Local Highlights

October 14, 2020

Manure is a variable fertilizer—nutrient content varying from year to year, farm to farm, and load to load. In addition to nutrient variability, our ability to uniformly distribute liquid manure across the toolbar is dependent on both our equipment and the field conditions.

July 23, 2020

Manure Applicators can utilize the following links to the Iowa DNR web-site for training, or contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at 515-725-8268 for addtional informaiton.

June 24, 2020

Resources for Livestock Producers

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted livestock producers with market disruptions, processing bottlenecks, and feeding dilemmas. Iowa State University livestock field specialists, agricultural engineers, and field staff have partnered to offer assistance to producers. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has also partnered with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to offer guidance. To speak to an extension livestock field specialist, please call the Hardin County office at (641) 648-4850 for a referral.

The following links are available as well:

Iowa Pork Industry Center:
Iowa Beef Center:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Launches Resource Coordination Center:
IDALS Resource Coordination Center Contact Form:
Iowa Concern Hotline: 1-800-447-1985

June 24, 2020

Helping Iowa Livestock Farmers in Need 

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  •  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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