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.”
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.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 09:26
Flood damaged grain is considered adulterated and cannot be used for food or feed. It is important for farmers to keep grain impacted by flood waters completely separate.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 13:59
Learn how to identify beneficial insects and the native plants that attract them during this Aug. 4 workshop.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:09
Iowa farm women are sharing their experiences in central Africa, where 80 percent of the farming is done by women. This collaboration was developed by a farmer-to-farmer project through Iowa State University Extension with cooperation from a Ugandan nonprofit organization.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 08:29
An estimated 1,800 gallons of water runs off a 30 x 96 foot high tunnel with each inch of rain. ISU Extension demonstrates a system to collect the rain water and store it for reuse on the crops in the high tunnel.
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 12:16
Landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements should plan to attend one of more than 50 farmland leasing meetings scheduled for July and August. The workshops are facilitated by ISU Extension farm management specialists and held all across the state.