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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
click here.



Women, Land and Legacy Upcoming events!

Two great events are coming up for women in Johnson and surrounding counties.


On Saturday, September 27th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. join us for a potluck and social gathering to connect and network with other women involved in agriculture and land care.  


On Saturday November 8th from 1-4 p.m. join the Bur Oak Land Trust and Johnson WLL for a great event on tool maintenance.


For more information and to register for these events, click on event titles below in the "Upcoming Events" section.


Rural ServicesHandshaking

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

Learn about Rural Services


Urban ServicesRain garden

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

Learn about Urban Services


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 24, 2014 10:00 AM • Doug Darrow’s Rapid Creek Family Farm, 3727 Calkins Ave SW, Oxford, IA
September 27, 2014 4:30 PM • 1259 Rohret Rd. SW, Oxford
September 29, 2014 6:30 PM • Solon Public Library, 320 W Main Street, Solon, IA
November 08, 2014 • 3261 500th Street SW (F62) Iowa City
April 11, 2015 • Johnson County Extension Fairgrounds building or Wetherby Park

The Johnson County Soil and

Water Conservation District and

the Natural Resources

Conservation Service can assist

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

We provide free technical assistance in protecting these resources and can also assist with applications for funding.

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