Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 15:45
A third group of volunteers traveled to Uganda in August this year as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program pairs Iowa women farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 10:33
Mark Hanna, ISU Extension agricultural and biosystems engineer, will present “ISU Farm Energy: Energy Conservation and Efficiency” during the Iowa Learning Farms’ October webinar, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at noon.
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.
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 09:16
Women farmers and ranchers wanting to learn more about transition planning will benefit from a program that recently received USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture funding. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Annie’s Project proposal, Farm Transition and Business Management Training for Women Farmers and Ranchers, was awarded $675,750 for curriculum development and delivery of courses.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:19
When corn harvesting conditions allow optimal time for in-field drying, taking full advantage can reduce on-farm energy consumption. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains the basic principles of energy management for grain drying.
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.
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 18:36
Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a conversation with other women and learn about techniques for success in today’s grain market.
Friday, August 12, 2011 - 13:16
A CREP wetland tour will be held in conjunction with the Aug. 24, 2011 Iowa Drainage School at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. The tour will depart from and return to the Borlaug Learning Center.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 08:32
Rick Cruse will discuss the “Losing Ground” report, based on research by Iowa State University scientists and the Environmental Working Group. The report shows that Iowa farms are losing topsoil up to 12 times faster than government estimates.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:39
A manure management and runoff control demonstration to review low-cost options for small to medium size beef and dairy feedlot operations will be held at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis.