Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 09:35
Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,296 per acre, an increase of 23.7 percent from 2011, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the third year in a row where values have increased more than 15 percent. The 2012 values are historical peaks.
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 15:47
Three informational meetings regarding the recently released Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy will be held in Denison, Ames and Waterloo the week of Dec. 17.
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 09:51
As flu season swings into full gear, producers and those who work with pigs are reminded that it’s not too late to get a seasonal flu vaccination. Iowa State University Extension swine veterinarian James McKean said the vaccination helps protect both people and animals.
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 11:28
Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2013. A total of 61 confinement site manure applicator workshops will be held in 57 different counties.
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 11:19
Commercial manure applicators can attend three hours of training on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 69 locations in Iowa and one location in Wisconsin.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:56
A news conference to announce the results of the 2012 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by Iowa State University is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. The news conference will be held at the Extension 4-H Youth Building, at the corner of 13th Street and Stange Road on the north edge of the Iowa State campus.
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:53
Kaye Strohbehn has been hired as an agriculture producer and consumer education specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in northwestern Iowa. Strohbehn began serving Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties Nov. 5 as education specialist after serving the region as an extension county program coordinator.
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:22
The 2013 Crop Advantage Series offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be held at 13 Iowa locations during January. Crop Advantage meetings provide crop producers with the most current information necessary for making profitable decisions for the upcoming growing season.
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 11:23
Governor Branstad asks for public comment on a nutrient reduction strategy developed over a two-year period by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 09:23
Rodney "Butch" Baker will serve as interim director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center. He has been a senior clinician at the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine department of Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.