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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Grundy County

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Iowa State Extension serves Iowans through six program areas:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
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County News

September 30, 2013

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August 5, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Agricultural drainage is an important management tool for crop production in many areas of Iowa. The design, installation and maintenance of drainage systems is the focus of the Iowa Drainage School to be held on Aug. 25-27 at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, Iowa.

August 5, 2015

This article is part of a cooperative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, SDSU Extension and University of Minnesota Extension to provide resources for families struggling with the human challenges brought on by avian influenza. To learn more, search #AvianFluImpact on social media and visit chickens

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- The emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the spring of 2015 was devastating for many large turkey and egg layer farms, but the virus also affected smaller “household” flocks, explained Russ Daly, professor, SDSU Extension veterinarian and state public health veterinarian.  

“City dwellers are increasingly turning to backyard poultry flocks for food as well as for the enjoyment of raising these animals. These producers, as well as other citizens who enjoy songbirds, gardening and other activities in their urban backyards, have found themselves needing to increase their knowledge of this devastating disease,” Daly said.  

August 5, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Iowa -- The second session in a new three-part series for young and beginning graziers in southern Iowa is set for Aug. 6. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Pat Wall said this event will feature a pasture walk and discussion format on a local farm.

“We’ll meet at 6 p.m. at the Jim and Justin Peterson farm at 575 Nevada St., near Knoxville,” Wall said. “Those attending should bring a lawn chair for the discussion portion, then we’ll head out to pasture and view the Petersons' operation, which includes upgrades to their paddock and watering system with the help of NRCS EQIP funds.”

August 5, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Many crop producers are using best management practices to reduce and control nutrient loss and soil erosion from crop land. These same conservation methods can be applied to large-scale gardens and commercial vegetable production. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is releasing two new publications about combining cover crops and strip-tillage systems and their use in vegetable production.

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