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Local Highlights

Eastern Iowa 4-H Project Workshop
April 1, 2015

Eastern Iowa 4-H Project Workshop "Dare to Explore..."   4-H members, parents and volunteers are invited to join us for a day of inspiration and exploration. Cargill will sponsor the keynote speaker John Robinson who will inspire participants to take advantage of all you can, to be a leader, a contributing citizen, and see the value we all hold inside ourselves. Nine topics available for youth to learn about: • Communications/working exhibits • Food Science • FSQA • Horticulture • Leadership • Livestock Clinic • Photography • Visual Arts • Woodworking. To register, go to the Program URL below for a registration form--registraton deadline has been extended through April 17, 2015. Please complete and submit the  registration form.

September 5, 2014

2015 Commercial Manure Applicator Certification trainings are being held across the state. Muscatine County Extension will be offering the training.


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 to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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