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Local Highlights

January 19, 2016

The 2016 Heifer Development 3 meeting to be held Feb. 2 has been CANCELLED and is re-scheduled for Feb. 22.  It will be 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee.  Please call the Cherokee County Extension Office at 712-225-6196 if you have questions.

Profitability of high-priced replacement females will come only as a result of many years of productivity in the herd.  Plan to attend a Feb. 2 clinic in Cherokee, Iowa to learn more ways to keep her working for you.  This clinic will focus on current genetic and phenotypic tools that can be utilized to improve cow longevity and enhance lifetime productivity.  Details are available at: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/cherokee/news/heifer-development-3-breeding-selecting-longevity-profit-0

January 19, 2016

Ida County Extension and Outreach Office will host one of three Iowa locations linked to an in-person meeting in West Point, Nebraska for a portion of the meeting on February 9 at 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Iowa participants will be able to ask questions and participate with Nebraska producers.  For more information, link to

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ida/news/ida-county-host-beef-feedlot-roundtable

January 18, 2016

The NW Iowa Young Farmer group with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be gathering on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 starting at 2:00 p.m. in Orange City at the Sioux County Extension Office to learn more about consumer messaging and media coaching through Consumer Engagement Training.  

December 31, 2015

The first Empowing Women in Agriculture event will be held on Thursday, February 25, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County Office in Le Mars.  

December 22, 2015

The Department of 4-H Youth Development with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Field Specialist – 4-H Youth Development within the Field Team West. This position is part of the field team west and will serve northwest Iowa in Cherokee, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, and Sioux Counties with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served. Read more...

Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  •  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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