News and Information

Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation district 

Conservation Assistant Job Opening

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has an opening for a conservation assistant in Dubuque County. The Conservation Assistant provides administrative and clerical support to the Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), SWCD board members, and field office staff. Click here for more information or to apply. 



​​Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Awards

IDALS, CDI, and NRCS along with many of our valuable partners are joining efforts to sponsor a number of awards this year for farmers. Click here for more information about the awards available and nomination forms. 



​​Dubuque Farmer to Farmer Conference

The Dubuque County Watersheds hosted the first Annual Farmer to Farmer Conference on February 6th, 2024. We would like to thank everyone who attended and made the day a success.



Upcoming Field Days

Check back for upcoming field days! 



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