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New Education Specialist Ready to Help Pork Producers

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 13:25
Annika Koppes.

The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University welcomes Annika Koppes as new education specialist. [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Controlling Weeds in the Landscape

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 11:03
Pokeweed.

This week's Yard and Garden column from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach focuses on weed control in the landscape. [node:read-more:link]

Second Dairy Technology Field Day to be Held Aug. 18

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:00
Cheesemaking.

Dairy technology field days with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be held in eastern Iowa. [node:read-more:link]

Interseeding Cover Crops Field Day Planned

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 10:36
Interseeding.

Learn about interseeding cover crops during an Aug. 3 field day near Nashua, held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Dairy Technology Field Day to be Held Aug. 16

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 11:23
sand separator.

Learn about a new monosplope heifer facility and sand separator technology during upcoming dairy tours with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl, Skillathon Scheduled for Sept. 18

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 10:35
Youth compete in 4-H Skillathon.

The 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and State 4-H Skillathon contests will be held together on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Iowa State University. Teams may compete in one or both competitions, and the registration deadline is Sept. 1. [node:read-more:link]

Comparing Carbon Credit Programs Is Focus of New Report

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 14:36
Forage crops growing.

A new report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach compares the differences among carbon credit and incentive programs offered in Iowa. [node:read-more:link]

Forage Field Days Feature Forage Rotations and Research Results

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 11:30
Beef cattle grazing sudangrass.

Forage field days will feature latest results on rotations and research, with input by specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Asian Longhorned Tick Is Spreading, Vigilance Is Needed

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 10:12
Asian longhorned tick, by James Gathany.

Producers should be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned tick, according to a beef veterinarian with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Several Factors Affect Horse Pasture Stocking Rates

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 13:35
Horses on green pasture.

Due to warmer and drier weather this summer, it is even more critical to understand pasture quality and how to use pasture to support healthy horses, according to an equine specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Carbon Market Webinar Will Discuss Resurgence of Interest

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 08:05
Pond and pasture.

Specialists with Iowa State University will discuss the latest buzz around carbon markets during an Aug. 11 webinar. [node:read-more:link]

Swine Building Maintenance Workshops Begin in August

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 08:27
Swine building.

Learn the latest in swine building maintenance at one of four upcoming workshops held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Food Systems Practitioner and Educational Resource Database Launched by Extension and Partners

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 09:32
Food Systems graphic.

Anyone engaged or interested in food systems can add their profile and use this database, created in part by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

4-H Members Return to Competition at the 2021 Dairy Quiz Bowl

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 15:53
Fayette County Senior Dairy Quiz Bowl Team.

Teams from Delaware, Dubuque and Fayette counties competed for top honors at the Dairy Quiz Bowl. Thirty-five 4-H youth participated in the event that encourages youth to learn about dairy production, science and the industry as a whole in a fun, interactive competition. [node:read-more:link]

Celebrate Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week July 26-30

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 10:39
Fruit and Vegetable graphic.

Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week is a time to recognize the state's specialty crop achievements, according to Iowa State University Etension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Learn about Kernza: The Novel Grain that Improves Soil Health

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 08:47
Manbir Kaur Rakkar with Kernza.

A July 21 webinar with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Learning Farms will feature a discussion on Kernza. [node:read-more:link]

McNay Research Farm Field Day Is August 3

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 09:10
Beef cattle grazing.

The annual field day at the McNay research farm will feature timely discussions with specialists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Learn What Stressed Corn Means for Swine Feed

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 08:36
ear of corn.

A new publication from the Iowa Pork Industry Center focuses on postharvest considerations for stressed corn. [node:read-more:link]

Field Agronomists Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 10:48
Clarabell Knapp.

Clarabell Knapp and Gentry Sorenson are the newest field agronomists to join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Farmland Leasing Meetings to Answer Common Questions for Iowa Landowners and Tenants

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 09:50
Discussing farm topics.

Land values and cash rent trends, cost of production and methods for determining a fair rental rate are all part of this year's farmland leasing meetings, held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

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