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Iowa Organic Conference to Help Producers Meet Growing Demand for Organics
(Posted on 9/22/2014)
The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.
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.
Competition Gives High School Students Crop Scouting Experience
(Posted on 9/17/2014)
Iowa high school students applied integrated pest management principles and gained corn and soybean scouting experience by participating in and preparing for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Scouting Competition Aug. 5.
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.
Iowa Learning Farms Webinar Focuses on Stream Bank Erosion
(Posted on 9/10/2014)
This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Iowa State's Tom Isenhart. He'll discuss the question, “Do we know enough about stream bank erosion to mitigate damage to stream ecosystems?” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Four Cover Crop Field Days in September
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms is hosting four cover crop field days this September. Each event will have a different aspect of this conservation farming practice.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Story County
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa now has 13 counties infested with Emerald Ash Borer after beetles were found in Story City.
Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Field Day Is Sept. 4
(Posted on 8/18/2014)
Palmer waterhemp, soybean cyst management and an update on the new weather station will highlight the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm fall field day Sept. 4.
Talk about Water Quality and Pest Resistance Management at Iowa State’s Farm Progress Show Exhibit
(Posted on 8/15/2014)
Exhibits in the Iowa State tent, located at the corner of Center and Seventh Avenues of the Farm Progress Show, contain information related to best management practices for improving water quality and pest resistance, and information about Iowa State's involvement in protecting crops against pest resistance and state efforts to improve water quality. Demonstration plots outside the tent offer a look at biomass and cover crops.
Transitioning to Organic: Online Course Begins Aug. 26
(Posted on 8/12/2014)
Iowa State University is beginning a 16-week online course on organic agriculture for producers who are interested in learning about the latest techniques for transitioning into organic farming, or improving their existing organic operations.

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