Articles related to Environment

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 15:19

A monarch butterfly and wetland field day will be held Wednesday, June 14 at a CREP wetland near Story City.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:58

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Prairie Rivers of Iowa, will host a cover crop and soil health field day Tuesday, June 13. The 5-7 p.m. field day will be held at the Larry Haren farm, rural Webster City.
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 13:19

The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative is now accepting registrations to become certified as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for the Food Safety Modernization Act. This three day course will be held Aug. 9-11 at the Scheman Building, Iowa State University campus, Ames, Iowa.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:13

Cover crops and strip-tillage are two practices farmers can use to minimize erosion, boost soil health and reduce nutrients from entering waterways – and combining the two can augment their benefits.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:42

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled four field days to help manure applicators better understand manure distribution, calibration and the value of manure.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:59

The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examined ways farmers might help reverse the decline in North America's monarch butterfly population through habitat restoration. The survey’s questions examined farmer awareness, concern and willingness to support monarch habitat improvement.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 08:30

Iowa agricultural producers who would like to develop habitat for monarchs and pollinators by adding additional soil and water conservation practices to their land have until May 19 to sign up at their local USDA Service Center for planning and funding assistance.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 15:09

William Edwards has been named interim director of two extension-focused centers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — the Beginning Farmer Center and the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 11:33

The seventh annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth will be July 31 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa at 1928 240th Street.