Adair County Soil and Water Conservation District

Adair County Soil and Water Conservation District The Adair County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is made up of 5 elected commissioners who live in Adair County. We work with our partners including the USDA-NRCS, IDALS and Pheasants Forever to get conservation on the ground!
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Greenfield NRCS/Adair SWCD remains closed to the public due to the COVID 19 restrictions but we are still available to o...
04/20/2020

Greenfield NRCS/Adair SWCD remains closed to the public due to the COVID 19 restrictions but we are still available to our customers by phone!! There is minimal staff at the office and available to answer your calls at 641-343-7033.

04/17/2020
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Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship introduces Online Pesticide Self-Servce Portal. (April 13, 2020) Iowa Secretary of Ag Mike Naig announced that pesticide icense applications and payments can now be completed online through IDALS's new pesticide self-service portal. "The online pesticide system modernizes the way the Department receives and processes license applications and payments," said Secretary Naig. "This new system is an example of our continued focus on customer service across the Department. It will be especially helpful for applicators who are looking to get certified for this growing season." The system is available starting April 13, and can be accessed at iowaagriculture.force.com/pesticideapplicator. For more information regarding pesticide applicator licensing and certification call the Pesticide Bureau at IDALS 515-281-8591 or email [email protected].

CDI Poster Contest Deadline Update!!!!!!  This is a perfect time for your student to participate in the  2020 Conservati...
04/17/2020

CDI Poster Contest Deadline Update!!!!!! This is a perfect time for your student to participate in the 2020 Conservation Poster Contest!! The deadline for entries has been extended to Monday, June 1, 2020! Plenty of time for creativity to explode into an award winning Poster entitled "Where would we BEE without Pollinators?" The Adair SWCD will receive your poster entry until June 1, 2020. All poster entries will be recognized, winners of each age category will be chosen and awarded a prize from the Adair SWCD. First place winners will be forwarded on to the CDI Regional Director! Get those colored pencils, markers and pencils out and BEGIN YOUR CREATIVE ARTWORK TODAY!!! If you have any questions please feel free to call the Adair SWCD office at 641-343-7033. Let's make this a RECORD YEAR FOR ENTRIES!!!!! (See below post for more information.)

Hey, All Iowa Kids and Parents!  During this challenging time, encourage your student to participate in the 2021 Iowa Ca...
04/17/2020

Hey, All Iowa Kids and Parents! During this challenging time, encourage your student to participate in the 2021 Iowa Calendar Contest!!!!! See the infomation posted below!!!!! Contact Adair SWCD at 641-343-7033 if you have any questions.

04/02/2020
Adair County extra trees are listed below.  Even though the office remains closed to the public due to the COVID19 restr...
04/02/2020

Adair County extra trees are listed below. Even though the office remains closed to the public due to the COVID19 restrictions, there is always at least one staff person in there to answer phone calls. If you or anyone you know who would like to purchase some of our extra trees this spring, please call the office to place your order! The funds received through our annual tree sales goes toward the High School Senior scholarships awarded each year. Thank you for your support of our high school seniors of Adair County.

Adair County SWCD Tree Sales availability are going fast!  Attached is a list still available; some types of trees on th...
03/04/2020

Adair County SWCD Tree Sales availability are going fast! Attached is a list still available; some types of trees on the tree order form are sold out from our supplier but we can still get more of others. This year we have had interest in the Techny and Thuja Arborvitae types of trees as well as some fruit trees and were able to order these for our customers. We try hard to get trees/shrubs for our customers, so if you are interested in something that is not on our tree order form, please give us a call at 641-343-7033!!

If you are interested in learning about the current General and Continuous CRP sign-ups that are available for landowner...
01/16/2020

If you are interested in learning about the current General and Continuous CRP sign-ups that are available for landowners and producers, you should come to this information workshop happening in Greenfield on Wednesday, January 29th! The workshop starts at 11 AM with lunch to follow. Join us at Greenfield Gospel Church, 401 E. Iowa St., Greenfield, IA 50849. RSVPs are requested as there will be FREE pizza for those who attend. We hope to see you there!

To RSVP, call Kelsey Fleming at 712-660-0880 or email her at [email protected].

The Adair SWCD Tree Order Form has been updated!  We apologize that the Concolor Fir bare root conifers and the Elderber...
12/03/2019

The Adair SWCD Tree Order Form has been updated! We apologize that the Concolor Fir bare root conifers and the Elderberry Shrubs are unavailable; only 2 - 3 ft (NOT THE 3 - 4 ft) size Silver Maple bare roots are still available; and the 18" - 24" Serviceberry shrubs are still available. If you have any questions we encourage you to call the Adair SWCD office at 641-343-7033. Thank you.

