Local Highlights

February 10, 2013
Dry conditions during much of 2012 and overgrazing late into the fall have damaged many Iowa
pastures. Pastures with bare areas and thin sod cover will be less productive and more susceptible
to weed encroachment. Most producers want to maintain their existing pastures, but might like
to improve them by doing some form of partial reseeding. Frostseeding is one method that
should be considered.
July 26, 2012

Poweshiek County has JUST been approved for Emergency Grazing effective TODAY July 25th, 2012 due to extreme drought conditions. Emergency Haying is effective August 2, 2012. The entire state of Iowa has now been released for Emergency Haying/Grazing of CRP Effective August 2.

July 17, 2012

AMES, Iowa ― As dry conditions continue, cattle producers need to look at numerous management practices to help stretch their feed supply and maintain performance and reproduction in the cow herd. Iowa State University Extension beef program specialist Denise Schwab offers a few strategies that may help.

July 12, 2012

Find resources in dealing with crop, livestock, yards and more.

April 6, 2011

Dates and times have been set for 2012 FSQA training, March 17th and June 7th.

Statewide Resources

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

  • 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.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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