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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:06

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a series of meetings in March to address problems associated with herbicide resistant weeds. The meetings will provide information about the causes of herbicide-resistant weed populations, objectively evaluate weed management programs currently used in Iowa and support the development of durable weed management programs.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:01

A Biomass Crop Production workshop Thursday, March 8, at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa, will explore why interest is increasing in biomass crops for energy in Iowa.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 09:43

Many terms are used to refer to people who farm. But how do the people who farm describe themselves? The 2011 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll sought an answer to that question.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 08:56

The multi-state Equine Business Conference Feb. 25 will foster rural equine business development in the North Central Region. The Iowa conference location is Room 13 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University, Ames.

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 14:28

Pork producers in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota are invited to attend the Swine Production Seminar set for Feb. 28 in Okoboji. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension and Hubbard Feeds are sponsoring this seminar at Arrowwood Resort Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71 in Okoboji.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:25

Two workshops designed to help pork producers manage building ventilation equipment have been set for Feb. 28 in Mason City and Feb. 29 in Webster City.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 14:37

Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition through a four-session course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Farm Credit Services of America. “Managing for Today and Tomorrow,” will be held on Monday evenings Feb. 27 through March 19 in Ames and Shenandoah; and Thursday evenings in Carroll beginning March 8.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:05

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are invited to attend an April 19 session in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center is hosting the morning session, which will run concurrently with an initial PQA Plus certification session.

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 11:02

Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about pig health and growth numbers, and get updates on ventilation management and disease research projects at the 2012 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences scheduled for March 6-9.