Environment

Local Highlights

June 25, 2020

Story County Extension and Outreach has recieved a Service Enterprise certification! Story County Extension will be equipped to engage and manage volunteers more effectively to meet community needs.

September 12, 2019

HabiTally, a new mobile app designed to improve data collection about pollinator habitats, was launched on August 7, 2019. 

Get the free app in the App Store here. 

July 22, 2019

Co-Sponsored by Story County Conservation and Story County Extension and Outreach. 

This course will provide hands-on interaction with Iowa’s rich natural resources.

Registration Form Here

March 22, 2019

Graduation was held on Monday, March 18, 2019 for individuals who met the Master Gardener class requirements offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Story County Master Gardener Association along with Story County Extension and Outreach hosted the evening program and dinner at Reiman Gardens in Ames.

woman who's stressed out
January 16, 2019

Dealing with stress can take a toll on anyone, but especially farm families that depend on the success of the family farm to provide for their livelihood. Iowa State University has provided a series of articles on the topic. An extended version can be found at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dairyteam/familyfarm-stress

 

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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