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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 07:36

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau are bringing an online market simulation game to central Iowa. Iowa Commodity Challenge gives players an opportunity to learn firsthand how to improve strategies to sell cash corn and soybeans.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 16:49

The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 on the Iowa State campus. Conference attendees can choose from 34 different workshops that offer the latest information on crop production and protection technology in Iowa and surrounding states.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 09:32

Andrew Lenssen joined Iowa State University on Oct. 1 as a soybean systems agronomist with teaching, research and extension responsibilities. Lenssen comes to Iowa State from Sidney, Mont., where he was a research ecologist and lead scientist for USDA dryland research.

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:45

Current commercial fruit or vegetable growers, gardeners interested in expanding into commercial production and traditional farmers interested in diversifying can learn more about high tunnel production at a Dec. 7 workshop in Dallas Center, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 16:04

People who attend Iowa State University (ISU) football games and who also are interested in beef research have a unique opportunity awaiting them on the date of the final home ISU football game on Nov. 18. ISU’s Iowa Beef Center and beef nutrition faculty and staff are planning the “Beef Nutrition Research Pre-game Showcase” beginning that morning.

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:15

The final Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisor Certification session in 2011 offered by the Iowa Pork Industry Center will be held Nov. 15. Applications are due Nov. 8.

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:42

Practical Farmers of Iowa and Iowa Learning Farms will co-sponsor a field day at Gustafson Farms near Boone on Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. During the field day, participants will see an aerial seeding demonstration, talk to the pilot and check out recently planted plots of drilled oats and aerially seeded winter rye cover crops.

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 09:13

Fruit and vegetable growers are invited to attend the Tri-State Fruit and Vegetable Growers Symposium Friday, Dec. 2, 12–5:15 p.m. at Stoney Creek Inn, 300 Third Street, Sioux City, Iowa.
 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 15:45

A third group of volunteers traveled to Uganda in August this year as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program pairs Iowa women farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.