The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is seeking applications for targeted watershed demonstration projects focused on water quality. Potential projects have until March 31 to apply for the funds. The ag agency will make available up to $2.5 million to support demonstration projects over their initial duration period not to exceed 3 years. Department officials say projects must be within the nine large priority watersheds that have been identified by the Iowa Water Resources Coordinating Council — Floyd, West Nishnabotna, East Nishnabotna, North Raccoon, Boone, South Skunk, Skunk, Middle Cedar, and Turkey. Project applications, which includes a map of priority watersheds, can be found on the www.IowaAgriculture.gov Web site under “Hot Topics” or they can be requested by contacting the department’s Division of Soil Conservation at 515-281-5851.