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Mob Grazing/Pasture Walk

September 24th at 10AM   3727 Calkins Ave SW, Oxford, IA

Featuring Doug Darrow's mob grazing system on land recently converted from cropland to pasture.  Doug will explain his design considerations for fencing and watering systems, and the challenge he's encountered.  Mob grazing consists of high density stocking rates in divided pastures where cattle are moved daily.  Each grazing event is followed by an extended rest period that allows for optimum soil, plant, and animal performance.

A luncheon will be served.  If you will stay for lunch please RSVP @ 319-337-2322 ext. 3 or register online.  Other questions, contact Ruth Izer at the above number.  Rain date 9/25/2014.

For more information and to register
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Cover Crop Field Day

September 15th 5:30-8:00 p.m. 350 Oak Crest Hill Road Hills, IA 

The English River Watershed is joining with the Johnson County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Rapid Creek Watershed Project and Practical Farmers of Iowa to host a field day on cover crop management. The event will be at Stutsman, Inc. 350 Oak Crest Hill Road, Hills, Iowa on Monday, September 15th, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. The field day will introduce a variety of cover crop topics, including how using covers can improve soil health, reduce erosion, and improve water quality. Cost share options, crop certification guidelines in relation to cover crops and ongoing research on implementing ‘third’ crops will be shared as well. Field plot tours of cover crops will be available, weather permitting. 

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Rural ServicesHandshaking

We can help rural farmers and homeowners conserve soil and improve water quality through state and federal cost-share and incentive programs.

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Urban ServicesRain garden

From rain gardens to permeable pavement, we can help landowners manage water quality and soil erosion.

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News and Announcements

CRP Sign-up started June 9th

Women, Land and Legacy Comes to Johnson County!


English River Watershed Management Authority awarded $150,000 for Comprehensive Watershed Planning


John Lundell Permeable Paver Project



Upcoming Events

September 06, 2014 10:00 AM • Liberty Centre Pond, North Liberty
September 07, 2014 11:00 AM • Hawkeye Wildlife Area, DNR Headquarters 2564 Amana Road NW, Swisher
September 15, 2014 5:30 PM • Stutsman, Inc., 350 Oak Crest Hill Rd. Hills, Iowa
September 20, 2014 9:00 AM • F.W. Kent Park, 2048 Hwy 6 NW Oxford, IA
September 24, 2014 10:00 AM • Doug Darrow’s Rapid Creek Family Farm, 3727 Calkins Ave SW, Oxford, IA

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Water Conservation District and

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you with projects related to soil, water, air, plants, or animals in Johnson County, Iowa.

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