Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 15:23
Iowa farming may change forever with the increased use of high tunnels. These simple, plastic-covered, solar-heated structures offer many benefits to farming – some benefits that common row crop vegetable farming cannot provide. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a new publication that describes the cost benefits of high tunnel farming.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 07:33
Women will learn how to market grain through volatile times when they attend a series of weekly meetings coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The first meeting will be held from 7 - 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 on the Ankeny DMACC Campus.
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 08:14
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Evaluating Your Estate Plan workshops at seven locations during June to discuss estate planning for farm families.
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 11:39
Anyone who is involved with the rental market for Iowa farmland knows that rental rates have been pushed significantly higher by the favorable corn and soybean prices that farmers have enjoyed since 2010. This trend continued in 2012.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:55
Beef producers interested in learning how to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources will want to consider attending the popular southern Iowa Greenhorn Grazing series. The first session will be held May 24.
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 10:20
Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension have hired two agricultural specialists to expand the ISU Farmer Assisted Research and Management, or ISU FARM, project.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:48
The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) April 18 webinar will feature Leigh Adcock, executive director of Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN).
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 08:19
The Risk Management Agency (USDA) has some specific rules about early planted crops with regard to crop insurance coverage. For each insurable crop RMA has set an “early planting date.” Acres planted before these dates are no longer eligible for replant coverage payments should it be necessary to replant them.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 08:04
The Field Extension Education Laboratory begins the 2012 growing and training session with a new activities coordinator. On March 1, Joshua (Josh) Dunn started as FEEL coordinator with the responsibility of coordinating demonstration plots and scheduling training events at the 43-acre Iowa State University Extension and Outreach facility.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:46
In May 2011, Iowa farm women began sharing their experiences in central Africa, where 80 percent of the farming is done by women. The collaboration was developed by a farmer-to-farmer project through Iowa State University’s Value Added Agriculture program with cooperation from a Ugandan nonprofit organization, Volunteer Efforts for Developing Concerns (VEDCO).