Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 13:51
Research is evaluating a couple of strategies that may extend the growing season for vegetable growers.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 16:49
An ISU Extension and Outreach workshop will examine various aspects of farmland drainage on Jan. 30 at Big Ed’s Firehouse in New Hampton. The program that begins 9 a.m. and adjourns at 3:30 p.m. has been scheduled due to an overwhelming interest in a December workshop.
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 15:54
Women should register now for Annie's Project, a course designed to empower women to be better business partners and owners. The course to be offered in Ralston begins Jan. 12, 2012 and is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach along with West Central Co-op and Carroll County State Bank.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 11:56
The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held Jan. 5-7, 2012, at the Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University Campus. The conference and tradeshow is a collaborative effort of growers associations and extension services from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota, and each year draws hundreds of producers from the region and beyond.
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 11:01
High feed costs in 2011, a smaller calf crop and a slow economy will linger into 2012; these and new factors affecting profitability will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2012 on Jan. 17 in Sioux Center.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 13:50
The Central Iowa Expo Site held a check presentation on Dec. 12 to officially announce a major contribution to the site near the junction of Highway 30 and Highway 17 between Ames and Boone from Monsanto.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 13:27
The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference (CCCC), a premier educational event for cow-calf producers, will offer a comprehensive package of information on Jan. 21 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:00
Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $6,708 per acre, an increase of 32.5 percent from 2010, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the highest percentage increase ever recorded by the Iowa State University annual survey.
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 14:04
On Jan. 18, a high tunnel production workshop will be held at the Cherokee County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee and a Feb. 4 workshop will be at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. 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 production.
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 13:50
Iowa State University’s swine teaching farm started composting mortalities eight years ago in an effort to increase biosecurity practices. Swine farms manager Jay Lampe said the move was positive.