Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:00
Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $6,708 per acre, an increase of 32.5 percent from 2010, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the highest percentage increase ever recorded by the Iowa State University annual survey.
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 14:04
On Jan. 18, a high tunnel production workshop will be held at the Cherokee County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee and a Feb. 4 workshop will be at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. Current commercial fruit or vegetable growers, gardeners interested in expanding into commercial production and traditional farmers interested in diversifying can learn more about high tunnel production.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 14:25
Individuals planning to take the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) exam can attend a two-day Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach course to prepare and review before taking the certification exam. The review course will be offered Jan. 9-10, 2012.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 09:25
“Farming after the Flood – Farmer Perspectives and Agency Resources” will be the focus of a Dec. 14, multi-state webinar for those affected by the 2011 Missouri River flood. The webinar will be from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at more than 20 sites in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 08:44
ISU Extension specialists will share information on new practices to improve soil and water quality at workshops Dec. 16 at the Marshall County Extension office and Dec. 20 at the Carroll County Extension office.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 14:23
For readers on the go, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Online Store is now offering publications in electronic versions. In addition to e-books, other digital files are now being offered.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 10:46
A drainage workshop planned for Dec. 15 will examine various aspects of farmland drainage, according to Iowa State University engineers who will conduct the workshop. The 2011 Farmland Drainage Workshop will cover the basics of planning a new drainage system or retrofitting an existing system.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 08:06
Five eastern Iowa cattle producers are sharing their grazing annual cover crops experiences during a series of field days this month as part of a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) farmer grant program to demonstrate the use of annual cover crops for extending the grazing season and increasing the grazing opportunities following grain production.
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:55
The popular Weed Identification Field Guide is now available electronically as an e-book and, for the first time, downloadable on iPad. The publication is distributed by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, has sponsored the capability for users to download the electronic versions for no charge.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:25
The 11th Annual Iowa Organic Conference, to be held Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State campus, will offer many educational opportunities for those interested in organic agriculture research and practical applications for farming systems.