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Iowa State Helps Develop App for Recording Pesticide Applications
(Posted on 2/20/2015)
Iowa State University helped develop an app that makes it easier to meet state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements. Extension and Outreach is working with developers to improve the app's usefulness and features.
North Central Iowa Research Association and Iowa State University to Hold Educational Meeting
(Posted on 2/12/2015)
The annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association and educational program of the ISU Northern Research Farm will take place on March 12 at the Duncan Ballroom in Duncan.
Make Plans to Attend the North Iowa Agriculture Summit Feb. 19
(Posted on 2/11/2015)
The North Iowa Agriculture Summit is an opportunity for producers and agriculture professionals to become better informed about what is happening in the industry, to network and share resources.
Iowa Learning Farms Launches Podcast Series
(Posted on 2/10/2015)
In a new podcast series, titled “Conservation Chat,” Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs, holds casual conversations with Iowans about aspects of conservation. The first guests are Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Mills County farmer Steve McGrew.
 
Lawrence Reappointed As Associate Dean and Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Director
(Posted on 2/9/2015)
John Lawrence has been reappointed to a second five-year term as associate dean for extension in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director for agriculture and natural resources for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Workshops for Dry Manure Applicator Certification Offered by Extension
(Posted on 2/6/2015)
Manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators will be held in February. These workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.
Iowa Learning Farms February Webinar Focuses on Forage Crops and Grazing
(Posted on 2/4/2015)
The Iowa Learning Farms February webinar will feature Joe Sellers, a beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The free webinar will be live on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m.
Eco Family Project Starts March 19
(Posted on 2/4/2015)
Iowans will learn how to maximize their resources and share their extras during the 2015 Eco Family Project from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Registration is now open for the project, which begins March 19 and runs through June 11.
Producer Opportunities to Learn about Local Watershed Improvement Strategies
(Posted on 2/2/2015)
Crop producers can continue discussions about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction strategy and local watershed improvement, learn more about best practices for reducing nutrient loss into Iowa’s waterways, and talk to farmers who are implementing practices at upcoming events.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Keokuk County
(Posted on 1/30/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in the Iowa community of Hedrick in Keokuk County. A statewide quarantine remains in place and restricts the movement of hardwood firewood, ash logs, wood chips and ash tree nursery stock out of Iowa into non-quarantined areas of other states.

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