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.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 15:04
People who attend Iowa State University (ISU) football games and who also are interested in beef research have a unique opportunity awaiting them on the date of the final home ISU football game on Nov. 18. ISU’s Iowa Beef Center and beef nutrition faculty and staff are planning the “Beef Nutrition Research Pre-game Showcase” beginning that morning.
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 10:15
The final Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisor Certification session in 2011 offered by the Iowa Pork Industry Center will be held Nov. 15. Applications are due Nov. 8.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 10:04
A new how-to video from Iowa Learning Farms and the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) offers suggestions, tips and reminders about manure application. The 20-minute DVD, “Manure Management and Conservation,” is free from Iowa Learning Farms.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 07:14
Farm lighting systems should be designed to meet minimum lighting requirements in a manner that is both energy efficient and cost effective. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach addresses minimum illumination levels for various production agriculture settings.
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 13:32
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has recently released a publication that complements existing extension manure management resources. How to Interpret Your Manure Analysis, PM 3014, explains the value of manure sample analyses that indicate nutrient concentrations.