Environment

Local Highlights

Master Conservationist
July 17, 2019

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

March 19, 2019

Extension Flooding Resources: To find information about dealing with flooding go to https://www.extension.iastate.edu/disasterrecovery/flooding.  For specific information regarding beef cattle go to http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/floodresources.html.

February 4, 2019

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will host three webcasts this winter. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about managing vegetable pests, engaging with new audiences and gardening in containers.

November 19, 2018

Join us for the 1 pm game against Texas at The Wheelhouse on Saturday, March 2, 2019!

Thanks to all who joined us for the game watch and fundraiser on March 2! We hope to make this an annual event to support various Woodbury County Extension programs! 

November 7, 2018

Five Woodbury County residents were elected to the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County Council in the Nov. 6 general election.

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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Publications and resources covering fish farming to pond management.

  • 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.

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

  • Building institutional partnerships and increasing the capacity of citizens, educators, agencies and community leaders to better address water quality concerns.

  • A management approach for environmental enhancement of intensively modified agricultural landscapes.

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

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

  • Developing new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

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

  • Providing extension services on topics such as water quality and pollution control, hydrology and drainage, and remote sensing and modeling.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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