Articles related to Agriculture

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:11

Area beef producers should make plans to attend the Three-State Beef Conference set for Jan. 10, 11 and 12, 2017, with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The conference provides a forum of specialists from three of the leading beef cattle land-grant universities in the U.S. as well as other industry experts.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:14

The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University. The series will be offered at 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 4-27. Continuing educations credits for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide safety recertification will be offered.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 09:53

The second annual Iowa Small Farms Conference will be held Feb. 11, 2017 in Ames, Iowa. Dan Perkins of Perkins’ Good Earth Farm will be the featured speaker along with a wide variety of track options and a trade show.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 08:42

The 2017 Feedlot Forum will help producers learn more about the decisions they need to make regarding issues that affect their business, including the Veterinary Feed Directive, feedlot assessments, market volatility and market prices. The event is set for Jan. 17 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center and includes a trade show.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 08:28

Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise are invited to attend any in a series of strategy-focused workshops in early 2017 hosted by the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 09:36

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2017 Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The program is scheduled at seven eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 16 and Feb. 2.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:17

Traditional gardens require planting in the spring and attention in the summer before yielding a harvest. But gardening in January? It’s possible through aquaponics. Learn how at a workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 08:40

Dale Miller, Marion County program director and equine educator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers some reminders about winter horse needs for good ventilation, feed and water management, and exercise.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 08:54

Erik Potter brings a unique perspective to the Iowa Pork Industry Center’s team of six field specialists, based on his experience in the industry.