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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.   



Herbicides & Cover Crops  Things to consider this spring prior to applying herbicides.  

Cover Crop Cost Share -  Anticipating signup paperwork to be available when crop certification is going on this spring! In the past, first time cover crop users are eligible for $25/ac and previous users were $15/ac.   We are still awaiting this years guidelines.   Federal EQIP funding has a year round signup, although current signup will not have funds available until 2019.     

Cover Crops Meeting :   April 10th, 7-9 p.m. at Epworth City Hall, 191 Jacoby Drive.   Dubuque County producers on hand to answer your questions regarding all aspects of cover crop establishment and termination.   A custom made roller crimper for cover crop termination will be on display at 6:30 p.m.   

Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District

Century and Heritage Farm Program 

The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms.   For further info  Century Farm Award , Heritage Farm Award.  June 1, 2018 deadline to apply.  

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