Agriculture and Horticulture
UI Extension, Blaine County provides training and education to serve identified needs of the agriculture and horticulture interests of Blaine County residents.
Soil Sample Testing
UI Extension, Blaine County provides the tools to take soil samples and assists with interpreting lab results.
Contact our office for information on collecting a soil sample.
Learn to read soil test results from the UI Extension publication Using Soil Test Results for Garden Fertilization.
Resources from UI Extension
The resources below reach beyond Blaine County. Our practical education and research supports agriculture, natural resources, youth, families, communities and the environment.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture listed 186 farms in Blaine County and a total of 179,130 acres of farm land. The market value of products sold is $38.5 million. The major commodities grown are alfalfa, malting barley and seed potatoes.
A large part of the alfalfa grown in Blaine County is organic. Alfalfa is often used for dairies or sold out of state. Malting barley is grown under contracts with many companies, including Miller-Coors, Anheuser-Busch, Negra Modelo and open-market venues.