Articles related to Agriculture

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 08:10

Various aspects of farmland drainage is the topic of a Dec. 12 workshop at Manatt Community Center in Brooklyn. The program begins at 9 a.m. and will adjourn at 3:30 p.m. Advanced registration is recommended.

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 07:37

Kevin Lager joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as an extension dairy specialist on Nov. 1. Lager will serve the western Iowa dairy region and have an office in the Sioux County Extension Office in Orange City.

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 11:35

Iowa women farmers and ranchers will have additional opportunities to participate in Annie's Project courses, thanks to financial support from Farm Credit Services of America.

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 10:30

The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar, to be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11:30 a.m., will feature Amy Kaleita, Iowa State University associate professor of agriculture and biosystems engineering. Kaleita will offer a snapshot of the cutting edge and future needs of precision agriculture.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:53

The Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator is available to help farmers find the maximum return to nitrogen fertilizer applications and the most profitable application rate for their farm. Having adequate nitrogen available is critical for corn production, but given the high prices for fertilizer it is important farmers determine the right amount that is needed on their crops.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 09:11

A series of monthly grain marketing educational meetings for women are being coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The five Women Marketing Grain meetings will be held at the Ankeny DMACC campus beginning Nov. 12.

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 14:10

In response to expanding problems associated with herbicide resistant weeds, weed specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a series of meetings in November and December to address the issue.

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:12

As cow-calf and feedlot operators continue to deal with drought related issues, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center will continue to offer educational opportunities to address ongoing and emerging issues.  “Drought – a Game Changer for Beef Operations” is the title of meetings to be held Nov. 6 – Dec. 6 across Iowa.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 07:18

A new program for farmers’ market growers and those interested in growing food products for direct or wholesale sales is being offered by the Farm Food Safety Team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This program is designed to provide on farm food safety training for every size fruit and vegetable producer.