliveries including newsletters, websites, workshops, conferences, consultation, and clinics, our Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) specialists are engaged with farmers, researchers, organizations, agencies, agribusiness, and communities.

ANR Extension and Outreach plays an important role in providing research-based information and resources to educate Iowa and beyond. Our programs impact all Iowans, whether they live in a rural or urban area, and have been developed to improve our quality of life. Our areas of focus include: agricultural systems and environmental stewardship; crops; dairy production; farm, food and enterprise development; farm management; food safety; horticulture; beef production; swine production; and natural resources stewardship.

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Soil Testing

We work with Waypoint Analytical Company to offer you access to their soil testing. We have bags available in the office or you can bag the soil on your own. Either way you package the soil, you send the soil in the mail to them with information that is requested.

Soil Sample Form

Read the "Take a Good Soil Sample to Help Make Good Fertilization Decisions" publication to learn more about the most important step in soil testing to make fertilization decisions for FIELD CROPS - collecting the soil sample. The publication also includes information on materials needed, when to sample, how to select a sample area, how often to sample and much more.

If you have questions, please call Waypoint at 319-337-2145.

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