Local Highlights

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February 26, 2018

Recently I had a discussion with someone in northwest Iowa about what rates of nitrogen they used on their corn acres, and how they determined the amount to apply. The basis for his application rate was a factor times the yield expected, less any legume credits. What he quoted to me was what ISU recommended over 35 years ago.

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February 21, 2018

With one in every four rows of U.S. soybeans exported to China, the significance of China on the U.S. agricultural trade and economy can’t be overestimated. This relationship is particularly unique to Iowans with Iowa’s long-time former Governor Terry Branstad now serving as the U.S. ambassador to China.

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February 19, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an educational program for beef producers on February 28, 2018 in Denison.  The program will include Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training, emphasis on animal husbandry, principles of vaccination to effectively immunize beef cattle, and appropriate antibiotic use.  Iowa beef producers, veterinarians, feed industry personnel, and anyone interested in beef cattle production are invited to participate.

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January 31, 2018

Apps Help Manage Data for Dairymen 

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January 3, 2018

Every dairy producer in the state should receive a mailed copy of the Dairy Team's publication, Dairy News & Views.  This is mailed out three times a year with articles about current research, events, and herd management tips.  

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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.

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

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