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Local Highlights

April 26, 2016

A Horse Camp for 4-H members will be held June 23-25, 2016 in Page County (Clarinda, IA).

April 25, 2016

4th-12th graders wishing to show Market Broilers at Westfair this year, need to get their order to Troy Thomason (poultry superintendent) by May 6th.

April 11, 2016

The 29th Annual Waubonsie Horse Camp is open to youth who are in grades 4-12 and will take place June 16-18, 2016. 

September 23, 2015

If you are a 4-H member in grades 4-12 and are planning to show beef, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, goats and/or dairy, you must have a current FSQA (Food, Safety, Quality Assurance certification). 

January 14, 2015

Better Farm Accounting Books are available at the Extension Office for $6.50. 

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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