July 2011

July 8, 2011 08:00 AM

A second group of Iowa women traveled to Uganda as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program connects Iowa farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.

July 7, 2011 03:42 PM

On July 18, the Iowa 4-H Foundation will hold a benefit auction to support 4-H programs in Iowa. The public is welcome to submit proxy bids on any of the auction items listed online.

July 7, 2011 02:44 PM

More and more gardeners are dealing with Japanese beetles as these very hungry garden pests spread throughout Iowa and their populations increase. Japanese beetle adults feed on a wide variety of plants.

July 7, 2011 01:44 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will sponsor a strip-tillage and cover crop management field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm, south of Otho in Webster County, on Wednesday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. The field day is free, includes a complimentary dinner and the public is invited to attend.

July 7, 2011 12:40 PM

The Iowa Learning Farms’ June webinar, to be held Wednesday, July 20, at noon, will feature Emily Heaton, who will present “Giant Miscanthus and other perennial energy crops.”

July 7, 2011 10:43 AM

Tractor operations represent a significant portion of annual on-farm fuel costs. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension discusses tractor test data to consider when leasing or purchasing a tractor.

July 5, 2011 03:37 PM

The largest and longest-running fundraising campaign conducted by Iowa 4-H members for 4-H members has raised more than $31,000 this year to support Iowa youth.

July 5, 2011 01:00 PM

Young Iowans from Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk, Linn, Muscatine and Washington counties have received Hills Bank and Trust Leadership Grants.

July 5, 2011 10:32 AM

Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Beef Center will host a manure management field day from 1 to 4 p.m. July 13, at the Mike Bettin feedlot in Sac County. The field day will provide information on manure management issues and offer alternative manure handling options for open feedlots and dairies with less than 1,000 animal units.