Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:29
Managing swine farrowing facilities to maintain a thermally comfortable environment for both sows and piglets is challenging. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains how using localized heating to create a microclimate for piglets can reduce mortality rates and overall energy consumption.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 10:35
Iowa Learning Farms and the Hewitt Creek Watershed Improvement Association are hosting a field day June 8 at the Al Wente denitrifying bioreactor site located at 26723 New Vienna Road, Farley, Iowa. The field day will focus on best-management practices to reduce nitrate fertilizer losses from farm fields. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:44
A new, customized equine management program being offered by Iowa State University and Extension and Outreach gives Iowa horse farm or ranch owners an educational program created specifically for their facility.
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:44
Iowa Learning Farms and the Sac Soil and Water Conservation District are hosting a field day on Tuesday, June 5 on the Dean Tiefenthaler farm, rural Breda. The field day will focus on strip-tillage as a conservation farming practice.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 08:33
Women will learn how to market grain through volatile times when they attend a series of weekly meetings coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The first meeting will be held from 7 - 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 on the Ankeny DMACC Campus.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 14:04
As Lee Schulz made his way from home in central Wisconsin to college and to career, one thing was clear: there’s no place he’d rather be than working for a land grant university in the Midwest. He began his job as ISU Extension and Outreach livestock economist in early May.
Monday, May 21, 2012 - 14:09
Farmers and crop scouts can identify and keep track of soybean and corn field problems throughout the season by using a new series of field crop scouting cards. The cards were produced by the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program with support from the Iowa Soybean Association.
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 09:14
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Evaluating Your Estate Plan workshops at seven locations during June to discuss estate planning for farm families.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:58
Iowa State University student Caitlyn Abell won the 2011 Lauren L. Christian Graduate Student Award from the National Swine Improvement Federation.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 16:26
The National Sheep Symposium will bring top sheep production experts from across the United States to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa on July 27 and 28. Speakers will discuss how to increase the number of lambs born per ewe, increase the survival of lambs born and improve the lean meat yield from those lambs.