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March 5, 2014

The Swine Committee held a meeting on March 4th and ultimately decided to cancel the Swine Weigh-in scheduled for March 22, 2014 due to the risks involved with the PED virus. Unfortunately, this means the Derby Show will also be cancelled for the 2014 Dubuque County Fair. However, the swine show will still be held at this year's fair. As an alternative plan, 4-H members will be required to tag their swine and have all documentation returned to the Extension Office by March 31, 2014 if you plan to show Swine this year. Further instructions including proper tagging procedures and required documentation will be sent out to each family via mail within the next week.

January 15, 2014

Our Dairy Specialist can help farmers create a team of key players (nutritionists, veterinarians, reproduction specialists, etc.) to analyze herds and create improved (and more profitable) dairy operations.  Contact Larry Tranel for more details:  tranel@iastate.edu

December 5, 2013

Madison, WI- A delegation of hundreds of 4-H’ers enjoyed several days of fun and learning during the 59th annual National 4-H Dairy Conference on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, September 29-October 2, 2013. The delegation included Andy Dougherty, Epworth and a member of the Farley Wranglers 4-H Club.

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February 15, 2010

ISU Extension, along with other informational partners, publish newsletters available to everyone throughout the state. Newsletters for everything from Acreage Living to Vet Med are available at your fingertips.

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Statewide Resources

  •  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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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