The 2020 Three-State Beef Conference is Jan. 14, 15 and 16, with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The Iowa session will take place Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield.
Iowa dairy producers will have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues during the 2020 Dairy Days events hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The program is scheduled at five eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 20 and Feb. 6.
Andrea Nelson has been named assistant vice president for county services with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach effective Dec. 9. She has been serving as the interim assistant vice president for county services since July 1.
The 2020 Driftless Region Beef Conference, Jan. 30-31, will showcase two nationally known keynote speakers who will talk about how cattle can help protect the environment and be sustainable.
A training course to become a Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance designated Preventative Controls Qualified Individual will be held in Ames, Iowa from Jan. 13-15, 2020.
Twenty 4-H members recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia, where they represented Iowa 4-H at National 4-H Congress Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. They were selected by 4-H volunteers from around the state through an application and interview process.
As 2019 draws to a close, many Iowans are preparing for the holiday season. However, it’s also time to begin preparing for income tax season. An important step for tax planning is to review how much money is being withheld from each paycheck for federal income tax, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Patrick Wall, extension beef specialist, said the 2020 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference will address new, timely and even controversial topics relevant to Iowa’s beef industry. The conference will be held Jan. 25 at the Bridge View Center, Ottumwa.
Beef producers in eastern Iowa are encouraged to become Beef Quality Assurance certified, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it also adds value to the calf crop.
To meet a rising demand for future professionals in science, technology, engineering and math, Iowa 4-H Youth Development offers InventSTEM. This program helps young people develop skills and innovate as they explore the importance of STEM in everyday life.
Add brilliant color to your home decor with a live poinsettia this holiday season. Follow the recommendations of Iowa State University horticulture specialists for easy caregiving and enjoyment.
Farmland wildlife were once considered by-products of Iowa’s diversified agricultural production practices. Today, fewer wildlife thrive in row cropped landscapes, but coupling wildlife habitat conservation with efforts to improve water and soil health offers promise for restoring farmland wildlife to rural Iowa. Join Iowa Learning Farms' Dec. 18 webinar Dec. 18 to learn more.
Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.
Those interested in bioenergy and biomass production will have an opportunity to learn about the latest developments with the University of Iowa Biomass Fuel Project, Dec. 13 in Cedar Rapids.
Five Franklin County 4-H members represented Iowa at the National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl held during the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 18. They were named reserve national champions.
Beef cow-calf producers recognize the importance of staying informed on all aspects of their operation, and a new four-part webinar series from Iowa Beef Center will help them do that.
The Feedlot Forum 2020, Jan. 14, 2020, in Sioux Center is an opportunity for feedlot producers and allied agribusiness professionals to hear current beef production and marketing information.
Dairy producers are encouraged to register for the I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop series, “Prosperity of Dairy Calves,” to be held in five locations across the region beginning Jan. 6, 2020.
A webinar about new loan resources for farmers interested in organic transition or expansion is planned for Dec. 11 at noon.
Iowa's first AgOvation competition concluded with the presentation of innovative solutions to local agricultural problems designed and demonstrated by youth teams. Collegiate scholarships were awarded to top place teams.
The holidays can be stressful for caregivers, other family members and loved ones who need care. Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips to help families navigate caregiving concerns during the holiday season.
Patrick O’Malley, commercial horticulture specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, explains the planting and growing of Chinese chestnuts in the November-December edition of the Acreage Living Newsletter.
Some blame farming practices, in particular, the intensive corn and soybean production systems in the Midwest for the tough times honey bees are facing. New research by Iowa State University and University of Illinois scientists offers a more nuanced view of the role of agriculture in honey bee health than what has been previously known.
The deadline to register for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team Annual Dairy Discussions Seminar is Nov. 27. The seminar is Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City.