Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:42
Practical Farmers of Iowa and Iowa Learning Farms will co-sponsor a field day at Gustafson Farms near Boone on Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. During the field day, participants will see an aerial seeding demonstration, talk to the pilot and check out recently planted plots of drilled oats and aerially seeded winter rye cover crops.
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 09:13
Fruit and vegetable growers are invited to attend the Tri-State Fruit and Vegetable Growers Symposium Friday, Dec. 2, 12–5:15 p.m. at Stoney Creek Inn, 300 Third Street, Sioux City, Iowa.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 15:45
A third group of volunteers traveled to Uganda in August this year as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program pairs Iowa women farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 10:33
Mark Hanna, ISU Extension agricultural and biosystems engineer, will present “ISU Farm Energy: Energy Conservation and Efficiency” during the Iowa Learning Farms’ October webinar, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at noon.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:04
A new how-to video from Iowa Learning Farms and the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) offers suggestions, tips and reminders about manure application. The 20-minute DVD, “Manure Management and Conservation,” is free from Iowa Learning Farms.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 07:47
Harvest is a prime time for fire dangers, even if the weather has not been warm and dry. Fuel sources such as leaves, stalks, husks, dust, oil and fuel are always present when harvesting fields, and so are numerous sources of ignition on farm equipment or transport vehicles including exhaust, bearings and electrical wiring.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 08:14
Farm lighting systems should be designed to meet minimum lighting requirements in a manner that is both energy efficient and cost effective. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach addresses minimum illumination levels for various production agriculture settings.
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 14:32
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has recently released a publication that complements existing extension manure management resources. How to Interpret Your Manure Analysis, PM 3014, explains the value of manure sample analyses that indicate nutrient concentrations.
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 09:16
Women farmers and ranchers wanting to learn more about transition planning will benefit from a program that recently received USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture funding. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Annie’s Project proposal, Farm Transition and Business Management Training for Women Farmers and Ranchers, was awarded $675,750 for curriculum development and delivery of courses.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 13:27
As harvest begins around the state, farmers are encouraged to be aware of the potential for development of molds and fungus in corn.