Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 14:31
Iowa State University Extension agricultural engineers say documented cases of manure pit fires and explosions in Iowa highlight the caution needed when agitating and pumping manure from pits beneath buildings. They offer steps to minimize risk of injuries and flash fires.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 09:20
It pays to test your livestock’s feedstuffs every year, but it is critical to test forages this fall due to extreme variation in quality of silage and hay produced during the drought of 2012.
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 16:29
The successful distance education program SowBridge will begin its fifth year Nov. 7. Iowa State University animal science professor and extension swine specialist Ken Stalder said suggestions from subscribers help maintain the program’s value.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 15:09
People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are invited to attend a session set for Nov. 19 in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is hosting the morning session, which will run concurrently with an initial daylong PQA Plus certification session.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 11:32
In response to the current drought situation facing Iowa pork producers, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine program specialists will host a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at various locations. The program is free and no preregistration is required
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 08:10
The annual fall field day at the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm will be held on Sept. 6. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. with pasture and grazing topics.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 09:04
A statewide training for commercial manure applicators will be conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. This training will be a reshow of the same program that was offered for training in January 2012.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 08:40
An Aug. 25 pasture walk and tour in central Iowa will give owners of small farms and acreages with grazing animals an opportunity to view pastures designed for grazing beef, sheep and horses, and to hear from farm owners about water, fencing and pasture management systems.
Monday, August 6, 2012 - 14:44
Iowa crop and livestock producers are invited to attend an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach webinar Tuesday, Aug. 21 to learn about grain quality issues and marketing options related to drought. County extension offices will be hosting the webinar, which begins at 1 p.m. There is no charge to attend.
Monday, August 6, 2012 - 13:28
Chris Clark, the new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist in southwest Iowa, said his background and experience will help him build a program that’s beneficial to all facets of the beef industry.