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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Cherokee County
When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Cherokee County Extension and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.
Feedlot Forum - January 21, 2014
Sioux Center, Iowa– Cattle feeders and agri-business professionals are invited to attend Feedlot Forum 2014, a day-long program on Jan. 21 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. forum features educational components on timely issues affecting Northwest Iowa feedlot producers and a trade show displaying new products in animal health, beef nutrition and facilities. Registration Form
Beef Cow Longevity Series Set for Early 2014
AMES, Iowa — Many factors affect beef herd profitability, but one specific factor, keeping young cows in the herd, is a huge challenge for cattle producers. Producers are searching for ways to keep young females in the cow herd longer for several reasons. Fifteen percent of all culled cows leave the heard before five years of age and an additional 33 percent are culled because they do not become pregnant, according the 2007-08 National Animal Health Monitoring System. Based on current production prices, a female must produce five calves for the cost of the replacement female to be recouped. Call 712-225-6196 to register for the Holstein, IA program on January 29th.
Yard and Garden:
AMES, Iowa – Moth orchids are great year-round, but they're especially well-suited for cold days when you're spending a lot of time indoors. Their elegant flowers will brighten tables and windowsills in your home for months at a time. Tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will give growers confidence to enjoy the orchids’ exotic appearance. To have other houseplant questions answered, contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or email email@example.com.
AMES, Iowa — An excellent way to brighten the winter landscape is to plant trees and shrubs that possess ornamental characteristics, such as colorful fruit or exfoliating bark. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach describe shrubs and trees that add color to the winter landscape. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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