12/03/2019
Attention - High School Seniors of the graduating class of 2020!  Lots of planning and preparations are being made this ...
12/03/2019

Attention - High School Seniors of the graduating class of 2020! Lots of planning and preparations are being made this time of year for the holiday season. Parents and graduating seniors of 2020 are also planning and preparing for new adventures for the future of their young adult. Applications are available now for the Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarships. CDI is partnering with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to foster the higher education endeavors of Iowa students interested in conservation and agriculture by offering scholarships. Iowa High School Class of 2020 students pursuing programs of study in any field of conservation or agriculture qualifies for the Conservation Scholarship. While this is a wide field and many studies qualify, preference will be given to students pursing programs of study in conservation. The scholarship must be used for the student's first year of college education. The Adair County SWCD encourages Seniors of 2020 to carefully complete the attached application (attached) and mail or bring it in to the Adair SWCD office located at 705 NE Sixth Street, Greenfield, by Friday, February 14, 2020.

Third Grade Field Day with "On the Trail of Iowa Corn" sponsored by Ag 4 All. Adair SWCD personnel, Abby Hansen, Soil Co...
10/22/2019

Third Grade Field Day with "On the Trail of Iowa Corn" sponsored by Ag 4 All. Adair SWCD personnel, Abby Hansen, Soil Conservationist, and Nancy Antisdel, State Technician, talking about our natural resource, "Soil", and demonstrating soil horizons, no-till vs. tillage, using a soil probe. Thank you, Ag4All, for letting us be a part of this fun and educational field day for our NV and O-M 3rd graders!

The National NACD Photo Contest is open to all amateur photographers and the Adair County SWCD wants to encourage all st...
09/26/2019

The National NACD Photo Contest is open to all amateur photographers and the Adair County SWCD wants to encourage all students and young adults who have a "knack" for photography to enter their pictures in this contest! Contestants are allowed to enter as many as five photos that each fit into four specific categories. Entries will be judged locally and awarded a local prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. (All entries, however, will be forwarded on to the National Level.) Last year's winner and congratulations went to Ben Breheny from Nodaway Valley High School. The deadline for the 2019 Photo Contest Applications are due in our office by November 1, 2019, by 4:30 pm. For more information and entry forms, please contact our office or go to the NACD website www.nacdnet.org and go to photo contest.

Introducing Abby Hansen, the NRCS Soil Conservationist in the Greenfield  NRCS/Adair SWCD Office.  I grew up north of Da...
09/18/2019

Introducing Abby Hansen, the NRCS Soil Conservationist in the Greenfield NRCS/Adair SWCD Office. I grew up north of Dallas Center, Iowa, on my family's farm where I continue to live and help run today. We grow corn, soybeans, and alfalfa/grass hay. We also run a fall and spring cow calf herd, a farrow to finish hog operation, and a commercial sheep herd. I graduated this past May from iowa State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in both Agronomy and Environmental Science. While at Iowa State, I had the opportunity to complete internships with Heartland Cooperative, Warren County NRCS and Linn County NRCS. I also coached volleyball at Nevada High School for two years while at Iowa State. In my free time I enjoy farming, showing livestock and playing/coaching volleyball and basketball. I am excited to be here in Adair County and work with landowners to develop conservation practices on their farms.

Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District is having a Soil Health Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 24th and YOU are in...
09/12/2019

Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District is having a Soil Health Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 24th and YOU are invited! Doug Peterson and a local producer panel will share their knowledge and experiences with soil health and the practices that improve it!

There will be a FREE ribeye sandwich for lunch, so RSVP by next Tuesday, September 17th. Call 515-462-2961 x3 to let them know you're coming!

Our Soil Health Workshop is just two weeks away! We can't wait to have Doug Peterson and our local producer panel share their knowledge and experiences with soil health and the practices that improve it!

There will be a free lunch, so we're requesting RSVPs by next Tuesday, September 17th. Call 515-462-2961 x3 to let us know you're coming!

