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4-H Clover
March 26, 2020

The global pandemic COVID-19 is changing our world daily and even hourly. The number one priority for Iowa 4-H is the safety of our staff, 4-H volunteers, 4-H families, and partners.  For this reason all weigh-ins across the state are cancelled and Livestock ID for State Fair will be adjusted.

Iowa State University Logo
March 20, 2020

John D. Lawrence

UPDATED: Most Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state through May 9 have been canceled. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing. For information on specific events, please contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office. (Audio PSA available.)

Tomatoes
March 3, 2020

Program participants will receive free tomato seeds and season long updates on good growing practices for raising tomatoes throughout the 2020 gardening season.

Farm family walking behind cows.
November 18, 2019

Farm Financial Planning helps you evaluate your farm business and determine whether or not a change is desirable.

Corn, field and farm
June 4, 2019

The following publications were added or updated in the ISU Extension Store during May.

Dubuque Top Resource Picks

Pesticide and Manure Applicator Testing and Training Information

"The Rural Innovator" e-newsletter Each issue has reliable, research-based information about diverse agriculture practices and read stories about Iowans who are using those methods to manage profitable businesses. Subscribe now!

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

Statewide Resources

  •  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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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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