ISU Extension Audio: Interviews for the Week of June 2
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AMES, Iowa -- Audio of the following Iowa State University Extension interviews is available for download (week of June 2). For more information, contact Doug Cooper, ISU Extension audio producer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedersen on replanting -- ISU Extension soybean agronomist Palle Pedersen says Iowa farmers have made progress getting the 2008 corn and soybean crops planted, but recent weather problems may require some replanting.
Duffy on land values -- The 81st Soil Management and Land Valuation conference was held recently. ISU Extension economist Mike Duffy says 173 respondents predict land values will increase over the next six months and then begin to level off in 18 months.
Morrical on Lamb and Wool Festival -- The Iowa Lamb and Wool Festival will be held at the Dallas County Fairgrounds June 14-15. ISU Extension sheep specialist Dan Morrical says events range from a cook-off contest to a lamb lover’s feast, educational sessions and lamb and goat shows.
Borich on Town/Craft – ISU Extension and the College of Design has a program called Town/Craft. Tim Borich, associate dean and director of ISU Extension Community and Economic Development, says the program is in its third year working with smaller Iowa communities.
Gaffy on Developing Dynamic Leaders -- Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development field specialist Abbie Gaffey tells us about a program called Developing Dynamic Leaders. There are openings for three more counties for sessions that will begin in the fall.
Starrett on research plots – ISU’s Ag Engineering and Agronomy Research farm near Boone has had problems this spring planting research plots because of the unfriendly weather. Dave Starrett says they finally are beginning to make some progress.
For the gardener -- New trees, shade gardens, hot peppers, heirloom vegetables
SafeFarm report with Chuck Schwab -- Eye injuries
Conservation minute with John Lundvall -- Water quality problem
A minute in urban agriculture with Linda Naeve -- Moles
It’s time to … with Rich Pope -- Managing weeds
Palle Pedersen, Agronomy, (515) 294-9905, email@example.com
Michael Duffy, Economics, (515) 294-6160, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Morrical, Animal Science, (515) 294-2904, email@example.com
Timothy Borich, ISU Extension Community and Economic Development, (515) 294-8707, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abigail Gaffey, Field Specialist, (712) 263-4697, email@example.com
Linda Naeve, Entomology, (515) 294-8946, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Schwab, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-4131, email@example.com
John Lundvall, Agronomy, (515) 294-5429, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Pope, Entomology, (515) 294-5899, email@example.com
Douglas Cooper, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-6275, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Starrett, ISU Ag Engineering and Agronomy Research Farm,(515) 432-5350