Local Highlights

Swine Building
February 17, 2020

Swine producers can catch up on animal welfare and production practices

Swine Building
January 29, 2020

Mark your calendars: Borlaug Learning Center near Nashua on March 23

Dairy Cows
January 16, 2020
Learn what a "movement standstill" is, and how one could impact your farm if issued. Workshop February 11, 2020 in Calmar
Winter Quarterly Newsletter
January 14, 2020

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

Dr. Larry Tranel
December 30, 2019

Guest Speake, Dr. Larry Tranel from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will be talking with agriculutural business leaders, mental health professionals, pastors, public health staff, and agriculutural lendors. Topics discussed will be Farm Market Stress & Grief, Primer for Stress Management, & Concepts for dealing with grief


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

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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