Livestock

Local Highlights

December 16, 2014

Need some assistance utilizing online farm bill decision tools and getting your farm's data entered in to help you make your farm program decisions? Sign up for our computer lab workshop, January 8th.

November 4, 2014

Farmers and landowners are invited to learn about new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill, during an informational meeting on December 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. 

August 11, 2014

As summer winds down, ISU Extension Ag Economists are hosting Farmland Leasing informational meetings across the state. These meetings will give landowners, tenants, and agri-business professionals information and materials they need to make decisions regarding farmland ownership, management, and leasing practices as they plan for the future. Cass County Extension will be hosting a meeting on August 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. 

June 3, 2014

Multi-Session Series Starts June 12

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) and the Iowa Beef Center (IBC) are preparing for the ISU Feedlot School to be held this summer at the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis, IA.  The educational series will include information about numerous aspects of feedlot management including record keeping, risk management, animal health, nutrition, environmental stewardship, and animal handling.

March 19, 2014

Cass County Extension is looking to hire two assistants to help with summer programming. Click for details and application form.

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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