Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District - Iowa

Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District - Iowa

Serving the residents, landowners and farm operators of Shelby County Iowa

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Farmers and landowners can sign up now for state cost share funds to help adopt soil health and water quality practices! The funding can be used for in-field management practices, including planting cover crops, transitioning acres to no-till/strip-till soil management, or applying a nitrification inhibitor. For more information, check out: #CoverIowa #CleanWaterIowa #IowaAg

Cover Crop Termination Guidelines - Walnut & Indian Creek Watershed 03/15/2021

Cover Crop Termination Guidelines - Walnut & Indian Creek Watershed

Cover Crop Termination Guidelines - Walnut & Indian Creek Watershed By Dan Case, Watershed Coordinator Dear Cover Crop Participant, Thank you for participating in the Walnut and Indian Creek Watershed Project and the Iowa Nutrient Reduction strategy! We hope you are seeing the benefits from your cover crop planting, as most of the fields are looking GREAT! Your cove...

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Attention Shelby County High School Seniors: Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Conservation Districts of Iowa are sponsoring a scholarship for seniors who are pursuing their education in the field of conservation or agriculture. The Shelby County SWCD scholarship will be given to an eligible senior that LIVES in Shelby County. The scholarship is in the amount of $500.
Applications are available at your school, online at, or at the NRCS office in Harlan and are due February 12, 2021.

Home Page Mission The Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) informs, educates and leads Iowans through our local soil and water conservation districts to promote conservation of natural resources.Structure The 500 soil and water conservation district commissioners, five for every soil and water conservation di...


The Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District is currently taking applications for producers interested in converting row crop acres back to Pasture and Hayland. Iowa Financial Incentive Program (IFIP) can pay up to 50% of the eligible or estimated cost, whichever is less to help install this practice. A limit of 20 acres per applicant has been set. Eligible acres must have been row cropped in three out of the last five years to be eligible for this signup. Applicants will be required by the IFIP rules to sign a five-year maintenance agreement once this practice has been certified.

Funding for this program is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis. For more information on this signup, please contact the District office at
(712) 755-2417, ext 3 or stop by the District office located at 2519 Southwest Ave, Harlan IA 51537 05/19/2020

Secretary Naig Encourages Farmers, Landowners to Apply Now for Cost Share Funding to Implement Water Quality Practices | Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

If you are interested in cover crops please call the office at 712-755-2417, ext 3 and we can get you an application. Or you can message Joann at [email protected] and she can email you the application. Secretary Naig Encourages Farmers, Landowners to Apply Now for Cost Share Funding to Implement Water Quality Practices DES MOINES, Iowa (May 5, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that farmers and landowners can now sign up for cost share funds through the Water Quality Initi...

[04/20/20]   Soil and Water Conservation Week April 26th-May 3rd.
This years theme "Where Would We Bee Without Pollinators?" About 1 out of every 3 bites of food exists because of our precious pollinators. Insects such as bees, wasps, moths, butterflies, flies, and beetles are the most common pollinators, but as many as 1,500 species of vertebrates such as birds and mammals also serve as pollinators. The total value of pollination services rendered by all insects globally comes in excess of 100 billion US dollars.

[03/31/20]   Due to recent public health concerns, effective Thursday, March 19th, the Shelby County USDA Service Center is locking the door to the public, but will still be open by appointment only. The Service Center houses the Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Farm Service Agency. If you need to make an appointment with one of these agencies, please call 712-755-5116, option 3.



2519 Southwest Ave
Harlan, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30
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