Articles related to Environment

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 17:35

Iowa Learning Farms, as part of the Iowa Cover Crops Working Group, will host a field day and four cover crop workshops across Iowa in March and April to support the growing popularity of cover crops in Iowa.

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 17:41

The Primghar Community Center is the location of a March 25 meeting for area beef producers and agri-business staff. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the O’Brien County Cattlemen’s Association and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 17:09

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Eddyville in Wapello County, and trees in the public right-of-way in Waverly in Bremer County. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 09:56

Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign in which music is used as a primary component. Partners in the project are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Water Center and Iowa Learning Farms.

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 13:16

Homegrown Lifestyle  is a course for folks living on a large lot or small acreage who are interested in producing food for their own use in a way that sustains their natural environment. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering the course this spring at several Iowa locations.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:23

Mark Tomer is the presenter for the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. He will talk about a watershed scale planning framework that is based on computerized mapping tools and helps improve water quality.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 15:55

To help farmers understand how cover crops work and the best management practices for including them in rotations, Iowa Learning Farms has released the video, “Cover Crops: Farmer Perspectives."

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 15:27

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Waterloo, the county seat of Black Hawk County, making this the sixth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:14

Jamie Benning has been hired as water quality program manager for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. As an extension agronomist the past 13 years she has led multi-state water quality projects, supported farmer-led watershed initiatives and conducted agronomic research.