December 2012

December 19, 2012 03:25 PM

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have advice on disposing of real Christmas trees and options for poinsettias after the holidays.

December 19, 2012 08:40 AM

The Feedlot Forum 2013 will be held at a new location, Terrace View Event Center just south of Sioux Center, on Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The forum will address a variety of new beef issues– animal welfare audits, new feed processing methods, global trade and formula pricing – facing feedlot producers in 2013.

December 17, 2012 11:03 AM

With funding from Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Learning Farms developed “Watershed-based Community Assessments,” a toolkit to guide local communities with their watershed improvement projects.

December 17, 2012 08:58 AM

It might be easy to assume that young ones are not impacted by tragic events in other parts of the country, but children have a keen sense of radar and pick up on adults’ body language, conversations, and news media stories. Malisa Rader, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children.

December 13, 2012 02:25 PM

With nearly 2.5 million cattle in the four-state Driftless Region, cooperative extension in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have teamed up to offer a Driftless Region Beef Conference. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

December 13, 2012 09:08 AM

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have advice on how to maintain plants during the winter, including how to protect trees and shrubs from salt damage. Even though it may not seem necessary to care for plants during winter, it is key to ensuring beautiful yards and gardens in the spring.

December 13, 2012 08:25 AM

Nine women involved in value-added agriculture graduated on Dec. 3 from a special Annie’s Project workshop sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and held in Boone. At graduation, each woman had a business plan created by applying information they received during the course.

December 12, 2012 02:34 PM

How can cover crops, strip-tillage, tile drainage systems, small grains and woodchip bioreactors benefit the soil and enhance production in corn and soybean systems? Find out at Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2013 annual conference, “Soil and Soul,” Jan. 10-12 at the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

December 12, 2012 10:13 AM

The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees next month.