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Local Highlights

July 22, 2016

ISU's Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) has provided hands-on diagnostic training for crop production and protection specialists since 1987. Click to learn more about this summer's educational opportunities!

May 25, 2016

Great resources available for farming practices in support of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Click here to link to the publication, or contact our Ag Engineering Field Specialist Shawn Shouse at sshouse@iastate.edu.

March 14, 2016

To help producers understand the opportunities available and where they fit in the supply chain, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a workshop in Jefferson on March 18 to address the constraints and benefits of corn stover harvesting. The workshop will be held at Greene county Extension from 1:30-4:00 pm. ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists Mark Johnson and Paul Kassel, as well as agricultural engineering specialist Kapil Arora will host the workshops.

February 3, 2016

2016 Crop, Weather and Market Outlook is the next session of Ogden Ag Marketing on Thursday, March 17th. For more information, click on the headline.

January 11, 2016

Join us for Coffee & Conversation! Stop at Greene County Extension on Thursday, March 10th from 9:30-10:30 am for coffee, donuts, & informal discussion on current ag topics.

March's topic is Water Quality & the Nutrient Reduction Strategy with Shawn Shouse, Ag Engineering Field Specialist with ISU Extension & Outreach,  and sponsored by West Central Coop. Click here for more information on this FREE learning opportunity.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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