Monday, February 25, 2013 - 16:19
Farmers will showcase their experiences with cover crops this spring at eight field days across Iowa. Practical Farmers of Iowa joins with Iowa Learning Farms, County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners and Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association to sponsor the spring field days that focus on the use and management of cover crops.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 12:13
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:33
Livestock producers who established a cover crop after corn harvest last fall are wondering how this will affect their crop insurance coverage for 2013, according to William Edwards, economist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 15:47
About 70 percent of farmers report using at least one technology that provides them with Internet access, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. In addition, a basic cell phone was the most common communications technology used by farmers in the survey.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 10:29
Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition through a five-session course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The “Managing for Today and Tomorrow” program, a new Annie’s Project course, is being offered in Jefferson on Thursday evenings, Feb. 21 – March 21.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 15:27
Many farmers appear to believe that farmland is overvalued and eventually the market bubble will burst, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:31
Ag Decision Maker, one of the most visited Iowa State University Extension and Outreach websites, has a new look. The decision-oriented agricultural business website now showcases new and emerging issues within farm management.
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 09:54
Nine Iowa locations are offering the Annie's Project course this winter. The educational program is dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 09:25
Nine women involved in value-added agriculture graduated on Dec. 3 from a special Annie’s Project workshop sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and held in Boone. At graduation, each woman had a business plan created by applying information they received during the course.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 09:35
Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,296 per acre, an increase of 23.7 percent from 2011, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the third year in a row where values have increased more than 15 percent. The 2012 values are historical peaks.