Local Highlights

January 10, 2015

The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to Iowa’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. People can attend the Jan. 31 event at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa free of charge thanks to a cooperative effort with KIIC Radio.  The station will hold its Second Annual Regional Farm Show on Friday afternoon and the cow-calf event will take place on Saturday as it has in years past.  Download the conference brochure at

Dairy Cow
January 6, 2015

 Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2015 ISU Extension Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension specialists.   Dairy Days will be held in Kalona on February 3 at the KCTC Community Room (former Chamber of Commerce) at 514 B Avenue in Kalona.  The program runs from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.  Click here for brochure and flyer.

Angus Bull
January 4, 2015

 The columns of information in semen and bull sale catalogs seem to get larger and more complex every season. Genetics and genomics can certainly add to confusion and overwhelm a producer considering A.I. or a buyer on sale day. A cooperative effort between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Prairie State Select Sires and Agrarian Marketing Corporation will address this confusion at seven clinics scheduled across the predominant cow-calf sector of Iowa in February.  Click here for flyer.

January 4, 2015

4-H and FFA members involved in the poultry project are invited to attend a free poultry workshop on Saturday, February 28, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Washington County Extension Office.  Click here for flyer.  

Wendy Wintersteen
January 3, 2015

Plan to attend the 2015 Ag Outlook meeting at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort on Wednesday, March 11, from 10 am - 3 pm.  Speakers will discuss positioning for a volatile ag environment, acceping new ag technologies, and addressing the challenges and opportunities for Iowa agriculture.  Click here for brochure. 

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.

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

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