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Local Highlights

July 27, 2021

The Iowa State University Montgomery County Extension and Outreach office and Page County Extension and Outreach office will host a meeting on Wednesday, August 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Villisca Community Building. The meeting will last approximately 2.5 hours and will be facilitated by Tim Christensen, farm and agriculture business management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

June 4, 2021

Summer temperatures have arrived with 90+ temperatures expected across Iowa this weekend.  Cattle may still be acclimating to summer temperatures and may experience some heat stress issues.  

February 23, 2021

While cold stress cannot be completely eliminated for cattle housed in typical outdoor facilities in the Midwest, a new publication from the Iowa Beef Center describes management practicies to reduce the impact of cold stress on your herd.

December 14, 2020

Prevent winter freezing by following some basic guidance

November 12, 2020

The Iowa Forage and Grassland Council and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold this year's conference online, with educational videos.

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

Statewide Resources

  • The Iowa Pork Industry Center promotes efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintains Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthens rural development efforts.

  • Your link to Grazing News, Iowa Horse Show Judges and resources related to equine management.

  • 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.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources for farm business decision makers.

  • Our dairy team works to enhance dairy profits and overall quality of life for dairies in Iowa.

  • The Iowa Beef Center works to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa's beef industry.

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

  • The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

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