210 Bierman Road, Epworth, Iowa  52045             Phone: (563) 876-3418 ext. 3             Email: Colleen.Siefken@ia.nacdnet.net 

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

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. 



HIRING - The Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District is looking to hire a Conservation Agronomist.    This diverse position will guide, assist, and engage Dubuque County farmers in addressing agronomy delivery leading to increased farmer participation, agronomy, soil health principles and conservation practice adoption.   Additionally, they will assist the Soil & Water Conservation District in implementing a performance-based conservation approach in Dubuque County including Ag retailor integration and engagement.    Look HERE for full job description.   Application deadline is October 9, 2020.   

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 colleen.siefken@ia.nacdnet.net 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.  

Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District