Livestock

Local Highlights

July 14, 2015

Crop Management Workshop will be held at Jeff Shirbroun's Farm 3.5 miles west of Coon Rapids on Hwy 141 on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  At 10:00 Mark Johnson, ISU Extension Field Agronomist- Stand Establishment and Evaluation. At 11:00 Jon Renze and Bill Backaus, Wyffels Hybrids- Corn Leaf Diseases, root worm, and the future in seed. Noon- free lunch from Yetter Locker Catering. At 1:00 Ken Bennis, Dow AgroScience, Chemical pre-emergent applications for resistant weeds, chemical post-emergent applications, and soybean leaf diseases.  Program sponsored by DowAgroScience, Wyffels Hybrids and United Bank of Iowa. 

There is no fee, however you must register to attend at juleeg@iastate.edu or 712-792-2364.

June 27, 2008

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business, or perform custom work for others. The information on the survey is based on 185 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.

May 21, 2015

Become a Master Gardener by participating in the Master Gardener Core Training. ISU Extension & Outreach will be providing the training for new Master Gardeners on Tuesdays in September, October and November in locations across the state. Carroll County Extension will host the trainings at the Carroll County Extension office at 1205 West US Hwy 30, Ste G from 6:30 pm to 9: 30 pm. 

Statewide Resources

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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