Hiring State Technician

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is hiring a state technician for our Epworth office. If you are interested in working in our office please clickhere



Cover Crop Planting Date Extension

Seed by date for winter hardy cover crops has been extended to 12/21/2023. If you are not able to seed fields by 11/01/2023, please call our office and set up a time to stop in and sign paperwork for an extension.



Conservation Farmer of the Year Award

The 2023 Region 4 Conservation Farmer of the Year award was presented at the October Commissioner meeting to Dubuque County Farmer Tim Daly. We are pleased to have farmers so dedicated to conservation in our county. If you would like to nominate a farmer for next year's award please get ahold of our office. 



Upcoming Field Days

Check back for upcoming field days! 



Cover Crop Cost Share​

​Applications for the State of Iowa's WQI Program are due by 11/10/2023. If you haven't planted your cover crops and want to sign up for cost share come in to sign an application! First time cover crop users are eligible for $25/ac and previous users $15/ac, 160 ac maximum per applicant.



Century and Heritage Farm Program ​
This program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. It recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms. Deadline to apply is June 1st. Click here for more information


Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award​​​​
The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award is a joint effort of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to recognize the exemplary voluntary efforts of Iowa's farmers as environmental leaders committed to healthy soils and improved water quality. Deadline to apply is May 4th. Click here for more information

News and Information

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