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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We are building a new WASCoB terrace at our Steen farm, on the south side of Wheatland.  This addition should improve the performance of the erosion-reduction efforts at that location.  382 more words

News

Time for your Soil Health Check Up!

Today’s guest post is by Marty Adkins, Assistant State Conservationist for Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a member of the Iowa Learning Farms Steering Committee. 402 more words

Soil Microbes Every Agronomist Should Know

This webinar is sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology, National Technology Support Centers

What will you learn?

This webinar will focus on the challenges and benefits of managing soil biology rather than relying only on chemically based systems, along with the key roles that soil microbes play in agroecosystems. 157 more words

News

NRCS Engineering Pathways Internship available in Pierre, SD

Engineering NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Services) Pathways Internship opened on 11/02/2017  and closes on 11/09/2017

There are 18 vacancies in the following locations : IA, IL, MO, OK, NE, SD, TX, WI… 52 more words

Federal Jobs

Enticing the “prince of game birds” back to a Maryland farm

As a young mechanic just out of the Air Force, Bob Spiering said the whistling call of the bobwhite quail went silent.

It was the early 1980s in Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and the decades of disappearing quail populations had finally hit Caroline County. 940 more words

Blog Entries

Got a Gully? Fix It, Don’t Disc It.

Iowa NRCS has launched a new campaign, “Fix It, Don’t Disc it” to help inform Iowa farmers about a conservation compliance change that requires treating ephemeral gully erosion on highly erodible land (HEL).  370 more words

Conservation

Deadline for 2018 NRCS cost-share applications is Friday, October 13

This year’s deadline for landowners to apply for cost-share programs through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is coming up! Our local NRCS staff are happy to provide a no-cost natural resources consultation for private landowners. 58 more words