Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 12:01
High feed costs in 2011, a smaller calf crop and a slow economy will linger into 2012; these and new factors affecting profitability will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2012 on Jan. 17 in Sioux Center.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 14:50
The Central Iowa Expo Site held a check presentation on Dec. 12 to officially announce a major contribution to the site near the junction of Highway 30 and Highway 17 between Ames and Boone from Monsanto.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 14:27
The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference (CCCC), a premier educational event for cow-calf producers, will offer a comprehensive package of information on Jan. 21 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 11:00
Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $6,708 per acre, an increase of 32.5 percent from 2010, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the highest percentage increase ever recorded by the Iowa State University annual survey.
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 15:04
On Jan. 18, a high tunnel production workshop will be held at the Cherokee County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee and a Feb. 4 workshop will be at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. Current commercial fruit or vegetable growers, gardeners interested in expanding into commercial production and traditional farmers interested in diversifying can learn more about high tunnel production.
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 14:50
Iowa State University’s swine teaching farm started composting mortalities eight years ago in an effort to increase biosecurity practices. Swine farms manager Jay Lampe said the move was positive.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 15:25
Individuals planning to take the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exam can attend a two-day Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach course to prepare and review before taking the certification exam. The review course will be offered Jan. 9-10, 2012.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 17:59
A news conference to announce the results of the 2011 Iowa Farmland Value Survey conducted by Iowa State University is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Extension 4-H Youth Building on the ISU campus.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 16:04
The Iowa Learning Farms’ December webinar, to be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at noon, will feature Ryan Harr, who will discuss patch-burn grazing as part of the multi-state Restoration Ecology in Working Landscapes project.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:25
“Farming after the Flood – Farmer Perspectives and Agency Resources” will be the focus of a Dec. 14, multi-state webinar for those affected by the 2011 Missouri River flood. The webinar will be from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at more than 20 sites in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.