Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:11
Iowa Learning Farms, the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm board of trustees and Webster and Hamilton NRCS offices were planning to host a field day at the farm Wednesday, June 12. The field day has been postponed due to the wet spring and late planting season. The field day will be held later this summer at a date yet to be determined.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 08:01
Certified crop advisers can earn five hours of credit by attending a special CCA morning session, followed by the afternoon spring field day tour at the Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville on June 27.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 07:54
The frequent rains that have soaked Iowa this year have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas. Many producers are wondering what options they have under their multiple peril crop insurance (MPCI) policies.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:02
Stuart McCulloh became the program coordinator at the Field Extension Education Laboratory on May 13. As FEEL program coordinator, he will work with extension faculty and researchers who have demonstration plots and conduct educational programs at the research facility. He also will coordinate educational opportunities for agri-business clients.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 10:40
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm near Otho on Wednesday, June 12, from 4–6 p.m. The field day will feature a variety of conservation topics as visitors tour the farm.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 09:22
The frequent rains that have soaked Iowa this year have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas. Many producers are wondering what options they have under their multiple peril crop insurance policies. Beginning June 1, corn producers with unplanted acres have three choices.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 07:53
A crop scouting competition for high school youth is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Iowa State University Extension Farm near Boone. High school students (those completing grades 9-12) are invited to compete and showcase their scouting abilities in corn and soybean during this one-day event.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:54
Producers making the switch to organic crops to meet growing market demand not only fetch premium prices, according to a recent study; they also build healthy soil and sequester carbon, making organic agriculture a useful strategy for dealing with climate change.
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:59
Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 13:38
Results from the most recent survey of farmland rental rates conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showed that the average estimated cash rent for corn and soybean land in the state for 2013 was $270 per acre, an increase of $18 per acre or 7 percent from last year.