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Local Highlights

February 12, 2016

   

     Dairy producers in Northwest Iowa will learn how to improve and manage their transition
     cow program at the 2016 Transition Cow Field Days hosted by Iowa State University
     Extension and Outreach specialists. 

“While transition cow management encompasses only 20 to 30 percent of the herd, it can ultimately influence the milk production and health of the entire herd,” said Ryan Breuer, ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist, “we want to inform producers on how to achieve better milk quality, how to improve calving and provide best management practices for record keeping.” 

February 1, 2016
 

Feb. 2 Heifer Development Clinic is POSTPONED and RESCHEDULED for Feb. 22 at the Cherokee location. Questions? call Cherokee County Extension at (712) 225-6196

To help producers manage this economic transition, the Iowa Beef Center is partnering with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, ABS Global, Accelerated Genetics, Select Sires and Merial to offer seven clinics across the state featuring breeding and selection for longevity and profit.

January 1, 2016

Lyon County Extension will reshow both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs on the second Thursday of each month, beginning March of each current year, for those that were unable to attend a workshop. If you need to schedule a reshow at any other

January 1, 2016

Clippings now includes more diverse topics that go beyond horticulture, though horticulture will still be an occasional and timely topic. The column will remain focused on research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists.

PPAT
January 1, 2016

Attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20. You need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. See full details here.

 

Impact Statements
     Beef Producer Tour

Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  •  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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