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Friday, April 5, 2013 - 08:41

Iowa State University student Nick Boddicker was recognized by the National Swine Improvement Federation with its Lauren L. Christian Memorial Graduate Student Award. Boddicker, a Newhall native, is a doctoral student in animal breeding and genetics, including the use of genetic traits as a means of improving animal health.

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 08:27

Iowa State University animal science professor Ken Stalder is the 2012 recipient of the National Swine Improvement Federation’s Charles Stanislaw Memorial Distinguished Service Award.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 14:20

The drought of 2012 has likely increased the carryover of nitrate-nitrogen (nitrate-N) into the 2013 season, according to field agronomists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Rather than just guessing how much nitrate-N has carried over from last year, they recommend that growers pull some soil samples this spring to estimate the carryover.

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 11:36

Iowa grazing supporters are planning the 2013 Iowa Grazing Conference for June 25-26. They encourage those who use grazing in their livestock operations to put the  date on their calendars now.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 14:30

The 2013 Iowa Swine Day has a new format and plenty of information for pork industry members. Registration for the Thursday, June 27 event is now open

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 14:42

Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Thursday April 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnson’s Restaurant, Elkader. The workshop will focus on cover crop management for soil health and erosion control. The workshop includes a visit to the Gary Kregel farm near Elkport.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 14:18

Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, on Monday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dordt College Agricultural Stewardship Center, near Sioux Center. The workshop will focus on cover crops for erosion control, grazing and soil health.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:41

Four new fact sheets on contract grazing for cattle are now available on the Iowa Beef Center website. The series was developed by a specialized working group within the Green Lands, Blue Water project, including two Iowa State University specialists.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 15:50

To see if nonpoint source loan programs were making a difference, Iowa Clean Water State Revolving Fund staff contacted Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help conduct an evaluation. Extension sociologist J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. led the research team and results of the study have been published.