Friday, July 8, 2011 - 08:43
Chris Mondak became assistant director for Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources July 6, 2011. Mondak has served as ISU Extension dairy specialist since 2000.
Friday, July 8, 2011 - 08:12
The field day will include a complimentary dinner, and information about strategies for no-till as well as information about incorporating perennial vegetation to enhance no-till. The event is free and open to the public.
Friday, July 8, 2011 - 08:00
A second group of Iowa women traveled to Uganda as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program connects Iowa farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 13:44
Iowa Learning Farms will sponsor a strip-tillage and cover crop management field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm, south of Otho in Webster County, on Wednesday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. The field day is free, includes a complimentary dinner and the public is invited to attend.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 12:40
The Iowa Learning Farms’ June webinar, to be held Wednesday, July 20, at noon, will feature Emily Heaton, who will present “Giant Miscanthus and other perennial energy crops.”
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 10:32
Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Beef Center will host a manure management field day from 1 to 4 p.m. July 13, at the Mike Bettin feedlot in Sac County. The field day will provide information on manure management issues and offer alternative manure handling options for open feedlots and dairies with less than 1,000 animal units.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:12
Field day attendees will see no-till corn following corn, no-till corn following soybean, and no-till soybean following corn. They also hear about strategies for no-till and cover crop management.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 09:55
Producer groups can receive assistance from the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center in gathering information for use in applying for the USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Service value-added producer grants.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 11:58
Five steps cattle producers should follow during extremely hot days to maintain herd health.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 09:56
A few spots remain for the July 12 Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisors recertification session in Ames, which is specifically for those who became certified during the initial training period in 2007-08.