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December 21, 2015 04:09 PM

The 2016 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for Jan. 30 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

December 21, 2015 10:12 AM

The Driftless Region Beef Conference Feb. 4-5, 2016 is an educational event offering benefits to beef producers in four states.

December 17, 2015 04:05 PM

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has elected Cathann Kress as a new trustee to its board of directors. Kress is Iowa State University’s vice president for extension and outreach and a tenured professor in the school of education.
 

December 16, 2015 04:37 PM

Federally inspected meat cuts are available on the Iowa State campus through the ISU meat laboratory in Kildee Hall. Meat can be ordered online.

December 16, 2015 04:01 PM

The holiday season is here, and so are holiday plants. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to handle seasonal plants this holiday season.

December 16, 2015 03:53 PM

The Sheep Production Skill Development Workshop will be held on Jan. 16 in the Deb and Jeff Hanson Agriculture Learning Center in Ames.

December 15, 2015 03:48 PM

The Iowa Beef Center has revised the Feed Bunk Management fact sheet to help producers improve efficiency and make the most of already tight margins.

December 15, 2015 02:11 PM

When Iowa farmers believe the benefits of planting cover crops outweigh the risks, they’re more likely to adopt this practice, new Iowa State University research shows.

December 15, 2015 11:03 AM

Family caregivers and the work they do can easily be overlooked. Not only are caregivers looking after others, they also need to be looking after themselves. Human Sciences Extension and Outreach helps provide family caregivers with the tools and resources they need to look after themselves through “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.”

December 14, 2015 10:43 AM

Farmers need to exercise caution when it comes to herbicide selection if they intend to graze or harvest a cover crop.

December 14, 2015 09:33 AM

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre — having dropped in value for the second consecutive year. Per acre value declined $310, or 3.9 percent, since last year’s survey.

December 11, 2015 03:25 PM

Dairy producers will have the chance to learn the latest information on reproduction at a day-long workshop being offered in five states the week of Jan. 11.

December 11, 2015 02:30 PM

The latest in a series of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach videos on crop marketing explores how producers can obtain the best prices for their crops using different storage and pricing strategies.

December 11, 2015 10:30 AM

The annual Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference is set for Jan. 21-22 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center in Ames.

December 11, 2015 09:19 AM

The Feedlot Forum 2016 features a few of the latest pressures feedlot producers are facing.

December 11, 2015 09:08 AM

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality.

December 9, 2015 11:39 AM

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. These colorful plants can be found in nearly every household or business during the December holiday season. However, taking care of this festive flower can sometimes be tricky. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips on how to care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.

December 9, 2015 11:32 AM

The inaugural Iowa soil health conference, “Strategies for Building Healthy Soils,” will be Feb. 2-3, 2016 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa.

December 9, 2015 10:40 AM

“Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” recently added a Spanish translation among other updates to the website to better benefit Iowans. This website and blog offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach provide nutrition education, how-to videos, meal planning tips and more.

December 8, 2015 03:09 PM

Even though the weather has been unseasonably mild, winter is in the air and snow is inevitable. Rural landowners can be better prepared to deal with drifting snow if they erect snow fences, according to Greg Brenneman, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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