Robert Taylor is retiring from the position of North Thompson Watershed Coordinator for the Adair, Madison and Union cou...
09/06/2019

Robert Taylor is retiring from the position of North Thompson Watershed Coordinator for the Adair, Madison and Union counties SWCD offices. Robert has been a part of the Adair County SWCD for many years as a federal technician, and after his retirement, he came back to Adair SWCD for the past year as the North Thompson Watershed Coordinator. Robert's skills and experiences have always been a great asset to our office and our customers. As Robert retires from the NTWS Coordinator position and hands off the responsibilities and workload to Jodi Hitz, the new NTWS Coordinator, the commissioners, staff and others wish him the best for his future days.

Adair County welcomes Mrs. Jodi Hitz as the new North Thompson Watershed Project Coordinator.  Jodi shares:  "I graduate...
09/06/2019

Adair County welcomes Mrs. Jodi Hitz as the new North Thompson Watershed Project Coordinator. Jodi shares: "I graduated from Iowa State University with a master's degree in Animal Nutrition with a focus on grazing management. After graduation, I worked with Iowa State Extension for 7 years with the Cow Herd Improvement Program. Recently, I've worked for the Union County Soil & Water Conservation District doing planning for CRP, cover crops, checking watershed structures, and as coordinator of the 12-Mile Lake Watershed Project. I live by Creston with my husband, three boys, a small cow herd, and a menagerie of other animals. I will be working three days a week on the North Thompson and am based out of the Creston NRCS office. I look forward to getting out and meeting everyone in the watershed. If anyone has questions or areas of concern on their farm, please feel free to stop by the Greenfield, Winterset, or Creston SWCD offices or give me a call in Creston SWCD at 641-782-4218 (x3)

Congratulations to the Baudler Family and the Crall Family for receiving the Farm Environmental Leader Award at the 2019...
08/19/2019

Congratulations to the Baudler Family and the Crall Family for receiving the Farm Environmental Leader Award at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Thank you for your leadership, example and environmental stewardship in Adair county.

Check out this pollinator habitat field day in Union County on Monday, August 26th!
08/16/2019

Check out this pollinator habitat field day in Union County on Monday, August 26th!

Landowners and families who want to learn more about planting monarch and pollinator #habitat should attend this field day on August 26 near Creston, Iowa.

The event is being hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Pheasants Forever, U.S. Department of Agriculture-NRCS and the Union County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Learn more about this field day today! https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/monarch-and-pollinator-habitat-highlights-field-day

We had so much fun working at the NRCS/IDALS/SWCS booth yesterday for Ragbrai in Adair County. Our booth was set up at t...
07/23/2019

We had so much fun working at the NRCS/IDALS/SWCS booth yesterday for Ragbrai in Adair County. Our booth was set up at the Jesse James Historical site west of Adair. These 3 organizations partner up every year for Ragbrai, and so many riders told us they look forward to stopping at the booth each year. Maybe it's because we give away free bananas and provide postcards, which we stamp and send for them. So many great stories and conversations about soil conservation and water quality. It was a great day for the riders, it was a little windy but was a nice cool morning. #Bananas4RAGRAI

Are you interested in learning more about pollinator habitat? Check out this field day happening in Adair County on Wedn...
06/07/2019

Are you interested in learning more about pollinator habitat? Check out this field day happening in Adair County on Wednesday, June 19th from 9 AM - 12 PM! There will be a short program starting at 9 AM at the Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 202 S. 1st Street, Greenfield, IA, then we will head out to northeastern Adair County to look at pollinator habitat in the field.

RSVPs are recommended, but not required. Call Kelsey Fleming, PF Farm Bill Biologist, (712) 660-0880 to RSVP or answer any questions you have.

Look at the fun and education happening on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.  A Very Successful Adair County Fifth Grade Field Day...
05/03/2019

Look at the fun and education happening on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. A Very Successful Adair County Fifth Grade Field Day!!!!!!

Mother’s Day is May 12!!! A perfect time to give the “LIVING GIFT” of a tree to someone very special to you! The Adair C...
05/02/2019

Mother’s Day is May 12!!! A perfect time to give the “LIVING GIFT” of a tree to someone very special to you! The Adair County SWCD Tree Sales are going on right now and the following trees/shrubs still available are: 35 - Concolor Fir (bareroot); 20 - Black Hills Spruce (bareroot); 26 - Norway Spruce (bareroot); 2 - White Pine (bareroot); 4 - Silver Maple (3-4' bareroot); 18 - Sugar Maple (2 - 3'); 6 - Northern Red Oak (2-3' bareroot); 3 - Swamp White Oak (2-3' bareroot); 7 - Redosier Dogwood (3-4' bareroot); and 25 - Common Ninebark (2-3' bareroot). If you have ordered trees, delivery is scheduled for Monday, May 6 and tree pick-up for customers will be at the Adair County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, May 7, from 9:00 – 11:30 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Please give us a call at 641-343-7033.

