Articles related to Agriculture

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 10:26

Extension services in four states have teamed up to offer the 2014 Driftless Region Beef Conference Jan. 30 to 31 at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque. The Driftless Beef Conference will focus on efficient and economic beef and forage production.

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 13:59

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers classes designed for farm women with an interest in being better business partners and owners. Several different types of classes are being offered across the state during the coming year.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 13:06

Eight manure applicator certification workshops are scheduled throughout February for confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:00

The Iowa Organic Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program invite farmers to tour Grain Millers Inc., a small-grain processing facility located in St. Ansgar, Iowa, on Friday, Feb. 7. The tour and program take a look at the challenges organic farmers and food processors have finding providing organic commodities to meet increased demand for organic food.

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 12:03

An ISU Extension and Outreach farm management team has developed two programs to help producers manage changes in the financial climate and learn how to protect their financial bottom line during years of negative returns.

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 11:08

The Iowa Beef Center, in partnership with the Iowa Cattleman’s Association, is offering the program series Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Investment. The series will address management practices to keep young cows in the herd to improve longterm profitability. 

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 10:13

The 3-State Beef conference Jan. 14 will cover topics selected by beef producers, including information for cow-calf, stocker and feedlot operations.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:06

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Creston, making this the fifth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:25

To help farmers in their decision-making, Iowa Learning Farms has launched a new tool to help calculate and compare the costs of using cover crops, including seed, application and chemical termination. It is available as an Excel file on the ILF website.