Local Highlights

January 29, 2016

Winnebago County Private Pesticide Applicators, the flyer mailed to you in November of 2015 with the area recertification classes listed on the inside was incorrect. The February 3rd class in Kossuth County will be held at the Summit Center in Bancroft (304 S. Summit Ave.) starting at 1:30 P.M. The flyer is incorrect and the certification class will not be held in Titonka. We apologize for the inconvience.

January 8, 2016

Grain Marketing Strategies and Education for Women

Farm women participating in Women Marketing Grain Program  will  learn basic marketing strategies, principles and risk management  as part of an operations full marketing plan. In addition, this will provide an opportunity to network with other farmwomen and women in agriculture businesses.

4 Session Course -  Starting  January 19 & 26, February 2 & 9  @ 6:30 P.M.         Cost $40.00                

Branding Iron, Thompson, Iowa      To Register  contact:   Winnebago County Extension    641-584-2261 

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

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

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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