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Harmon Named Interim Director of Iowa Pork Industry Center
(Posted on 8/14/2014)
Jay Harmon has been named the interim director for Iowa State University’s Iowa Pork Industry Center, bringing expertise in pork production systems to the position.
Beef Producers Invited to Tom Noffsinger Low-Stress Handling Clinic
(Posted on 7/24/2014)
Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State and Merck Animal Health are sponsoring an Aug. 12 clinic led by Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a consulting feedyard veterinarian from Nebraska, at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield.
Keep Pigs Comfortable during High Heat and Humidity
(Posted on 7/22/2014)
As the temperature and humidity level rise outside, pork producers need to address animal comfort indoors, according to the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.
Bus Trip Planned for Beginning and Young Beef Producers
(Posted on 7/18/2014)
Beginning and young Iowa beef producers can get unique networking and educational opportunities from a two-day bus trip to Nebraska planned for early September.
Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar Set for Aug. 11
(Posted on 7/17/2014)
The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will help sponsor a Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar next month. 
4-H Fun and Education Combine in Commodity Carnival Game at Iowa State Fair
(Posted on 7/16/2014)
4-H teen leaders will be helping youth through a new interactive Commodity Carnival game that will be featured at the Iowa State Fair and eight county fairs in Iowa.
International Conference at Iowa State to Focus on Welfare Issues in Beef Cattle Industry
(Posted on 7/15/2014)
Some of the nation's leading beef producers, retailers, government officials, NGOs, animal scientists, veterinarians and students will discuss beef cattle welfare this week on Iowa State University's campus.
Iowa Grazing Workshops with Jim Gerrish Set for August
(Posted on 7/15/2014)
Grazing consultant Jim Gerrish will hold a series of five workshops across Iowa Aug. 18-22 in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Center.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Pasture Improvement Field Day in Decatur County
(Posted on 7/11/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day near Leon focusing on pasture improvement on Thursday, July 31.
Extension Publication Explains Automatic Dairy Feeding Systems
(Posted on 7/10/2014)
Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recently produced a new publication about automatic dairy feeding systems.

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