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January 4, 2017

Check out the latest Ag News Today newsletter for information from Iowa State University!

Beef Conference
December 21, 2016

An educational program sponsored by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and Ellsworth Community College for North Central Iowa youth who want to learn more about beef production will be held Saturday, January 28, at the Ellsworth Community College Agriculture & Renewable Energy Center, south of Iowa Falls on Hwy 65 at 705 Ellsworth Ave. For a map and directions go to: http://www.iavalley.cc.ia.us/ecc/maps_directions.html. The program will run from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM with registration beginning at 9:00 AM.

Crop Clinic
December 15, 2016

Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicator Training information, Cerro Gordo County Extension. For pesticide testing in Mason City at NIACC, call 641-422-4266.

MAC
December 14, 2016

Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach will offer the three hours of the Manure Applicator Certification Program's annual training through a satellite downlink/webcast on January 5, click here for other 2017 locations. This program will serve as training for recertification or for initial certification. Contact Cerro Gordo County Extension & Outreach, 641-423-0844 or xcerrogordo@iastate.edu, for more details regarding this program.

Fall 2016
October 25, 2016

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

Resources:

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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