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Local Highlights

Ag Breakfast
February 13, 2015

2015 Ag Breakfast - 7AM Made-to-Order Omelete Breakfast, 7:30AM Program, Wednesday, March 18, All Seasons Building - North Iowa Events Center, Mason City. The program will include featured speaker Deadra Stanton of Mason City.

Winter
February 9, 2015

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

Cover Crops
February 5, 2015

Look here to find ISU Extension publications online! Topics include: Families & Consumers, Agriculture Production & Management, Community & Business Interests, Natural Resources, and Other Interests.

Farm bill
February 3, 2015

Farm Bill Workshops with Barry Terhark of Cerro Gordo County FSA will be held at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave., Mason City on February 11 & 25, 2015, 1:30-4 pm. Barry will be helping farmers understand their individual situations and answering questions. Farmland owners and operators must make decisions on base acre and yield updates along with choosing an Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage commodity program.

Annie's Project
January 20, 2015

Annie's Project-Education for Farm Women is a class that will meet six consecutive Thursday evenings starting February 5, 2015, from 6-9 pm at Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach, 2023 S. Federal Ave. in Mason City. The registration fee is $75. Please register by January 29, 2015.

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

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

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

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

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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

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