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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: What Does It Mean for City Dwellers?
(Posted on 7/20/2015)
SDSU Extension veterinarian Russ Daly answers questions on what urban citizens should know about highly pathogenic avian influenza.  This article is part of a cooperative effort of ISU Extension and Outreach, SDSU Extension and University of Minnesota Extension to provide resources for families struggling with the human challenges brought on by avian influenza.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Field Day on Whole Farm Conservation in Dallas County
(Posted on 7/17/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies.
ISU Extension offers Iowa Drainage School at Nashua
(Posted on 7/17/2015)
The design, installation and maintenance of drainage systems is the focus of the Iowa Drainage School to be held on Aug. 25-27 at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, Iowa.
Learning the Science of Interpreting Soil and Manure Tests
(Posted on 7/10/2015)
In a step-by-step approach, instructions will be offered for reading a manure test and determining how much of the crop nutrient needs can be met with manure applications.
Webinar Series on Ag Drainage Water Management Announced
(Posted on 7/8/2015)
Agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality are the topics of a series of webinars recently developed by a team of extension specialists from several Upper Midwest universities. The first webinar of the series July 22 features Wright County farmer Tim Smith.
Iowa Learning Farms July Webinar on Soil Health
(Posted on 7/8/2015)
Mahdi Al-Kaisi will discuss the concept of soil health, its basic principles, factors for healthy soil and management choices that affect soil health during the regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar July 22.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Lee County, Iowa
(Posted on 7/8/2015)
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.
Summer Newsletter Helps Acreage Owners Maintain Water Quality
(Posted on 7/7/2015)
Learn about protecting drinking water, septic system maintenance, riparian buffer strips and pesticide application in the summer edition of Acreage Living Newsletter.
Monroe County Field Day Includes Bioreactors and Cover Crops
(Posted on 7/7/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Soybean Association, will host a field day on Thursday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tom Dykstra farm, rural Eddyville.
Learn about Cover Crops, Grassed Waterways and Conservation Planning July 21
(Posted on 7/6/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a workshop about available conservation planning, the installation of grassed waterways and erosion control blankets along with the use of cover crops July 21 on the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax.

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