Environment

Local Highlights

farmer with head in hands
January 10, 2019

Washington County Extension will host a presentation, Recognizing and Managing Farm Family Stress, on Tuesday January 29 at 6:00 pm at the Extension office. Brenda Schmitt with Human Sciences ISU Extension and Outreach will present the program via webinar. The program is free and open to anyone.

bonsai tree
January 10, 2019

The public is invited to attend a free program on ‘The Beautiful Bonsai’. The program is hosted by the Washington County Master Gardeners and will be held on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:30 pm at the Washington County Extension office.

Rebecca Vittetoe
December 20, 2018

For a list of upcoming events and information in agriculture in Eastern Iowa check out the East Central Iowa Crop Connection Newsletter by Rebecca Vittetoe.  Click here for newsletter.  Vittetoe is the ISU field agronomist for region 8 which includes Benton, Linn, Jones, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Marion, Mahaska, Keokuk and Washington counties. She is located at the ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County office and can be contacted at 712-540-3319 or rka8@iastate.edu.

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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