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November 9, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay County is hosting a Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminar on Friday, December 1st at 1:30pm. To register call the Clay County Extension Office at 262-2264, registration fee is $20.  The program is designed to provide agribusiness leaders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. Participants will also receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.

October 5, 2017

The purpose of the Scramble Calf project is to provide an educational beef production experience for beef project members and to also provide a mentoring opportunity.

August 25, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Clay county will offer Ag Citing for Adults at the Clay County Fair this year.  These events will take place on Tuesday (9/12) and Thursday (9/14).  The topics covered will be Crop, Dairy, and Swine Production. 

December 9, 2016

Changes are coming from the Food and Drug Administration that will impact all livestock producers. Livestock producers usually work with a veterinarian to use the medication appropriate to treat sickness in their animals. This will not change. However, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, livestock producers will need to have a written document, called a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), from their veterinarian before they are legally allowed to feed many of the medicated feeds.

October 19, 2016

As harvest comes to a close, producers, ag lenders and suppliers are planning ahead for next year.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers valuable and updated information key to best-outcome 2017 operating decisions.  The three-hour forum topics will include:  grain price outlook and global factors to watch; livestock prices and margins; and farmland operation margins, outlook and trends.  On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:30am at the Spencer School Administration Building.  Call 712-262-2264 to pre-register, cost is $20/person, or $25/person at the door.

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.

  • 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.

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

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