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Dry Manure Applicator Certification Workshops Offered

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:05
dry manure spreader in field.

Dry/solid manure applicator certification workshops meet manure applicator certification requirements for both confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure. Read more about Dry Manure Applicator Certification Workshops Offered

Confinement Site Manure Applicator Workshops Scheduled for 2019

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:54
liquid manure applicator.

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by ISU Extension and Outreach in January and February 2019 to receive required continuing education. Read more about Confinement Site Manure Applicator Workshops Scheduled for 2019

Commercial Manure Applicator Training Scheduled for Jan. 3, 2019

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:41
manure application on harvested field.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct a Commercial Manure Applicator training on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Commercial manure applicators can attend the annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements. Read more about Commercial Manure Applicator Training Scheduled for Jan. 3, 2019

Dougherty Joins ISU Extension and Outreach as Agricultural Engineering Specialist

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:14
Brian Dougherty mug shot

As a new agricultural engineering specialist, Dougherty will work with farmers and producers in the northeast portion of the state. Read more about Dougherty Joins ISU Extension and Outreach as Agricultural Engineering Specialist

Yard and Garden: Poinsettia Care

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:56
poinsettia.

Correctly watering poinsettias will deter several common problems associated with this popular holiday flower. Iowa State horticulturists share how. Read more about Yard and Garden: Poinsettia Care

Commodity Prices and Higher Interest Rates Drive Modest Farmland Value Loss

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:26
corn field.

After a reprieve in 2017, commodity prices, interest rates and trade disruptions drove Iowa farmland values down for the fourth time in five years. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,264. This represents a decrease of 0.8 percent, or $62 per acre, from the 2017 estimate. Land values were determined by the 2018 Iowa State University Land Value Survey. Read more about Commodity Prices and Higher Interest Rates Drive Modest Farmland Value Loss

ISU Awarded Grant to Continue Hosting Regional Center for Food Safety

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:24
box of fresh vegetables.

Iowa State University has received a grant to continue hosting the North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension and Technical assistance to help fruit and vegetable growers and processors comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) across the 12-state region. Read more about ISU Awarded Grant to Continue Hosting Regional Center for Food Safety

Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Credits Available at IFVGA Conference

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:09
assortment of peppers in produce boxes.

Pesticide applicator continuing instruction credits will be offered for commercial applicators in category 1D and private applicators at the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference. The conference will be held on Jan. 24-25, 2019 in Ankeny. Read more about Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Credits Available at IFVGA Conference

2019 Dairy Days to Feature Profitable Dairy Practices

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:48
dairy herd.

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues during 2019 Dairy Days, workshops hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy specialists. Read more about 2019 Dairy Days to Feature Profitable Dairy Practices

Popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Continues Tradition Jan. 26

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:18
mother cow and baby.

The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has a reputation of providing timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry. Patrick Wall, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist, said the 2019 conference Jan. 26 will continue that successful tradition. Read more about Popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Continues Tradition Jan. 26

Marketing Beef Is Focus of Feedlot Forum

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:51
cows in a feedlot.

Beef producers are in a new era of marketing with more changes rapidly coming. This new era will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2019, set for Jan. 15. Read more about Marketing Beef Is Focus of Feedlot Forum

Yard and Garden: Pruning Oak Trees

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:01
man pruning tree on sunny winter day.

Oak trees, generally pruned for safety reasons and the health of the tree, should be pruned during winter months. Learn why and how from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Yard and Garden: Pruning Oak Trees

Greiner Ready to Work with Students and Producers

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:59
Laura Greiner head shot.

Laura Greiner, the newest swine faculty member at Iowa State University, said she’s ready to combine her education and private industry research experiences to create a great experience for students and pork producers. Read more about Greiner Ready to Work with Students and Producers

Workshop Offers Agritourism Health and Safety Best Practices

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:32
Sisters in a corn maze.

The ISU Extension and Outreach Visit Iowa Farms program is hosting a free one-day workshop in Johnson County dedicated to important health and safety concerns in the agritourism industry. Read more about Workshop Offers Agritourism Health and Safety Best Practices

Seminar Addresses Multigenerational Farm Transitions

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:10
farmer and adult son standing by fence.

The Returning to the Farm Seminar, offered by the Beginning Farmer Center through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is designed to help farmers start family conversations regarding transitioning a farm from one generation to the next. Read more about Seminar Addresses Multigenerational Farm Transitions

Beef Conference Looks at Using Cropland to Reduce Feed Costs

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:07
face of a beef cow.

Beef cattle producers and others in the beef industry who attend the Three-State Beef Conference will receive updates on current cow-calf and stocker topics from Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri extension beef specialists. Read more about Beef Conference Looks at Using Cropland to Reduce Feed Costs

Yard and Garden: Blooms for the Holidays

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:41
pink Christmas cactus bloom.

Amaryllis and holiday cacti provide lovely indoor blooms during winter months with proper care and planning. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for maintaining plants so they can be enjoyed for many years. Read more about Yard and Garden: Blooms for the Holidays

Dairy Webinar Asks If It’s Time to Visit Your Lender

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:00
dairyman taking notes in dairy barn.

The hour-long webinar, Improving Conversations with Your Lender, will outline and explain the banking benchmarks and financial documents that lenders need to evaluate loans and includes time at the end for questions. Read more about Dairy Webinar Asks If It’s Time to Visit Your Lender

Driftless Region Beef Conference Is Jan. 24-25

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:30
Driftless Region Beef Conference logo.

University extension services in the driftless region of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin will offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference Jan. 24-25 in Dubuque, Iowa. Read more about Driftless Region Beef Conference Is Jan. 24-25

Crop Advantage Series Helps Producers Make Decisions for 2019

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 09:51
farmer examining soybean leaves in field.

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current research and crop production information from Iowa State University to help producers make informed decisions for the farming operation. Read more about Crop Advantage Series Helps Producers Make Decisions for 2019

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