Articles related to Environment

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 07:47

Harvest is a prime time for fire dangers, even if the weather has not been warm and dry. Fuel sources such as leaves, stalks, husks, dust, oil and fuel are always present when harvesting fields, and so are numerous sources of ignition on farm equipment or transport vehicles including exhaust, bearings and electrical wiring.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 15:18

Research shows that people who choose simpler lifestyles, nurture meaningful relationships and have a connection to nature are happier and healthier. This is the focus behind a new blog recently launched by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 08:14

Farm lighting systems should be designed to meet minimum lighting requirements in a manner that is both energy efficient and cost effective. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach addresses minimum illumination levels for various production agriculture settings.

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 15:30

“Out to the Lakes” is a provocative and engaging film that encourages viewers to think about water quality and their personal relationship with their local lake or water body.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 15:26

Members of the Iowa State University Natural Resource Ecology and Management Extension and Outreach team visited the Clay County Fair, showing off maple syrup production, Blanding's turtles and fishing skills.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 13:24

Last week another swine barn explosion left one person critically injured.  At this time, exact details of the incident are unknown. However, agricultural engineers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach urge all livestock producers and commercial manure applicators to use extreme caution when pumping manure.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 14:18

A new children’s music CD from Iowa Learning Farms, “Dogs, Frogs and Nature Songs,” has just been released. The CD, with 21 songs about nature, conservation and learning, was composed, arranged and performed by Ames and Story County residents who comprise the group Joyful Hearts.

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 10:25

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a cover crops “open house” field day with Lyon and Sioux Counties Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) on Friday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited.

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:13

Ed Cox, a fellow at the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University,  will discuss his work with the Sustainable Agricultural Land Stewardship (SALT) project during the Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) Sept. 21 webinar.