Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 13:35
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of meetings this fall for growers producing crops in high tunnels. Two meeting sites will be offered for each workshop.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 09:17
To meet continuing demand and the Aug. 31 deadline for advisor recertification under the newly revised Pork Quality Assurance Plus® program, Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has added a session on Aug. 29 in Ames.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:36
The 2013 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at the Iowa State Horticulture Farm in Ames is Monday, Aug. 12. Those interested in attending should register online by Aug. 5.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:16
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Arlyn Kauffman farm near Weldon, Iowa, on Thursday, Aug. 1, beginning at 5 p.m. The field day will focus on cover crop management and conservation farming practices for southwestern Iowa soils.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 10:18
Iowa farmers are reminded to properly handle treated seeds that were unable to be planted this year due to the historically wet spring weather. Seeds treated with a pesticide to protect them from pests or disease cannot enter the grain supply, so it is important that treated seed be stored for planting next year or disposed of properly.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 14:22
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host a soil health day in Albert City on Tuesday, July 30, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will focus on soil health, primarily no-till and strip-till as well as using cover crops.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 14:25
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day and pasture walk at Triple C Farms near Leon on Wednesday, July 24. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and focus on pasture improvement.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 13:43
Margaret Van Ginkel, coordinator for Iowa Concern hotline – a service made available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recommends actions that help prevent stress from taking over your life. Most important is to talk out your problems.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:16
As a result of a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling, those who sign a Conservation Reserve Program contract, whether they are involved in a farm business or just own the land, will find their CRP payments subject to self-employment tax.
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 08:47
The field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 17. The benefits of no-till and strip-till compared to traditional tillage will be demonstrated using a 150-foot soil root pit.