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.
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 16:36
Livestock producers now have access to a new tool that can help them lower air emissions and increase their air emissions knowledge. The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool is a method for determining where air-quality improvement opportunities exist on farms.
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 08:35
Eastern Iowa livestock producers with an interest in beginning or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending a series of Greenhorn Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension. This short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 08:12
Laura Christianson, Ph.D. candidate in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department at Iowa State, will talk about the benefits and challenges of bioreactors during Iowa Learning Farms' May webinar on May 18.
Monday, May 9, 2011 - 16:19
Beef producers interested in learning to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources may attend the southern Iowa Greenhorn Grazing series. Five day-long modules are set for May through November.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:14
The ISU Extension 2011 cash rental rate survey for Iowa found that the average cash rent for corn and soybean land in the state for 2011 is $214 per acre, an increase of $30 per acre or 16 percent from a year ago.