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The Conservation Districts of Iowa partners with the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to foster the hi...
05/02/2019

The Conservation Districts of Iowa partners with the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to foster the higher education endeavors of Iowa students interested in conservation and agriculture by offering scholarships. The Adair SWCD Commissioners are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Adair SWCD Scholarship Award. Congratulations to Nodaway Valley High School Seniors Miss Allison Scheel, daughter of Jeff and Beth Scheel, and Mr. Cole Shike, son of Dave and Jami Shike. Each graduate will receive their Certificate of Award presented at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:00 pm. (Pictured Left-Right: Arvid Evans, Commissioner; Tad Day, Commissioner; Cole Shike, Graduate; Phil Kading, Commissioner; Allison Scheel, Graduate; Marvin Lundsted, Assistant Commissioner and Randy Caviness, Commissioner. (not present: Jim Frederick, Commissioner)

ATTENTION!!!!  Adair SWCD Tree Sales orders will be shipped on Monday, May 6 and we are planning for the pickup date for...
04/25/2019

ATTENTION!!!! Adair SWCD Tree Sales orders will be shipped on Monday, May 6 and we are planning for the pickup date for your orders to be on Tuesday, May 7!! Due to an error in the shipping acknowledgement, we do have several extra trees and shrubs still available. If you need extra trees to complete your planting, please give us a call at 641-343-7033. The following trees/shrubs available are: 10 - Potted Colorado Blue Spruce (24-30"); 1 - potted Eastern Red Cedar (15-18"); 35 - Concolor Fir (bareroot); 20 - Black Hills Spruce (bareroot); 35 - Norway Spruce (bareroot); 2 - White Pine (bareroot); 15 - Silver Maple (3-4' bareroot); 23 - Sugar Maple (2 - 3'); 6 - Northern Red Oak (2-3' bareroot); 11 - Swamp White Oak (2-3' bareroot); 7 - Redosier Dogwood (3-4' bareroot); and 25 - Common Ninebark (2-3' bareroot).

Adair SWCD 2019 Poster Contest theme is "LIFE IN THE SOIL: DIG DEEPER".  Adair SWCD congratulates Oliver Freeland (Paren...
04/04/2019

Adair SWCD 2019 Poster Contest theme is "LIFE IN THE SOIL: DIG DEEPER". Adair SWCD congratulates Oliver Freeland (Parents: Jimmy and Rena Freeland) for his 2nd grade entry in the National Conservation Poster Contest! Adair SWCD also congratulates Mylee Comstock (Parents: Adam and Mindy Comstock) and Bretton Van Horn (Parent: Jessica Van Horn) for their 6th grade entries in the National Conservation Poster Contest! Each student will receive recognition for their poster entry as well as a monetary award. Presenting congratulations to the students is Bailie Walters, Soil Conservationist for NRCS. The NACD Poster Contest is open to kindergarten through twelfth grade students.

03/27/2019

We want to remind everyone that we have two landowner meetings going on Thursday, March 28th in Greenfield!

At 2 PM, we will be hosting a CRP Mid-Contract Management Workshop and at 6 PM there will be a 3-Mile Lake Watershed Meeting. Both will be at the Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 201 S 1st Street (right next to the library).

Please RSVP to Ruth Holan at 641-343-7033 or Dixie Baker at 641-782-4218 if you plan to attend!

Are you interested in learning more about 3-Mile Lake watershed? Do you want to hear about the recent watershed assessme...
03/20/2019

Are you interested in learning more about 3-Mile Lake watershed? Do you want to hear about the recent watershed assessment as well as the practices and cost share options that can help improve water quality, soil health and also benefit wildlife?

If so, you should come to this meeting on Thursday, March 28th at 6 PM in Greenfield! Please RSVP to Dixie Baker (641) 782-4218 or Ruth Holan (641) 343-7033. A FREE meal will be provided!

We will be providing a CRP mid-contract management workshop on March 28th in Greenfield for landowners and producers who...
03/20/2019

We will be providing a CRP mid-contract management workshop on March 28th in Greenfield for landowners and producers who want to learn more about mid-contract management! This workshop is hosted by USDA, Iowa DNR, local Soil & Water Conservation Districts, and Pheasants Forever and is FREE. To RSVP, call Kelsey Fleming @ 712-660-0880.

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705 NE 6th St, Ste E
Greenfield, IA
50849

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