Value Added Ag Events

05/26/2015- ANR at Noon
Sustainable Vegetable Production in Iowa” by Ajay Nair, Assistant Professor in Horticulture, and Extension Vegetable Specialist

05/26/2015- Heartbeat of the Farm
Heartbeat of the Farm is a four session course designed to give women strategies for effectively working with family and employees. Program starts on May 5 and continues on May 12, 19, and 26th. To register go to or call the Carroll County Extension office at 712-792-2364.

05/31/2015- Food Preservation 101
A fun overview for adults and older school-age youth on the old-time (yet still practical!) art of drying, freezing, picking, hot water bath canning and pressure canning for fruits and vegetables. This class will help beginners decide which method is most practical for them and will also help remind experienced canners of food safety proc

06/04/2015- Women Marketing Grain
Participants will learn about grain marketing from ISU Extension and Outreach specialists as well as local agricultural businesses experts. Participants will also engage in hands-on activities, learn through web-based training materials and discuss how to develop a grain marketing plan. The goal of this program is to improve the participants’

06/09/2015- Gardening Webinar-Design from Yard to Trough
Design from Yard to Trough presented by Lisa Orgler and Gary Whittenbaugh. Learn how to add spark to your landscape design. Next, dive into trough planters filled with confiers and their companions.

06/16/2015- Ladies Farm Seminar Series
At Water's Edge Nature Center with Jackie Kragel from NRCS taking us on a farm drainage conservation tour.

06/18/2015- Rain Barrel Make and Take Program
Have you wondered what to do with all this extra rain water? We have the answer! A Rain Barrel Make and Take program will be held at the Briggs Center in Wapello on June 18, 2015 starting at 6:00pm. Instruction will be led by the Louisa County Master Gardeners and registration is due by June 5, 2015. Cost of the program is $45.00. Please c

06/24/2015- Nashua Research Farm Field Day