Articles related to Agriculture

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 13:58

Exhibits in the Iowa State tent, located at the corner of Center and Seventh Avenues of the Farm Progress Show, contain information related to best management practices for improving water quality and pest resistance, and information about Iowa State's involvement in protecting crops against pest resistance and state efforts to improve water quality. Demonstration plots outside the tent offer a look at biomass and cover crops.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 07:55

Jay Harmon has been named the interim director for Iowa State University’s Iowa Pork Industry Center, bringing expertise in pork production systems to the position.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 12:36

Iowa State University is beginning a 16-week online course on organic agriculture for producers who are interested in learning about the latest techniques for transitioning into organic farming, or improving their existing organic operations.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 12:42

Iowa Learning Farms will host a strip-tillage and cover crop field day on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Dean Stromer farm near Klemme from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with topics including the use of strip-tillage and cover crops as conservation farming techniques.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:02

Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State and Merck Animal Health are sponsoring an Aug. 12 clinic led by Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a consulting feedyard veterinarian from Nebraska, at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:26

Farmers and crop advisers throughout the upper Midwest are encouraged to attend the Resilient Agriculture Conference Aug. 5-7, in person at Ames, Iowa, or online.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 09:19

As the temperature and humidity level rise outside, pork producers need to address animal comfort indoors, according to the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 08:45

Beginning and young Iowa beef producers can get unique networking and educational opportunities from a two-day bus trip to Nebraska planned for early September.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:36

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will help sponsor a Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar next month.