Articles related to Agriculture

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:30

The successful distance education program SowBridge begins its fifth year Nov. 7. Iowa State University animal science associate professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said people need to register soon.

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 12:51

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are reminded of an upcoming session in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is hosting the morning session on Nov. 19, which will run concurrently with an initial daylong PQA Plus certification session.

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 09:40

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a workshop for commercial fruit and vegetable farmers who are growing produce in high tunnels. ISU Extension – Davis County is sponsoring the free event to be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the extension office.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 07:22

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Women, Food and Agriculture Network, will host a field day at Chris Henning’s farm near Jefferson, Iowa, on Monday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the event includes a complimentary lunch. The field day will focus on Henning’s farm improvements, including cover crops and wetlands.

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:50

Women involved in farm operations can learn more about risk management on the farm and value-added agriculture opportunities at one of two upcoming workshops in Boone and Fairfield sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:10

High tunnel production of fruits and vegetables is the topic of upcoming workshops sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The workshop will be held at the ISU Extension – Hardin County office in Iowa Falls on Nov. 17, and the ISU Extension – Linn County office in Marion on Nov. 19.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 08:55

The Twelfth Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held on the University of Iowa campus on Nov. 18 and 19. Farmers, extension staff, industry representatives and students are invited to learn about science-based research in organic agriculture and practical applications for Iowa farms.

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:27

A summer of extreme heat and drought did not deter Farm Progress Show visitors interested in exploring the ways soil, water, plants and people influence the landscape — specifically the interactions between soil and water. Displays at the Iowa State University building at the 2012 Farm Progress Show set the stage for conversations and idea sharing between visitors and Iowa State University experts and students.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 13:31

Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineers say documented cases of manure pit fires and explosions in Iowa highlight the caution needed when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings. They offer steps to minimize risk of injuries and flash fires.