December 2013

December 11, 2013 01:30 PM

The Iowa Beef Center in partnership with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is offering the series “Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Investment” to specifically focus on management practices to keep young cows in the herd to improve longterm profitability.

December 11, 2013 07:03 AM

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. Values increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row and achieved historic peaks.

December 10, 2013 11:36 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host three meetings in January to address emerging opportunities related to stover harvesting for the biomass feedstock needs of local industries.

December 10, 2013 10:39 AM

The Feedlot Forum 2014 is a day-long program Jan. 21 at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. forum features educational components on timely issues affecting northwest Iowa feedlot producers.

December 10, 2013 10:06 AM

There is fun to be had this coming summer at camps offered through ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program. Adventures in nature are only part of the experience young people will have at camps — they’ll also have fun, make friends and learn.

December 6, 2013 02:20 PM

High tunnel bramble production will be offered as an educational track at the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s annual conference Jan. 23-24 in Ankeny.

December 5, 2013 09:03 AM

Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach say keeping holiday plants looking good through the holiday season and beyond is not as difficult as some might expect.

December 4, 2013 08:58 AM

Agricultural producers applying for value-added producer grants can find resources to assist them through the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

December 3, 2013 11:44 AM

Iowa farmers are increasingly concerned about herbicide-resistant weeds and are changing their weed management practices to deal with the issue, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.