Livestock

Local Highlights

March 17, 2020

Our office will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff are still able to take your calls and respond to email. Many of our resources can be found online at our website www.extension.iastate.edu/franklin. If you need to drop something off you may use our drop box or leave it in the entryway. If you need to pick something up please call our office to make arrangements, 641-456-4811.

Stay healthy and be well!

May 12, 2020

The ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2020 Survey is available on the Ag Decision Maker Website, (https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c2-10.html).

April 22, 2020

Agriculture is important to Iowa. We grow crops and raise livestock to feed our nation and beyond.

April 22, 2020

Iowa State University is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. Check the campus safety page for regular updates and information related to COVID-19.

February 5, 2020

The council is the county governing body of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

Resources:

  • CIRAS   319-266-3260
    Business and Industry questions & solutions
  • Farm-On   (800) 447-1985
    Program to match beginning and retiring farmers (M-F, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
  • Porkline   (800) 808-7675
    (Iowa Only) Swine production, marketing, management (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • On-Line Ag Classes - Ag Management E-School Institute (Ames)

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  •  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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