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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 08:54

Nine Iowa locations are offering the Annie's Project course this winter. The educational program is dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 15:39

Feed efficiency is a major component in the profitability of any beef operation. That's why it’s the focus of the first day of the Driftless Region Beef Conference on Jan. 31.

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 15:02

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau are teaming up to deliver current market and management information to Iowa livestock farmers in these challenging times. The “Managing Through Stress: A Livestock Information Event” will be held Monday, Feb.  4.

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 14:41

A full day of information awaits the attendees of the 2013 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Jan. 19. This year’s program focuses on topics designed to help producers recognize options and opportunities in a variety of areas based on past weather-related conditions.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 08:40

The Feedlot Forum 2013 will be held at a new location, Terrace View Event Center just south of Sioux Center, on Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The forum will address a variety of new beef issues– animal welfare audits, new feed processing methods, global trade and formula pricing – facing feedlot producers in 2013.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 14:25

With nearly 2.5 million cattle in the four-state Driftless Region, cooperative extension in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have teamed up to offer a Driftless Region Beef Conference. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 08:25

Nine women involved in value-added agriculture graduated on Dec. 3 from a special Annie’s Project workshop sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and held in Boone. At graduation, each woman had a business plan created by applying information they received during the course.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:13

The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees next month.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 08:35

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,296 per acre, an increase of 23.7 percent from 2011, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the third year in a row where values have increased more than 15 percent. The 2012 values are historical peaks.