Acreage Living Newsletter

Students from Iowa State University's CyBIZ Lab, an experiential student program which allows cross functional student teams to consult on client based projects, are currently researching the market's perception of a specific soil amendment and would appreciate your participation in the brief survey below.

The survey is anonymous and voluntary. Please click here to participate.

The Iowa Small Farms Conference is an event for people excited to learn more about opportunities with small acreage and ways they can make income on their land or improve their rural lifestyle.

The conference opens with a keynote address followed by three concurrent sessions with 9 workshops on a wide variety of topics. A trade show will allow attendees to network with companies and organizations supporting small farms.

Registration and more information here

Careful collection of information on the habits of winter residents will yield insights into the types of habitats wildlife need on your land during winter.

The term “soil health” has been generating a lot of buzz as we explore options to develop sustainable vegetable production systems. From the standpoint of soil, there are three main categories of soil health indicators: chemical, physical and biological. All three indicators are critical for optimum soil health and influence various functions.


Tri-State Forestry Conference to be Held in March

This conference is designed specifically for landowners in the Midwest. Topics will range from traditional woodland management techniques, timber taxes, game and non-game wildlife management to soils and soil erosion in woodlands. Non-timber forest products such as maple syrup production, raising ginseng and mushrooms are also presented.

Concurrent sessions will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to manage woodlands using good stewardship principles.

More information can be found here.

Jesse Randall
(515) 294-1168

Jay Hayek
(217) 244-0534

Date of Publication: 
February, 2017

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