Environment

Local Highlights

corn field
November 16, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach of Johnson County is hosting a Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminar on December 5. The program is designed to provide agribusiness leaders with a  evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications.

manure applicator equipment
October 19, 2018

Washington County Extension will reshow the Manure Applicator Programs on the first Friday of each month for those that were unable to attend a workshop. If you need to schedule a reshow at any other time, you will be charged a $10 fee per person.

October 9, 2018

This year Washington County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. This long-established partnership with Iowa State University provides local citizens with access to education and university research, said Nancy Adrian, Washington County Extension director.  The celebration will be held in conjunction with the Thursday Farmer’s Market in Washington and a Washington Chamber of Commerce Alive After Five on October 11. Activities kick off at 5:00 with the opening of the market and the official ribbon cutting celebrating the 100th Anniversary.  Click here for flyer.

Pesticide Training Classes
October 1, 2018

Following are the dates for 2018 continuing education pesticide courses. 

Contact Washington County Extension at 319-653-4811 for more information.

Kristina TeBockhorst
August 30, 2018

Kristina TeBockhorst will be serving Regions 10, 15, 16, 19 and 20 as the new Ag Engineer and is housed in the Johnson County Extension Office. She is filling the vacancy left by the Greg Brenneman’s retirement!

Kristina TeBockhorst, Ag Engineering Field Specialist
ISU Extension & Outreach, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S, Iowa City, IA 52246
o: 319-337-2145    c: 319-359-7377
ktebock@iastate.edu
 

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.

  • 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.

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

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