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April 27, 2017 09:48 AM

Director of the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative warns producers to double the frequency they inspect their grain because this is a high risk year and the condition of stored grain could deteriorate quickly.

April 27, 2017 09:31 AM

The 2017 Midwest Commercial Sheep Production Workshop on Saturday, June 17, will focus on the Let’s Grow goals and objectives campaign from the American Lamb Board.

April 26, 2017 03:48 PM

The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examined trends in farming practices and strategies since 2013, the year that the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was started. The results indicate that farmers are increasing their use of recommended practices and decreasing use of some practices that are not recommended.

April 26, 2017 03:39 PM

Spring is a time for renewal and growth, and it’s also an excellent time for new beginnings. Planting a new tree (or trees) is a great way to create a legacy that can last for generations on a landscape. However, planting trees requires specific care and steps to ensure a successful outcome.

April 26, 2017 03:24 PM

The Iowa Pork Industry Center has scheduled a Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification session during the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines.

April 26, 2017 03:12 PM

Grazing management and managing tall fescue are the topics to be covered during southern Iowa beef management workshops May 30, 31 and June 1.

April 26, 2017 08:23 AM

Southeast Iowa producers who want to conserve natural resources while being able to optimize their forage and livestock production are invited to attend the 2017 Greenhorn Grazing series in Mount Pleasant this summer.

April 24, 2017 01:30 PM

Producers interested in learning about high tunnel production now have the option to take an online ISU Extension and Outreach course.

April 24, 2017 01:14 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an update for veterinarians on May 31 at the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton, Iowa.

April 21, 2017 09:49 AM

The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program is celebrating 20 years of providing Clover Kids programs to children and youth statewide. Iowa 4-H Clover Kids reaches more than 9,000 Iowa youth in kindergarten through third grade.

April 21, 2017 09:15 AM

The Field Scouting Basics Workshop, designed for beginning-level crop scouts, provides hands-on, in-field experience to crop scouts for the 2017 growing season.

April 20, 2017 09:54 AM

A series of three videos to help fruit and vegetable growers understand and implement good agricultural practices replaces the day-long Iowa Level 1 GAP program.

April 20, 2017 09:37 AM

A traditional home garden is a popular way to grow vegetables, but it’s far from the only way. Growing vegetable plants in containers can also produce a bountiful crop, although care must be taken to ensure meaningful growth. 

April 19, 2017 08:38 AM

Iowans who want to protect their ash trees have options for a brief time this spring. However, the options apply only to valuable and healthy ash trees within 15 miles of a known infestation of emerald ash borer.

April 18, 2017 02:15 PM

Story County 4-H Team Neutrino competed at the North Star FIRST Robotics Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 5-8, 2017. After 80 qualification matches, the team was ranked second, and finished in elimination matches as semifinalists, but took an even bigger reward home.

April 18, 2017 01:15 PM

Youth can apply now for a new statewide 4-H opportunity, the Iowa 4-H Reporters program. Up to 16 youth will be selected to serve on one of four teams, each mentored by media and marketing professionals.

April 17, 2017 12:56 PM

Phil Harris, a national expert on agricultural taxes, has joined Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation as a visiting professor.

April 17, 2017 11:48 AM

Kimberly Greder received the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching and service. She works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust.

April 17, 2017 09:21 AM

Reducing erosion is an important step in improving Iowa’s water quality. Planting cover crops is a proven and practical way to help reduce the loss of nitrogen and phosphorus into the state’s waterways.

April 14, 2017 02:04 PM

More than 200 students competed for prizes, awards and scholarships during the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa for junior and senior high students, March 30-31 at Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

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