Local Highlights

July 21, 2021

Swine producers and anyone involved with swine building maintenance can attend an upcoming workshop on building maintenance and repair. Four workshops will be provided across the state, beginning Aug. 17 in Plymouth County. Each workshop is the same and all are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshops will discuss concrete pit maintenance and construction, truss management, roof and moisture management and other repair and maintenance issues that can help protect the building and extend its life.

June 25, 2021

The fifth annual Beef Feedlot Short Course, organized and hosted by the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, is set for Aug. 3-5 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames. Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said the goal of the event is to optimize participant learning through exposure to new technology, research and best management practices.

June 18, 2021

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, June 23, from noon to 1 p.m. This program will focus on saving energy on the farm.

June 10, 2021

The two optional tours of the 2021 Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention will provide attendees a firsthand look at unique aspects of Iowa's beef industry. Set for Friday, June 25, both the west and east tours will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the Iowa Events Center and return at 6 p.m.

June 8, 2021

Livestock producers who want to learn about optimizing forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend the Pasture and Grazing Management series at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Marshall County office this summer and fall. 

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

Statewide Resources

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintains Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthens rural development efforts.

  • Your link to Grazing News, Iowa Horse Show Judges and resources related to equine management.

  • 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.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • Our dairy team works to enhance dairy profits and overall quality of life for dairies in Iowa.

  • The Iowa Beef Center works to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa's beef industry.

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

  • The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

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