Articles related to Agriculture

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 10:05

East central Iowa beef producers are invited to a Jones County “Cattle Facility Tour” on Aug. 22 at the Marty Burlage farm north of Monticello, and the Adam and Craig Manternach farm and Todd Bergfeld farm south of Cascade. The tour will provide timely information on raising cattle in monoslope buildings, hoop barns and open lots.

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 12:06

Beef producers are encouraged to take part in tours of five beef facilities and Beef Quality Assurance training scheduled for August 25. The tours begin in Ida County, near Holstein .

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 08:52

Corn fungicides, corn nematodes and Marestail weed management in soybeans are featured at this year’s Armstrong Farm Field Day scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 9:30 a.m. near Lewis.
 

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 15:20

Current commercial fruit or vegetable growers, gardeners interested in expanding into commercial production and traditional farmers interested in diversifying can learn more about high tunnel construction and production at an Aug. 8-9 workshop in Packwood sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 08:54

The 2011 Greenhorn Grazing series offered in the Corning area has three segments remaining. Organizer Joe Sellers said that while these individual classes will build on the sessions held in May and June, the topics also will be of interest to new participants. Sessions are set for Aug. 25, Sept.15 and Nov.15.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 08:44

Beef producers who attended a recent series of pasture management meetings in southern Iowa learned of the importance of timely and careful stockpiling of fescue pastures. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Beef Center (IBC) sponsored the meetings that focused on fescue management.

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 11:03

Ruth Hambleton, founder of Annie's Project, and Linda Barnes, creator of the Entrepreneurial and Diversified Agriculture program were named Rural Champions of Change by the White House. Both innovative educators partner with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 16:19

The first symptoms of the disease are usually found on more compacted and low areas of the field and seen on the leaves of infected plants as scattered, yellow spots between leaf veins.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:27

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is working with local agencies, media and local businesses to provide resources to families, communities and businesses dealing with the flooding in western Iowa.