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February 24, 2014 09:58 AM

For nearly 50 years, the swine teaching farm at Iowa State University has been helping students learn about pork production. The primary goal of the farm is to educate students about current pork production operations, and this includes student workers at the farm.

February 24, 2014 09:41 AM

Finding the Iowa State University swine expert you need is easier with the online listing provided by Iowa Pork Industry Center. The 21-page booklet features names, photos and contact information for more than 80 faculty and staff members with swine- and/or pork-related work responsibilities.

February 20, 2014 10:32 AM

In a single motion pruning demonstrates both the art and science of horticulture. Understanding how plants grow, why pruning is necessary and which tools to use can remove the mystery surrounding this routine practice.

February 19, 2014 05:09 PM

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Eddyville in Wapello County, and trees in the public right-of-way in Waverly in Bremer County. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

February 19, 2014 10:37 AM

A special value added agriculture Annie’s Project course is coming to Ames in March. The course covers five areas of agricultural risk: financial, human resources, legal, marketing and production.

February 19, 2014 10:26 AM

Annie's Project helped Nicole Jonas write a business plan and add value to her farm business. The classes "made me realize things I needed to be doing or be doing better on Red Granite Farm and helped me focus on it as a real business,” Jonas said.

February 19, 2014 09:42 AM

A one-day swine production seminar sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, Hubbard Feeds and Elanco will be Thursday, March 13 in Okoboji.

February 18, 2014 10:14 AM

A cover crop workshop for commercial growers and those working with commercial growers is planned for Feb. 25 at the Iowa Clothing Center, 1005 Nutmeg Avenue, Kalona.

February 18, 2014 10:00 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a tomato grafting and pest management workshop Friday, March 28 at North East Iowa Dairy Foundation Center, Calmar.

February 18, 2014 09:56 AM

Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign in which music is used as a primary component. Partners in the project are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Water Center and Iowa Learning Farms.

February 18, 2014 09:49 AM

Horse owners and enthusiasts now have an online option for learning horse management through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Master Equine Manager Program, a comprehensive educational experience that teaches the science of horse management.

February 14, 2014 03:11 PM

The 2014 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open 18-hole best ball tournament is set for Wednesday, June 25 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.

February 14, 2014 01:16 PM

Homegrown Lifestyle  is a course for folks living on a large lot or small acreage who are interested in producing food for their own use in a way that sustains their natural environment. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering the course this spring at several Iowa locations.

February 14, 2014 12:13 PM

Southeast Iowa vegetable producers can learn how to grow quality transplants at an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop planned for Friday, Feb. 21 in Fairfield.

February 13, 2014 05:15 PM

Iowa MarketReady helps farm vendors selling dairy, fruits, meats and vegetables design a better business strategy to succeed. This two-day training will be  March 25 and March 27 in Waterloo.

February 13, 2014 08:28 AM

Concern over health issues in cattle that consume ergot-contaminated grain motivated Iowa Beef Center staff at Iowa State University to investigate potential issues around ergot contamination. They share what they have found.

February 12, 2014 05:08 PM

Winter can be tough on Iowa’s trees and shrubs. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about the effect this winter’s frigid temperatures will have on fruit tree and landscape plants.

February 12, 2014 05:04 PM

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® 2.0 Advisors at an April 24 session offered by Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.
 

February 12, 2014 04:55 PM

The 2014 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is now available online. This report features a variety of animal industry-related research done at Iowa State that was supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.

February 12, 2014 04:47 PM

Iowa cow-calf producers soon may be receiving a survey in the mail from Iowa Beef Center as part of its ongoing commitment to providing accurate and timely information to the state’s beef industry.

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