The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that products that emit radiation.
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Saylorville Lake is located on the Des Moines River in central Iowa, just north of the city of Des Moines. In addition to providing flood control, this 26,000 acre project fulfills a truly multipurpose role. The reservoir provides a minimum downstream river flow for water supply and water quality during drought periods. Park Rangers actively manage the natural resources, conserving river, woodland, wetland, and prairie habitats. Saylorville staff, volunteers and contractors take pride in offering quality outdoor recreation including camping, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife watching and more.
NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.
FCA’s mission is to ensure a safe, sound, and dependable source of credit and related services for all creditworthy and eligible persons in agriculture and rural America.
Drake's rich tradition as one of the 25 oldest law schools in the country is complemented by modern facilities and an innovative curriculum that prepares you for practice. Drake Law School trains students for a wide variety of legal careers that have taken them across the country and around the world. Drake's location in Des Moines -- the capital's only law school -- offers you a competitive edge when seeking internships and clerkships. Just one of the many highlights of Drake Law School. Our diverse student body comes from all over the nation, bringing a variety of perspectives, talents and attributes.
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Information. NASS publications cover a wide range of subjects, from traditional crops, such as corn and wheat, to specialties, such as mushrooms and flowers; from calves born to hogs slaughtered; from agricultural prices to land in farms. The agency has the distinction of being known as The Fact Finders of U.S. Agriculture due to the abundance of information we produce. The National Agricultural Statistics Service's mission is to serve the United States, its agriculture, and its rural communities by providing meaningful, accurate, and objective statistical information and services.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carries Iowa State's land-grant mission throughout the state -- everywhere for all Iowans.
The National Centers for Animal Health is comprised of 3 USDA agencies all playing a large role in providing animal disease research, diagnostics testing and animal biologics regulation for the American public.
United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency - Minnesota
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is a unique ecological restoration project featuring endangered tallgrass prairie and oak savanna ecosystems. Located 20 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa, it is one of the first large-scale prairie reconstruction projects ever attempted. Since its inception in 1990, the 5600-acre Refuge has become a home to hundreds of prairie plant species; re-introduced bison, elk, and regal fritillary butterflies; Henslow's sparrows, short-eared owls, bobolinks, and other rare grassland birds; and many other species dependent on large areas of prairie or grassland. Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.