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December 4, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is seeking an Office Assistant to ensure clerical and administrative responsibilities are accomplished efficiently. The Office Assistant is the first point of contact with clientele so successful candidates will need to be friendly and energetic. This position requires the individual to have the ability to multi-task, take direction, work as a team, have high organizational skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and communicate effectively in verbal and written form.  

November 20, 2018

Donnellson, Iowa– The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa DNR are hosting two workshops for landowners and land managers who would like to learn more about how to identify and deal with Sericea lespedeza.

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October 25, 2018

Join us for a Transitioning to Farming gathering on December 5th. Dr. Chad Hart, Extension Crops Marketing Economist, Dr. Lee Schultz, Extension Livestock Marketing Economist, and Dr. Wendong Zhang, Extension Economist specializing in farmland values will be joining us for this gathering to discuss the current ag market conditions, the expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications, and farmland values.

October 3, 2018
 

Each week our Farm Management Specialist, Charles Brown, prepares a weekly Farm Report covering hot topics in the agriculture world.

September 24, 2018

With unpredictable crop prices and tight margins, marketing can make the difference in the profitability of corn and soybean production. How well farmers get paid for a year’s worth of work can be wrapped up in just a few marketing decisions. With this in mind Henry County Extension is offering the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture Women Marketing Grain course.

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.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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