Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 08:14
Farm lighting systems should be designed to meet minimum lighting requirements in a manner that is both energy efficient and cost effective. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach addresses minimum illumination levels for various production agriculture settings.
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 14:32
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has recently released a publication that complements existing extension manure management resources. How to Interpret Your Manure Analysis, PM 3014, explains the value of manure sample analyses that indicate nutrient concentrations.
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 09:16
Women farmers and ranchers wanting to learn more about transition planning will benefit from a program that recently received USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture funding. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Annie’s Project proposal, Farm Transition and Business Management Training for Women Farmers and Ranchers, was awarded $675,750 for curriculum development and delivery of courses.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 13:27
As harvest begins around the state, farmers are encouraged to be aware of the potential for development of molds and fungus in corn.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 13:24
Last week another swine barn explosion left one person critically injured. At this time, exact details of the incident are unknown. However, agricultural engineers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach urge all livestock producers and commercial manure applicators to use extreme caution when pumping manure.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 07:53
Horse enthusiasts who are interested in learning more about equine science, care and training, and who are willing to share their knowledge and skills with others can enroll now for Master Equine Manager, Level One.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 13:03
On Nov. 15, veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program. Iowa State will host a daylong training session with an exam, part of the certification process.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 08:40
As the swine program specialist for west central and southwest Iowa, Matthew Swantek works with producers and others in the pork industry on swine nutrition programs, management practices and performance, and financial benchmarking.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:19
When corn harvesting conditions allow optimal time for in-field drying, taking full advantage can reduce on-farm energy consumption. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains the basic principles of energy management for grain drying.
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:13
Ed Cox, a fellow at the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University, will discuss his work with the Sustainable Agricultural Land Stewardship (SALT) project during the Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) Sept. 21 webinar.