Friday, July 22, 2011 - 11:03
Ruth Hambleton, founder of Annie's Project, and Linda Barnes, creator of the Entrepreneurial and Diversified Agriculture program were named Rural Champions of Change by the White House. Both innovative educators partner with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Friday, July 15, 2011 - 13:12
The Marshall County extension office is hosting a July 19 crop damage meeting. ISU Extension and Centrol of Iowa agronomists, ISU Extension plant pathologist, FSA representative and crop insurance specialists will present and answer questions.
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 10:24
Terry Steinhart, Iowa State University Extension livestock specialist recently spent a week at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan. He was one of four U.S. extension trainers at the “Strengthening Extension Skills of Young Professionals in Afghanistan and Pakistan” workshop.
Friday, July 8, 2011 - 09:43
Chris Mondak became assistant director for Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources July 6, 2011. Mondak has served as ISU Extension dairy specialist since 2000.
Friday, July 8, 2011 - 09:00
A second group of Iowa women traveled to Uganda as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program connects Iowa farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 10:55
Producer groups can receive assistance from the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center in gathering information for use in applying for the USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Service value-added producer grants.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 09:26
Flood damaged grain is considered adulterated and cannot be used for food or feed. It is important for farmers to keep grain impacted by flood waters completely separate.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:51
A series of Worker Protection Standard (WPS) self-inspection checklists is now available to assist agricultural employers, pesticide dealers and growers to ensure compliance with WPS.
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 12:16
Landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements should plan to attend one of more than 50 farmland leasing meetings scheduled for July and August. The workshops are facilitated by ISU Extension farm management specialists and held all across the state.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 10:21
Managing mono-slope barns to improve air quality and cattle performance will be featured at an open house on June 22. The open house will be at the Ron and Clayton Christensen barn near Royal, Iowa, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.