Local Highlights

November 2, 2017

Hands-on activities are planned for Dec. 2 event at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

November 2, 2017

Harvest has arrived, and with it manure application season has begun. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources available to help farmers make informed decisions about manure application this fall.

November 1, 2017

Beef producers who want to learn about risk management topics, including costs of wintering cattle, available insurance options and a general beef cattle outlook, are invited to attend a beef cattle risk management workshop Nov. 8 near Chariton. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Joe Sellers has organized the event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Pin Oak Marsh Learning Center, 45996 State Highway 14, Chariton.

September 6, 2017

The 50th anniversary of Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be celebrated Sept. 16 at the farm near here.

The public is invited to help mark the anniversary at a free field day beginning at 12:30 p.m. There will be farm tours, apple demonstrations, games for children and an anniversary program hosted by Jeff Iles, chair of the Department of Horticulture.

August 28, 2017

Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University continues to work with industry professionals by offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification opportunities, including a newly scheduled session for Monday, Sept. 11. Chris Rademacher, ISU Extension and Outreach swine veterinarian, reminded potential applicants that attendance at this all-day session and passage of an exam at the end of the session is required for certification.


ATTENTION MANURE APPLICATORS: New Policy effective March 1, 2011.

We will reshow the Manure Programs on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning March 1, 2012,  for those that were unable to attend a workshop.  Commercial Manure (3 hours in length) will be shown at 8:30 am and Confinement Manure (2 hours in length) will be shown at 1:30 pm.  You must call and register at least a day ahead of time.  If you need to schedule a reshow at another time you will be charged a $10 fee per person.  Please contact the Grundy County Extension Office at 319-824-6979 to pre-register.


Livestock Publication:

Livestock Enterprise Budgets

Livestock Websites:

Manure Applicator Certification Program

Ag Markets Web Site

USDA Farmer Direct Marketing Information

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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