Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 08:40
As the swine program specialist for west central and southwest Iowa, Matthew Swantek works with producers and others in the pork industry on swine nutrition programs, management practices and performance, and financial benchmarking.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:19
When corn harvesting conditions allow optimal time for in-field drying, taking full advantage can reduce on-farm energy consumption. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains the basic principles of energy management for grain drying.
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:13
Ed Cox, a fellow at the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University, will discuss his work with the Sustainable Agricultural Land Stewardship (SALT) project during the Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) Sept. 21 webinar.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 15:46
Iowa high school students participated in the first Iowa State University Extension and Outreach crop scouting competition on Aug. 19. The competition coupled real-world scouting experience based on integrated pest management principles with community service.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:38
Vehicle drivers will be encountering slow-moving agricultural equipment on Iowa roadways as harvest gets under way. When all drivers understand agricultural equipment movement and proper signage, and how to approach the equipment, roadway safety becomes a shared responsibility.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 15:33
This year the bacterial disease Goss's Wilt was identified in the state much earlier than in previous years, prompting some concern among those whose fields previously had not been affected.
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 15:52
As Missouri River flood waters recede from farmland, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are jointly planning a workshop for Monday, Sept. 12 to address cropland issues. The workshop will be conducted via webinar at viewing sites in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
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.