Articles related to Agriculture

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:37

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach illustrates the results of the collaborative efforts of three ISU farms to measure the propane and electricity used for grain drying during the 2013 harvest season.

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 13:06

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:55

Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meetings will be held across the state to explain options available under the new Farm Bill.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 13:31

The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week is being held in conjunction with the 71st annual National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 21-27.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 13:00

The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:06

The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find valuable resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:39

Iowa high school students applied integrated pest management principles and gained corn and soybean scouting experience by participating in and preparing for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Scouting Competition Aug. 5.

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 13:42

Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 14:43

Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.