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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 11:02

The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar is Wednesday, April 20 at 1 p.m. This month’s guest speakers are Wren Almitra, Women, Land & Legacy coordinator, and Tanya Meyer-Dideriksen, NRCS area easement specialist.

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 09:50

New research from Iowa State University shows that farmers should use the same level of management for small grains as they do when managing corn or soybeans. By using seed counts per acre when planting, instead of a “by the bushel” rate calculation, farmers can receive both yield and financial benefits.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 13:16

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach will help producers identify signs of scours so they can treat calves effectively and learn a variety of management methods to help minimize future problems.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:49

Producers should monitor their herds for signs of hypomagnesaemia (grass tetany), be ready to treat it and work to minimize the causes of the disease, according to a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 13:46

Practices and strategies that minimize nutrient loss and soil erosion and increase soil health can have positive impacts on water quality while maintaining and improving productivity. The 2015 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll found that many farmers have increased their use of key practices in recent years.

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 13:17

The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State is offering seven Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 certification sessions beginning in mid-April. Because the content of this newly revised program has changed significantly, advisors who are currently certified also must successfully complete a 3.0 session if they wish to remain certified.

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:24

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Gere Creek Watershed Project, will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, April 12, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Daryl Ducommun and Ramona and John Nitz farms in rural Larrabee.

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 13:51

Deciding how much to pay for a bull is no easy task, but knowing which factors to consider can help producers feel more confident in the decision-making process, says Patrick Gunn, a cow-calf specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 13:35

Cattle producers might benefit from using different forage harvest practices such as baleage, and the new publication, "Making the Switch to Baleage," could help, says Patrick Gunn, a cow-calf specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.