October 2012

October 22, 2012 11:12 AM

As cow-calf and feedlot operators continue to deal with drought related issues, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center will continue to offer educational opportunities to address ongoing and emerging issues.  “Drought – a Game Changer for Beef Operations” is the title of meetings to be held Nov. 6 – Dec. 6 across Iowa.

October 22, 2012 10:49 AM

Twenty-one 4-H’ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates for the National 4-H Congress, entitled “Become a Catalyst of Change,” in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 23 – 27.

October 19, 2012 07:18 AM

A new program for farmers’ market growers and those interested in growing food products for direct or wholesale sales is being offered by the Farm Food Safety Team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This program is designed to provide on farm food safety training for every size fruit and vegetable producer.

October 18, 2012 02:12 PM

The Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle conference will provide a wealth of information on using advanced reproductive technologies to help producers make decisions. The conference is set for Dec. 3-4 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD.

October 18, 2012 11:17 AM

Composting is a relatively easy, inexpensive procedure yielding valuable humus that can be returned to garden soil, or used as mulch around landscape plantings. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach give tips on composting yard wastes.

October 18, 2012 09:26 AM

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) offers a new, free curriculum to educate youth on opportunities for rural development through value-added agriculture.

October 17, 2012 02:29 PM

Practical Farmers of Iowa is teaming with Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to host a series of fall field days in October and November focusing on cover crops and drought issues.

October 17, 2012 10:13 AM

PorkBridge, a distance education series for pork producers and industry professionals, begins Dec. 6. PorkBridge reaches an audience across the country and around the world in an every other month series of six sessions. Registration must be made by Nov. 12 to assure receipt of materials for Dec. 6 program.

October 17, 2012 08:52 AM

The Meredith Corporation and Edwin T. Meredith Foundations are honoring Successful Farming Editor in Chief Loren Kruse with a $25,000 donation to the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The donation establishes an endowment honoring outstanding 4-H volunteers for their leadership, the Iowa 4-H Foundation announced today.

October 16, 2012 12:57 PM

Entomologists at Iowa State University have confirmed that Scott County has the first breeding infestations of brown marmorated stink bugs reported in Iowa.

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