Articles related to Agriculture

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:30

The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11:30 a.m., will feature Amy Kaleita, Iowa State University associate professor of agriculture and biosystems engineering. Kaleita will offer a snapshot of the cutting edge and future needs of precision agriculture.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 11:53

The Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator is available to help farmers find the maximum return to nitrogen fertilizer applications and the most profitable application rate for their farm. Having adequate nitrogen available is critical for corn production, but given the high prices for fertilizer it is important farmers determine the right amount that is needed on their crops.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:11

A series of monthly grain marketing educational meetings for women are being coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The five Women Marketing Grain meetings will be held at the Ankeny DMACC campus beginning Nov. 12.

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 15:10

In response to expanding problems associated with herbicide resistant weeds, weed specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a series of meetings in November and December to address the issue.

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 12:12

As cow-calf and feedlot operators continue to deal with drought related issues, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center will continue to offer educational opportunities to address ongoing and emerging issues.  “Drought – a Game Changer for Beef Operations” is the title of meetings to be held Nov. 6 – Dec. 6 across Iowa.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 08:18

A new program for farmers’ market growers and those interested in growing food products for direct or wholesale sales is being offered by the Farm Food Safety Team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This program is designed to provide on farm food safety training for every size fruit and vegetable producer.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 15:12

The Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle conference will provide a wealth of information on using advanced reproductive technologies to help producers make decisions. The conference is set for Dec. 3-4 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:26

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) offers a new, free curriculum to educate youth on opportunities for rural development through value-added agriculture.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 15:29

Practical Farmers of Iowa is teaming with Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to host a series of fall field days in October and November focusing on cover crops and drought issues.