Cover Crop Cost Share - ALL STATE FUNDING HAS BEEN ALLOCATED, CHECK BACK NEXT SPRING!  First time cover crop users are eligible for $25/ac and previous users are $15/ac.    Federal EQIP funding has a year round signup.   Apply by 10/20/17 for FY 18 EQIP.  

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.  

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.   



Father Norman White Memorial Scholarship  -  Applicationscurrently being accepted for those entering into a Agricultural or Natural Resources related field at  Loras College, University of Dubuque, Clarke University, NICC - Peosta or Calmar or University of Wisconsin - Platteville.   Apply by 3/15/18.  

Summer INTERN opening.  Apply by March 1, 2018.   More Info

$4,000 Scholarship - Conservation District's of Iowa  - deadline 2/16/18

High School seniors entering into field of a Conservation or Agricultural  are eligible to apply.   Application paperwork has been submitted to all local high schools or can be obtainedHERE

Application deadline is February 16, 2018.   



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

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