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August 3, 2015

AMES, Iowa — Those that fly, crawl, slither and leap will have their days at the Iowa State University exhibit, “Camp Cy – A Statewide Adventure,” in the Varied Industries Building at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Camp Cy takes place under cardinal and gold tent tops where special guests and activities will showcase the many ways ISU Extension and Outreach is Iowans’ 99-county campus.

June 1, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Iowa’s dairy farmers deliver a wholesome and nutritious supply of milk and dairy products every day. June, national dairy month, is the perfect time to celebrate their contribution to human health and the state’s economy. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and dairy partners want Iowan’s to learn about dairy farming first-hand at open houses scheduled around the state.

May 21, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza. The Department’s order begins immediately, is effective through the end of 2015, and also prohibits live birds from being sold at livestock auction markets, swap meets and exotic sales.

May 21, 2015

VINTON, Iowa -- Livestock producers wanting to maximize benefits from their grazing practices should attend Greenhorn Grazing workshops in northeast Iowa. Producers of all skill levels are welcome to the five-part workshop series, according to Denise Schwab, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist.

April 20, 2015

AMES, Iowa — The USDA confirmed the first Iowa case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County this week. The flock is located within the Mississippi flyway where this strain of avian influenza has previously been identified.

Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has posted links to general information and factsheets about avian influenza and directions for submitting samples. The factsheets available on the College of Veterinary Medicine websitehttp://vetmed.iastate.edu/aiv-background-and-resources include:

 

ATTENTION MANURE APPLICATORS: New Policy effective March 1, 2011.

We will reshow the Manure Programs on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning March 1, 2012,  for those that were unable to attend a workshop.  Commercial Manure (3 hours in length) will be shown at 8:30 am and Confinement Manure (2 hours in length) will be shown at 1:30 pm.  You must call and register at least a day ahead of time.  If you need to schedule a reshow at another time you will be charged a $10 fee per person.  Please contact the Grundy County Extension Office at 319-824-6979 to pre-register.

 

Livestock Publication:

Livestock Enterprise Budgets

Livestock Websites:

Manure Applicator Certification Program

Ag Markets Web Site

USDA Farmer Direct Marketing Information

Statewide Resources

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

  • 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.

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

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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.

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

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

  •  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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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