Take a tour of the MarketMaker website by viewing recently released videos highlighting everything MarketMaker has available. MarketMaker is an online tool connecting family shoppers with farmers and everyone in between – including restaurants and grocery stores.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 76 locations in Iowa, and four locations in surrounding states. Commercial manure applicators can meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements by attending.
Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in January or February 2012.
A new tool — the recently updated “4-Day Throw Away” leftovers app — is available for families looking for an extra line of defense to protect themselves from bad leftovers. The app is available for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® devices.
By donating grain, farmers can support Iowa’s number one crop, youth, say officials with the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Donations to the Iowa 4-H Foundation can be designated to county 4-H endowments, for statewide use or for both purposes.
Buying local often times means buying locally grown food, but in December, it can also mean buying a Christmas tree from a local grower. More than 35 million Christmas trees are harvested each year in the U.S. Get tips for selecting, caring for and disposal of fresh trees.
For readers on the go, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store is now offering publications in electronic versions. In addition to e-books, other digital files are now being offered.
Ag Decision Maker has a leasing Web page that is a portal to all Iowa State resources on improving farm lease contracts. The tools and information files will be helpful as landlords and tenants negotiate lease rates and conditions after harvest and into the winter .