Two "Windbreak 101" workshops have been scheduled for Wednesday for those interested in learning more about windbreak maintenance, design, or windbreak cost-share assistance.
Jesse Randall, Iowa State University Extension forester, will lead the discussion on current pests, diseases, and environmental issues affecting existing windbreaks. Randall will also share steps to take when planning and designing a windbreak and recommend suitable tree species for northern Iowa. A panel from NRCS, County Conservation, and ISU Extension and Outreach will field audience members' questions dealing with windbreaks and tree issues.
The morning program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at Briggs Woods Park located two miles south of Webster City on U.S. Highway 17. This course will be held in the conservation office main meeting room and is co-sponsored by the Hamilton County Natural Resources and Conservation Service, Hamilton County Conservation, and the Hamilton County Extension and Outreach office. To preregister or for information about this program, call the Hamilton County Extension and Outreach office at 832-9597 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The program will be repeated that afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Oxbow Building located on U.S. Highway 3, west of Humboldt next to the West Fork of the Des Moines River. This program is co-sponsored by the Humboldt County Natural Resources and Conservation Service, Humboldt County Conservation, and the Humboldt County Extension and Outreach office.
To preregister or for information about the afternoon program, call 515-332-2201 or email email@example.com
There is no charge to attend.