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June 15, 2017

CARROLL COUNTY Farmer, Andrea Irlbeck, directs america’s farmers grow communities donation to Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach

Farmers Make a Difference in Rural Communities by Directing Donations from Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program to Local Nonprofit Organizations

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program will provide morthan $3 million in financial support to nonprofits across the US in 2017. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

May 5, 2017

June 27-29, 2017, over 1000 teenagers will converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities.

March 16, 2017

AMES, Iowa – With spring just around the corner it will soon be time to begin working in the yard. Mowing features prominently into any yard maintenance plan, with many cool-season turfgrasses showing their greatest period of growth from March to May.

How to care for a lawn and set it up for success throughout the spring, summer and fall is the subject of 'Tips for a Successful Yard this Year', an article in the March edition of the Small Farm Sustainability newsletter. The March issue also discusses beef cattle production, acreage ponds, prescribed burns, and pruning trees and shrubs.

March 15, 2017

Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2017 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates.

This information is based on a survey of 152 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers. For each operation, the average rate from the survey, the median and the range are shown.

March 9, 2017

Youth who have completed 4th-12th grade are eligible to participate in statewide camps at the Iowa 4-H Center.

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