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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 16:23

Iowa farming may change forever with the increased use of high tunnels. These simple, plastic-covered, solar-heated structures offer many benefits to farming – some benefits that common row crop vegetable farming cannot provide. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a new publication that describes the cost benefits of high tunnel farming.

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 13:00

The Iowa Learning Farms’ June 20 webinar will feature Ken Moore, Iowa State University distinguished professor of agronomy. Moore will share the results of an ongoing Iowa State evaluation of perennial-established cover crops maintained between rows of corn.

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 13:30

Iowa Learning Farms, AgVantage FS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a field day at the AgVantage FS test plot located west of Sumner, Iowa, on June 27. The field day will focus on in-season urea nitrogen fertilizer application with GreenSeeker technology and its impact on corn and water quality.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:50

A field day highlighting Iowa State University fruit and vegetable research is planned for July 23 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station near Gilbert. Organizers say the field day will be of interest to commercial producers, small-scale growers, master gardeners and home gardeners.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 08:40

A three-day trip to locations in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri offers Iowa beef producers the opportunity to tour innovative beef operations, and visit with successful producers and cutting edge researchers.

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 11:55

The Dubuque County Senior Dairy Quiz Bowl Team placed first in the annual 4-H Youth Dairy Quiz Bowl June 6. The team will represent Iowa 4-H at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Ky., in November.

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 12:28

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Dana Norby farm near Osage, Iowa, on Thursday, June 21, beginning at 11 a.m. The field day will focus on no-till and strip-till conservation farming for optimum results.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 16:22

The daylong educational opportunity designed specifically for pork producers is set for June 28 on the Iowa State campus, and features practical information on a variety of topics that can be applied on the farm.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 14:46

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Barry Kusel farm near Manning, Iowa, on Wednesday, June 20, beginning at 6 p.m. The field day will focus on no-till conservation farming and cover crop management for optimum results.