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

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Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District

$1,000 Father Norman White Memorial Scholarship -  Due to the COVID-19 virus and schools currently being shutdown, the scholarship will not be available in 2020.  

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

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.  

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.