Friday, September 18, 2015 - 07:53
During harvest time the Iowa Farm Safety Council strives to increase knowledge about agricultural hazards and dangers and to encourage Iowans to make better safety and health decisions.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 07:44
Harvest is historically the most dangerous time of year for agriculture. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants to remind everyone to regularly read instruction manuals about potential dangers of farm equipment and to be diligent in preventing farm injuries.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 07:56
During National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 20-26, agriculture engineering experts at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach suggest farmers plan ahead for hazardous situations that may occur in confined spaces.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:48
Informational meetings regarding the Margin Protection Program for Dairy will be held at three locations on Friday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. - noon.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 07:34
The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2014 Summary Report indicates that fewer than half of the farmers surveyed have identified successors for their farm operations.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:49
As harvest approaches, propane is a key ingredient for anyone using a high-temperature system to dry corn. A case study conducted by Mark Hanna, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help farmers as they plan for harvest and winter storage.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 09:51
People with an interest in learning more about alternative energy systems for home, farm or business have an opportunity to hear firsthand about successful solar energy projects in Iowa.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 09:35
“A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers” (LF 0006) compiles training resources on everything from soil and composting to small farm equipment and whole farm planning; including information on food safety and seed saving. It's available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 15:25
Three new resources have been developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help Iowa corn and soybean producers calculate Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments for the 2014 and 2015 crop years.
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:42
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies.