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Local Highlights

February 1, 2021

At least one scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding student who is pursuing a career in agriculture. 

September 30, 2020

The Jones County Cattlemen are again offering three breed heifers to a qualifying individual, as they have in previous years. The goal of the program is to assist in the start up or build upon a youth’s current cow calf program. The four-year program is geared toward freshman in high school. Please see the application for more details.

August 21, 2020

August 20, 2020, 1:49 pm | Tammy Jacobs

Iowans struggling to deal with the stress from the devastation brought to the state Aug. 10 from a damaging, high-wind derecho can call Iowa Concern for help, 24/7, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 19, 2020

Valyn Bodensteiner, Debbie Nistler, Mike Anderson

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

February 5, 2020

We are extending the deadline for sign-ups to be March 20, 2020! If interested in signing up for this project please email Devan Cress dcress@iastate.edu or call the office at 319-465-3224.

 

The Single Source Commercial Swine Project is an opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to gain valuable experience in raising pigs through a partnership with a local Jones County pork producer. Those interested must sign up with Molly Schmitt at mollyrs@iastate.edu no later than Friday, February 28. Each participant may sign up for and purchase up to three pigs.

 

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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