Livestock

Local Highlights

Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith
February 20, 2017

Iowa State University Extension Lee County welcomes Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith as Program Coordinator.

Cooperative
February 15, 2017

The oldest active cooperative elevator in the United States sits in Marcus, a small town with just over 1,000 residents in northwest Iowa. Formed in 1887, the cooperative’s goal was to provide farmers a place to competively sell their grain.

Two farmers talking
February 2, 2017

The next gathering of the Young Farmer Group will be held Monday, February 6, at the Washington County Extension Office.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a light meal and will meet until 7:30 pm. There is no charge to attend. 

46th Annual Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Logo
January 19, 2017

Come visit the over 100 exhibitor displays and exhibits! Attend educational presentations by the following nationally recognized speakers. Also, make plans to join us Friday afternoon (Jan 27th) for the KIIC Farm Show. 

January 9, 2017

Solar power is quickly gaining popularity as an effective way to reduce electric bills, take advantage of government incentives, and reduce energy reliance from local utility company.  ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee County will host an informational meeting with Specialists Tom Miller and Greg Brenneman on February 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM. 

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  •  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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