At its Aug. 24, 2013 kickoff event, the Southeast Iowa BYLPN group toured Tim Kaldenberg's beef operation and learned about his use of a hoop building. Iowa State Extension field agronomist Mark Carlton also led a discussion on cover crops at the Monroe County Extension Office. Photo courtesy of Joe Sellers.


Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6 p.m. Activity Building, Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairfield. Jefferson County Cattlemen hosted a program on obtaining loans from government agencies. Speakers included Steve Ferguson of the Iowa Agricultural Development Authority and Dawn Stewart of the USDA. Dinner was provided by iowa State Bank. For more information please contact Adam Ledger at 641-919-0898.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, 4 p.m. Kickoff gathering featuring a cattle facilities tour, regional cover crop considerations and beginning farmer issues discussion. No charge for event, including social time and dinner. Meet at Extension office in Albia to carpool to Tim Kaldenberg farm.  Monroe County Extension and Outreach at 641-932-5612. See the program brochure.

SE Iowa BYLPN members initial gathering on Aug. 24, 2013." Photo courtesy of Joe Sellers.

Core Counties

Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Wapello



Colin Johnson, Project Coordinator, or 515-291-9287

Joe Sellers, SC IA Beef Specialist, or 641-774-2016

Sue Henderson, Regional Extension Education Director, or 641-682-5491

Amy Brainard, Mahaska County CYC, or 641-673-5841



Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with support of area commodity groups.