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March 19, 2020

Sorry about the confusion... YES WE ARE HAVING SWINE WEIGH IN this Saturday!

Please email or Diane if you need taggers or tags! wolfejd@iastate.edu

• Livestock need to be "ID" in ia.4honline by June 1st. And photos uploaded into ia.4honline too.

• It has been decided that our fair will be Non-terminal and Paylean Free. READ MORE

December 17, 2019

Black Hawk County - Dike Public Library, February 12, 2020  - 1:30 PM, Questions call 319-234-6811

See sites for other counties here.

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. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. There is no fee to attend, but applicators will need to pay certification fees to complete certification requirements. “Iowa law requires confinement site manure applicators to attend two hours of continuing education each year of their three-year certification period or take and pass an exam once every three years,” said Dan Andersen, assistant professor, ISU Ag and Biosystems Engineering and coordinator of the manure applicator certification program.

October 22, 2019

The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. AgrAbility will be holding its 2020 National Training Workshop (NTW) March 23-26 in Madison, Wisconsin. This is the premier training event for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers impacted by disability and for professionals working with them (www.agrability.org). Read more...

March 21, 2019

Black Hawk County Extension and Outreach is partnering the Black Hawk County Farm Bureau and the Waterloo Schools to deliver FarmChat-style, virtual agricultural education lessons in a new series being fully offered to classrooms April 1st.

4-H FarmTime is designed for classes of kindergarten students to experience a visit to a farm from the convenience of their classrooms. Curriculum used in the lessons is adapted from the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation. The lessons are hands on and will provide a positive impact on urban participants’ worldview and understanding of Iowa’s longstanding tradition of agriculture. Read more

A Quick Reference to Black Hawk County Residents -  Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information.

Hay & Straw Directory

Iowa Ag Statistics

Iowa Farmer Today

Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG)

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

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