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Study Measures Propane Used for Grain Drying
(Posted on 10/14/2014)
A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach illustrates the results of the collaborative efforts of three ISU farms to measure the propane and electricity used for grain drying during the 2013 harvest season.
Help Farmers Cope with Stress
(Posted on 10/13/2014)
Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.
ISU Extension Scheduling Farm Bill - Program Overview Meetings
(Posted on 10/9/2014)
Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meetings will be held across the state to explain options available under the new Farm Bill.
It's Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week
(Posted on 9/22/2014)
The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week is being held in conjunction with the 71st annual National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 21-27.
Newsletter to Cover All Things Related to Small Farm Living
(Posted on 9/18/2014)
The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find valuable resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.
Producers May Visit a Variety of Manure Management Systems during Field Days
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.
Study Results Tell How to Cut Tractor Fuel Expenses
(Posted on 9/11/2014)
Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.
ISU McNay Field Day Set for Sept. 18
(Posted on 9/5/2014)
Farmers can learn about crops, grazing research and current beef research from Iowa State University at the annual fall field day of the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm.
Experts at Farm Progress Show Encourage Water Quality Improvement Practices Supported by Research
(Posted on 9/5/2014)
Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey and farmer Nate Anderson were guest experts in the Farm Progress Show tent organized by Iowa State University. They shared their management strategy experiences and listened as farmers talked about management practices for their own farms.
Worksheet Helps Producers Identify Selections for 2014 Farm Bill
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election of a commodity program from 2014-18 connected with the Agricultural Act of 2014.

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