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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 08:57

ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting two Iowa manure management and runoff control demonstration field days – Oct. 29 near Wall Lake and Oct. 31 near Andover. The purpose of these field days is to review low-cost options for managing runoff water and manure from small to medium size beef and dairy feedlot operations.

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 08:32

The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Nov. 28 and 29 on the Iowa State campus in Ames. The conference agenda includes 40 different workshops and three mini-symposia provided by Iowa State faculty and staff, and invited Midwest speakers.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 13:30

The successful distance education program SowBridge begins its fifth year Nov. 7. Iowa State University animal science associate professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said people need to register soon.

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 13:51

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are reminded of an upcoming session in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is hosting the morning session on Nov. 19, which will run concurrently with an initial daylong PQA Plus certification session.

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:40

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a workshop for commercial fruit and vegetable farmers who are growing produce in high tunnels. ISU Extension – Davis County is sponsoring the free event to be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the extension office.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 08:22

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Women, Food and Agriculture Network, will host a field day at Chris Henning’s farm near Jefferson, Iowa, on Monday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the event includes a complimentary lunch. The field day will focus on Henning’s farm improvements, including cover crops and wetlands.

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:50

Women involved in farm operations can learn more about risk management on the farm and value-added agriculture opportunities at one of two upcoming workshops in Boone and Fairfield sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:10

High tunnel production of fruits and vegetables is the topic of upcoming workshops sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The workshop will be held at the ISU Extension – Hardin County office in Iowa Falls on Nov. 17, and the ISU Extension – Linn County office in Marion on Nov. 19.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 09:55

The Twelfth Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held on the University of Iowa campus on Nov. 18 and 19. Farmers, extension staff, industry representatives and students are invited to learn about science-based research in organic agriculture and practical applications for Iowa farms.