Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:28
With today’s high fuel prices, cash rents and land costs, there has never been a better time to explore reduced tillage options. Visit the Van Diest farm to see how strip-tillage works and learn from a local farmer who is experienced with this practice.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:33
The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has scheduled a Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus® Advisors recertification session for July 12 in Ames.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 10:13
Iowa State University Extension will offer four workshops in northeastern and eastern Iowa featuring environmental issues for feedlots and dairies that are medium-sized concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 08:41
PorkBridge,a distance education series operating through the collaboration of 11 land-grant universities, begins the 2011-2012 season June 30. PorkBridge provides relevant and accurate information for those who own, manage or work in swine grow-finish facilities.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 08:26
The 2011 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open will be held July 19 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames. The 18-hole best ball tournament begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and includes lunch at the golf course.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 13:36
Five of the horses that attended the National Cutting Horse Association Western National Championship in Ogden, Utah, on April 29 to May 8, are located at stables in Iowa. The good news is that there are no reports of clinical disease in any of these horses in Iowa.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:21
Managing mono-slope barns to improve air quality and cattle performance will be featured at an open house on June 22. The open house will be at the Ron and Clayton Christensen barn near Royal, Iowa, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 09:37
Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a cover crop field day at the Rob Stout farm in Washington County on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 14:33
The newly redesigned Visit Iowa Farms website features detailed descriptions of Iowa farms and the ability to map out locations of interest in a select area.
Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 08:56
A July 6-8 trip to southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska offers Iowa beef producers the opportunity to tour innovative beef operations and visit with successful producers and cutting edge researchers. Stops include the Armstrong Research Farm in Cass County, University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) near Clay Center, Neb.