Cover Crop Cost Share -  Applications are  currently being accepted through the State of Iowa's  WQI program.  First time cover crop users are eligible for $25/ac and previous users $15/ac, 160 ac maximum per applicant.   Contact the office at 563-876-3418 #3 or  email to have the application paperwork forwarded to you.       

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 1st deadline to apply.  

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.   May 4th deadline to apply. 



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Video Library  -  

         - Miller Family Farm Cover Crop Field Day 

Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District

Herbicides & Cover Crops  -  Things to consider in the spring prior to applying herbicides.  

Upcoming Field Days/Events -  

August 25th 5-7 p.m.   Covers and Cows   Nick Smith Farm - Durango