Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 16:26
The National Sheep Symposium will bring top sheep production experts from across the United States to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa on July 27 and 28. Speakers will discuss how to increase the number of lambs born per ewe, increase the survival of lambs born and improve the lean meat yield from those lambs.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 11:14
Sponsorships and golf registrations are now being accepted for the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open. The annual event is set for Tuesday, July 24, at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.
Monday, May 7, 2012 - 16:11
The Iowa Learning Farms’ May 16 webinar will feature Matt Helmers, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach water quality engineer. The 11:30 a.m. webinar is part of a series, hosted by ILF through Adobe Connect. All that is needed to participate is a computer with Internet access.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 12:39
Anyone who is involved with the rental market for Iowa farmland knows that rental rates have been pushed significantly higher by the favorable corn and soybean prices that farmers have enjoyed since 2010. This trend continued in 2012.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 10:12
A three-day, three-state beef production bus tour is planned for July 16-18. Joe Sellers, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, is working with agribusinesses to plan and host the trip through southern Iowa, northern Missouri and southern Illinois.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 12:55
Beef producers interested in learning how to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources will want to consider attending the popular southern Iowa Greenhorn Grazing series. The first session will be held May 24.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 15:05
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has developed a new plastic version as a replacement for metal swine identification tags. The tags are available from Iowa practicing veterinarians and are considered official ID for both intrastate and interstate transport of swine.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 13:27
The 19th annual “Update for Veterinarians” will focus on topics of specific interest to beef practitioners. Register now for the May 30 workshop at the ISU McNay Research Farm near Chariton.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:03
Educational materials developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with industry and agency partners are assisting small beef and dairy feedlot producers in their effort to decrease potential manure impacts on water quality.
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 15:00
High tunnels are inexpensive, simple, passive-solar greenhouses that allow growers to extend the season and produce high yields of quality produce earlier and later than field-grown crops. However, soil around a high tunnel can erode or become saturated after rainfall. This potential problem has been turned into an asset, thanks to a one-year research project conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.