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Local Highlights

July 23, 2014

Your Gude to the 2014 Farm Bill program meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Templeton Community Center.  This program is Free and includes a meal at 6:00 pm.    ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist, Shane Ellis, will be the guest speaker and his topics will include the 2014 Farm Bill overview, "new" crop insurance programs and sign-up, considerations for choosing insurance, FSA livestock program and conservation compliance.  To ensure adequate numbers for the meal, please call the Audubon County Extension office at 712-563-4239 to pre-register by August 22nd.

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.

August 15, 2014

Calling all Carroll County farmers…  Don’t forget to sign up for America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. 

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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