Weather is the number one RISK factor impacting crop production. Dr. Elwynn Taylor will lead a workshop meeting on using information from modern weather stations, such as the new West Point station, to better manage the risks associated with crop production and marketing.
In celebration of both National Agriculture Week and Iowa State University Extension week, we would like to THANK local farmers, their families, agri-businesses, and other agriculture supporters with a FREE brunch on March 27. This year's featured speaker will be Dr. Bradley Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Policy Specialist.
RESCHEDULED: In the last five years, Iowa beekeepers have seen a 54.1 percent average annual loss over the winter. Join us on March 5March 24 to hear Dr. Mary Harris of Iowa State University speak about her neonicotinoid research and potential solutions to combat pesticide contamination in bees.
This workshop is for the true rural entrepreneur. Learn about all of the food safety and labeling regulations and how to go about planning your processing business. Whether you grow your own product or purchase from area farmers, this workshop is for you!
Winter is a challenging time for both humans and our plants. The benefits and enjoyment one gets from plants are many, but during the winter our enjoyment is limited mostly to houseplants. Even though we do our best, some of our plants may still be struggling to survive. This article highlights some of the common mistakes that occur when caring for winter houseplants.
Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.