Local Highlights

March 13, 2018

This very popular publication from Iowa State University Extension & Outreach serves as a guide for individuals who hire custom work or perform custom work within our state.

November 30, 2017

Private Pesticide Applicator TrainingsThe 2017-18 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Continuing Instruction Course dates have been set. 

November 3, 2017

 Many farmers and other self-employed Iowans not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid have few choices when it comes to 2018 health insurance. In the past several weeks, thousands of Iowans currently insured on the individual market, including many farmers, received notification that their policies would not be renewed for 2018. So what options do farmers and other small business owners have for health insurance in 2018?  To learn more click here.

May 5, 2017

This popular publication shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

August 23, 2016

If you happened to miss out on the leasing meetings or are from out state, you can now have the ability to watch online.

Statewide Resources

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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