Friday, August 26, 2011 - 08:50
An international conference on feed efficiency in swine, set for Nov. 8-9 at the Hilton Hotel/Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., will bring experts from around the world to share their knowledge on this timely topic.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 10:13
Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) is hosting a field day at Hickory Grove Lake, near Colo, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. The field day is free, includes a complimentary dinner and the public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 13:04
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will co-sponsor a field day and workshop at the ISU Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm in Greenfield on Sept. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. The field day includes a meal featuring locally-grown organic vegetables.
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 16:10
Small prairie strips growing at key points in corn and soybean fields at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge are yielding more than good crops; they’re improving soil and water quality as well as creating beneficial habitat for insects and birds. Research that incorporates native prairie into working landscapes will be highlighted at a field day on Sept. 6.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:31
Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension are co-hosting a field day that focuses on water quality of tile-drained landscapes on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. near Gilmore City in Pocahontas County.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:58
Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a field day at the Kelly Tobin farm near New Market in Taylor County on Aug. 30, featuring a discussion of cover crop management.
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 18:36
Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a conversation with other women and learn about techniques for success in today’s grain market.
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 13:16
A CREP wetland tour will be held in conjunction with the Aug. 24, 2011 Iowa Drainage School at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. The tour will depart from and return to the Borlaug Learning Center.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:33
Craig Chase, ISU Extension farm management specialist and interim marketing program leader at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will coordinate the Local Food and Farm Initiative, a new statewide program that aims to boost production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumption of Iowa-grown food.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 08:32
Rick Cruse will discuss the “Losing Ground” report, based on research by Iowa State University scientists and the Environmental Working Group. The report shows that Iowa farms are losing topsoil up to 12 times faster than government estimates.