Environment

Local Highlights

February 6, 2019

A green leaf with the words master conservationist

Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster and Wright County Extension offices are partnering together to offer the Iowa Master Conservationist program beginning May 21, 2019.  The program consists of approximately 12 hours of online curriculum and 7 face-to-face meetings held at different locations within the four counties. 

November 2, 2018

Tractor spraying pesticides in field If you plan to attend a session in another county, check with that County Extension office about preregistration and the arrival time.  The fee for this program is $20 and will be used to off-set direct expenses & to support the Agricultural and Natural Resources County Extension Program.

Statewide Resources

  • Educating people about Iowa's wildlife resources so that Iowans can make informed decisions that impact wildlife and their habitats.

  • Tree identification, care and maintenance, and timber management resources.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

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

  • Providing Iowans with an independent, authoritative voice on water resource issues affecting Iowa.

  • Research-based information and current Extension and Research projects on tillage and cropping systems, soil carbon sequestration, residue management, and cover crops.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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