Articles related to Environment

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 09:56

The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for February will be Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. Kevin Meyer will discuss how decisions made by individuals, groups and any other “profit-seekers” can produce pollution as a by-product of these decisions.

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 15:23

ISU Extension and Outreach will host two educational seminars daily, focusing on challenges and important topics facing farmers during the upcoming planting season.

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 14:49

Researchers with the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project have documented 130 findings, some of which will be explored during a Feb. 11 webinar, open to the public through Iowa State University. The five-year USDA research project, led by Lois Wright Morton, a professor of sociology at Iowa State, is nearing completion.
 

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 14:20

Sub-surface drainage is an important part of agriculture in Iowa and a day-long workshop on March 11 will focus on topics of interest that have emerged around farmland drainage.

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:21

A farm just outside Gilmore City is home to Iowa State University’s Agriculture Drainage Research and Demonstration Site, a facility that has been working to further Iowa State University’s water conservation efforts since 1990.

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 14:20

The inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference is scheduled for Feb.13 in Ames, Iowa. Keynote speaker Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms will be featured along with a wide variety of educational options, a trade show, lunch and giveaways.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:10

On Thursday Jan. 21, John Lawrence and Jacqueline Comito will discuss the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the challenges of meeting the goals of reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loss from Iowa.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 15:11

When Iowa farmers believe the benefits of planting cover crops outweigh the risks, they’re more likely to adopt this practice, new Iowa State University research shows.

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 10:08

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality.