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Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and ISU Extension and Outreach are conducting a meat judging coaches clinic Feb. 14 at the Iowa State Meat lab in Kildee Hall on the Iowa State campus. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 2016 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for Jan. 30 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

The Driftless Region Beef Conference Feb. 4-5, 2016 is an educational event offering benefits to beef producers in four states.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has elected Cathann Kress as a new trustee to its board of directors. Kress is Iowa State University’s vice president for extension and outreach and a tenured professor in the school of education.
 

Federally inspected meat cuts are available on the Iowa State campus through the ISU meat laboratory in Kildee Hall. Meat can be ordered online.

The holiday season is here, and so are holiday plants. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to handle seasonal plants this holiday season.

The Sheep Production Skill Development Workshop will be held on Jan. 16 in the Deb and Jeff Hanson Agriculture Learning Center in Ames.

The Iowa Beef Center has revised the Feed Bunk Management fact sheet to help producers improve efficiency and make the most of already tight margins.

When Iowa farmers believe the benefits of planting cover crops outweigh the risks, they’re more likely to adopt this practice, new Iowa State University research shows.

Family caregivers and the work they do can easily be overlooked. Not only are caregivers looking after others, they also need to be looking after themselves. Human Sciences Extension and Outreach helps provide family caregivers with the tools and resources they need to look after themselves through “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.”

Farmers need to exercise caution when it comes to herbicide selection if they intend to graze or harvest a cover crop.

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre — having dropped in value for the second consecutive year. Per acre value declined $310, or 3.9 percent, since last year’s survey.

Dairy producers will have the chance to learn the latest information on reproduction at a day-long workshop being offered in five states the week of Jan. 11.

The latest in a series of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach videos on crop marketing explores how producers can obtain the best prices for their crops using different storage and pricing strategies.

The annual Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference is set for Jan. 21-22 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center in Ames.

The Feedlot Forum 2016 features a few of the latest pressures feedlot producers are facing.

The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 11 new projects related to water quality.

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. These colorful plants can be found in nearly every household or business during the December holiday season. However, taking care of this festive flower can sometimes be tricky. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips on how to care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.

The inaugural Iowa soil health conference, “Strategies for Building Healthy Soils,” will be Feb. 2-3, 2016 at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa.