Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:45
With the cow herd at its lowest level since 1973, drought in the southern range states and optimism for increased export demand, the stage is set for heifer retention increases into the next few years. To aid in this process, a series of heifer clinics will be offered over the next few weeks
Friday, January 13, 2012 - 08:47
Beef producers can get their fill of timely beef information and ISU men's basketball at the second "Beef and Basketball" event in Ames on Jan. 28. The event includes three educational presentations, lunch and attendance at the ISU men’s basketball game versus University of Kansas.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 16:19
Beef feedlot operators and others interested in production topics are invited to attend one of three Beef Feedlot Roundtable locations on Feb. 14. These locations, in Garner, Nashua and Manchester, will be linked to a live meeting in West Point, Neb.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 15:00
The Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Annual Conference will be held Jan. 27-28 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 13:29
The 2012 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is Jan. 21 at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. From maintaining competitiveness in light of high corn prices to applied approaches to genetics, this year’s topics are provided to help producers recognize ways to make their operations more efficient and profitable.
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 09:51
Those who work the farmland, whether they call it dirt or soil, know that it is one of the state’s richest resources. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps those that own, manage and work the land, as well as those who talk about it, know and understand Iowa soil through a recently revised website.
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 09:18
The day-and-a-half-long conference will provide practical, how-to information on nearly every aspect of conservation tillage. Learn how conservation tillage can save soil, time, fuel — and money.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 15:02
Manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators are planned for seven different dates and locations in February. These workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 13:51
Research is evaluating a couple of strategies that may extend the growing season for vegetable growers.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 16:49
An ISU Extension and Outreach workshop will examine various aspects of farmland drainage on Jan. 30 at Big Ed’s Firehouse in New Hampton. The program that begins 9 a.m. and adjourns at 3:30 p.m. has been scheduled due to an overwhelming interest in a December workshop.