Articles related to Agriculture

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 07:50

Getting more cover crops on Iowa farmland faces substantial challenges, despite the potential environmental and agronomic benefits, according to the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. A new report based on data from the 2010 poll, Attitudes Toward Cover Crops in Iowa: Benefits and Barriers, is now available for free download from the ISU Extension and Outreach Online Store.

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 15:00

ISU Extension and Outreach swine program specialist Mark Storlie is offering a workshop on the latest version of Group Tracker, a Microsoft Excel-based software program that compiles production data into summary reports to better define business and production parameters.

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 09:46

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a cover crop field day at the Joe Kriegel farm near Malcom, Iowa, on Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 11 a.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 09:36

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa are hosting a series of cover crop management field days at the five Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms across the state between March 28 and April 5, 2012.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 14:11

For the first time in several years, the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) and Iowa State University (ISU) are sponsoring a daylong educational opportunity specifically for pork producers. Iowa Swine Day is set for June 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the ISU campus and features practical information on a variety of topics that can be applied on the farm.

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:21

An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach drainage workshop will be offered in three north Iowa locations – Mason City, Algona and Le Mars in March. The workshop will examine various aspects of farmland drainage, including information about control systems for pumped outlets being used in the Red River Valley of North Dakota.

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 10:11

“Managing for Today and Tomorrow," a new Annie’s Project course covering business, estate, retirement and succession planning, will be offered in Carroll as well as Ames and Shenandoah. The Carroll course will be held on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning March 8. Registration deadline is March 6.

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 09:34

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring convocation on Feb. 16. The Team Award was presented to the Iowa State University Dairy Extension Team.

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 11:34

ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will update farmers with current research during the workshop "Mega Trends in Agriculture," on March 28 in Rockwell City. Information provided will help farmers position themselves for the next decade.