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

Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District

Cover Crop Cost Share -  Applications are NOT currently being accepted through the WQI program! First time cover crop users are eligible for $25/ac and previous users $15/ac, 160 ac maximum per applicant.   Federal EQIP funding has a year round signup, although current signup will not have funds available until 2020.     

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

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.   



$1,000 Father Norman White Memorial Scholarship:   March 30th deadline.  Dubuque County High School graduate enrolling in an Agricultural or Natural Resources related 

​field.   Application deadline for 2019 has passed, please check back spring of 2020.  

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