Friday, July 8, 2011 - 09:00
A second group of Iowa women traveled to Uganda as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program connects Iowa farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 14:44
Iowa Learning Farms will sponsor a strip-tillage and cover crop management field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm, south of Otho in Webster County, on Wednesday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. The field day is free, includes a complimentary dinner and the public is invited to attend.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 13:40
The Iowa Learning Farms’ June webinar, to be held Wednesday, July 20, at noon, will feature Emily Heaton, who will present “Giant Miscanthus and other perennial energy crops.”
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:32
Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Beef Center will host a manure management field day from 1 to 4 p.m. July 13, at the Mike Bettin feedlot in Sac County. The field day will provide information on manure management issues and offer alternative manure handling options for open feedlots and dairies with less than 1,000 animal units.
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:12
Field day attendees will see no-till corn following corn, no-till corn following soybean, and no-till soybean following corn. They also hear about strategies for no-till and cover crop management.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 10:55
Producer groups can receive assistance from the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center in gathering information for use in applying for the USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Service value-added producer grants.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 12:58
Five steps cattle producers should follow during extremely hot days to maintain herd health.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:56
A few spots remain for the July 12 Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisors recertification session in Ames, which is specifically for those who became certified during the initial training period in 2007-08.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:44
With the registration deadline a week away, organizers of the Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open say a few team spots remain for the golf portion of the July 19 event. Anyone interested in attending the event needs to register by July 5.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:17
Livestock producers and service providers can receive training on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index for use in nutrient management and manure management plans at the July 26 workshop.