Local Highlights

September 25, 2015

Everyone loves local food and farmers markets, but emotions can run high when city councils discuss the merits of allowing goats, chickens and even food trucks within municipal boundaries.

September 25, 2015

Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examines technology, quality of life issues

September 21, 2015

Governor Branstad signs proclamation for agriculture safety in Iowa

September 16, 2015

During National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 20-26, agriculture engineering experts at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach suggest farmers plan ahead for hazardous situations that may occur in confined spaces.

August 25, 2015

Three session course starts September 14 and will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Winterset Fairground Jackson Building. Registration must be completed by September 7.

Statewide Resources

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

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

  • 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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