Livestock

Local Highlights

August 12, 2016

Are you prepared for implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive on January 1, 2017? Plan to attend one of 11 educational sessions to learn more about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), including the roles and responsibilities of veterinarians, producers, and distributors. The series is set for Aug. 22 through Sept. 1 at various locations around Iowa, and attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns. To learn more, 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.

April 23, 2015

The Greene County 4-H and FFA sheep and goat weigh-in is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson.  All market lambs and goats to be exhibited at the 2015 Greene County Fair are required to be weighed and tagged during this time, with complete identification forms turned in. Click here for more information.

November 9, 2012

The annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management regional meeting sponsored by Iowa State University Extension will be an afternoon session near Carroll starting at noon on Friday, November 16, with an included lunch, at the Swan Lake Conservation Education Center.

October 29, 2012

The annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management regional meetings sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are set to happen in November, with two local options for interested Greene County participants.

Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

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

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  •  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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