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County News

June 5, 2018

Conference will be held on June 21 in Dubuque

Dairy experts from across the Midwest will present at the Iowa-Wisconsin Silage Conference on June 21 in Dubuque. Experts from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as from the University of Wisconsin, University of Nebraska and industry will provide information on a wide range of topics dealing with growing and using silage.

May 31, 2018

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program will hold its core training sessions this fall for individuals interested in becoming Master Gardener volunteers.  New flipped classroom model will allow for increased hands-on experiences.

The Master Gardener program is looking for people who are passionate about volunteering and gardening. No previous garden knowledge is required. The program equips participants to grow in knowledge about gardening best practices. After the training, Master Gardeners volunteer in their community, making significant contributions such as giving produce to food pantries and demonstrating garden best practices at Iowa’s county fairgrounds.

May 31, 2018

Beef producers are invited to a special beef processing workshop on Saturday, June 16 at the Edgewood Locker in Edgewood. In addition to a tour of the locker, participants will learn about new value-added cuts from the shoulder, quality and yield grading, and marketing high quality beef.

May 31, 2018

A Cattle Handling & BQA Workshop, sponsored by the Fayette County Cattlemen, will be held from 9:30 am-1:00 pm at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.  Proper cattle handling not only is important for the safety of the cattleman, but is also important for the health, growth, efficiency and safety of the cattle. Dr. Tom Noffsinger will share the basics of animal behavior and how to utilize that to improve our animal handling. He’ll also demonstrate how to use a Bud Box to work calves through a chute, and achieving cattle flow. Participants will also complete the BQA training. Register in advance by contacting the Benton County Extension office at 319-472-4739. The Fayette County Cattlemen will be providing lunch.

May 30, 2018

The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm annual spring field day will be June 27. The farm is located at 3321 290th Street in Nashua and the field day will run from 1 to 4:15 p.m.


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