Friday, December 9, 2011 - 13:50
Iowa State University’s swine teaching farm started composting mortalities eight years ago in an effort to increase biosecurity practices. Swine farms manager Jay Lampe said the move was positive.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 15:04
The Iowa Learning Farms’ December webinar, to be held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at noon, will feature Ryan Harr, who will discuss patch-burn grazing as part of the multi-state Restoration Ecology in Working Landscapes project.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 07:43
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 76 locations in Iowa, and four locations in surrounding states. Commercial manure applicators can meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements by attending.
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:41
Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in January or February 2012.
Friday, November 11, 2011 - 10:15
Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists are teaming up to offer regional risk management educational seminars for producers and allied industry representatives in early December.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 08:06
Five eastern Iowa cattle producers are sharing their grazing annual cover crops experiences during a series of field days this month as part of a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) farmer grant program to demonstrate the use of annual cover crops for extending the grazing season and increasing the grazing opportunities following grain production.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 07:53
The 2011 Iowa Forage and Grassland Conference is set for Nov. 21-22 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. It will offer expert presentations and technological innovations on a variety of grassland and forage topics.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:43
Anyone interested in beef nutrition research at Iowa State University (ISU), may register this week for the Nov. 18 “Beef Nutrition Research Pre-game Showcase.” The event will offer a look at the variety of research under way at Iowa State, including at the ISU Beef Nutrition Farm.
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:55
Feedlot owners, dairy producers and their employees are invited to an Animal Care and Handling Seminar for beef and dairy on Nov. 22 at Tri-State Livestock Auction in Sioux Center. Featured presenter is Sandhills Cattle Consultants Inc. president Kip Lukasiewicz, who will discuss and demonstrate low-stress cattle handling techniques.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 13:26
The final Greenhorn Grazing session of the 2011 season will cover stockpiled grazing. The session will be held Nov. 15 at the Werner farm near Diagonal with a 10 a.m. start time.