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Forestry Field Days Planned across Iowa This Fall

September 11, 2019, 11:46 am | Billy Beck

Iowans interested in the care of trees, forests and natural resources should consider attending a forestry field day this fall, held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and various public and private partners. Six field days are planned for October, with the first Oct. 1 at the Shimek State Forest in Lee County. Read more about Forestry Field Days Planned across Iowa This Fall

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Corn Silage Tips

September 10, 2019, 1:46 pm | Hugo Ramirez Ramirez, Denise Schwab

With the limited hay crops in some areas this summer, beef producers may want to consider harvesting corn silage to supplement the cow herd this winter. Hugo Ramirez Ramirez, Iowa State University dairy specialist, shares his top five priorities for making quality silage. Read more about Corn Silage Tips

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National Preparedness Month Includes Being Financially Prepared

September 5, 2019, 1:50 pm | Sandra McKinnon, Laura Sternweis

September is National Preparedness Month according to Ready.gov. The site encourages citizens to stay informed about different types of emergencies and how to respond. Financial preparedness is also necessary before an emergency strikes, says Sandra McKinnon, with ISU Extension and Outreach. Read more about National Preparedness Month Includes Being Financially Prepared

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Pastureland Grazing Publication Describes Iowa Grazing Practices

September 4, 2019, 2:15 pm | Dan Loy, Beth Reynolds

A new Iowa Beef Center publication, "Iowa’s Pastureland and Grazing 2013-2018," gives a snapshot of how Iowa’s cow-calf industry has changed in terms of pasture utilization. The publication is based on evaluation surveys distributed to more than 1,000 IBC programs participants. Read more about Pastureland Grazing Publication Describes Iowa Grazing Practices

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Workshops Explain Foreign Animal Disease Plan Using Secure Pork Supply

August 27, 2019, 3:00 pm | Chris Rademacher

In the event of foreign animal disease outbreak in the United States, state and federal regulatory officials will restrict animal movement to slow or stop the spread. Iowa Pork Industry Center and extension swine specialists are available to help producers understand state and federal responses, and learn how to use Secure Pork Supply resources to prepare for an outbreak. Read more about Workshops Explain Foreign Animal Disease Plan Using Secure Pork Supply

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Iowa Manure Applicator Certification Program Continues to Train Applicators, Protect Resources

August 27, 2019, 10:45 am | Daniel Andersen

Now in its 21st year, the Iowa manure applicator certification program, a partnership between ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa Department of Natural Resources, continues to train and certify the state’s manure applicators on the best ways of handling, hauling and applying livestock manure. Read more about Iowa Manure Applicator Certification Program Continues to Train Applicators, Protect Resources

Youth Explore STEM Activities at State Fair 4-H Event

August 27, 2019, 10:25 am | Payton Sash, Sara Nelson

Youth visiting the 4-H Exhibition Hall at the Iowa State Fair had the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities during this year’s STEM event hosted by Bayer. Events such as this keep youth interested in STEM activities and stimulate a yearning to learn why things work and to ask questions about the improbable. Read more about Youth Explore STEM Activities at State Fair 4-H Event

Iowa 4-H Resources Encourage Young People to Explore Career Paths, College

August 27, 2019, 8:18 am | Cayla Taylor, Bonnie Dalager

Young people enrolled in the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program explore a wide variety of topics that interest them. Project area “hot sheets” are a great first step for parents, club leaders or 4-H members to learn more about any topic of interest. Read more about Iowa 4-H Resources Encourage Young People to Explore Career Paths, College

Chinese Demand for Pork Rises with African Swine Fever, but U.S. Not a Major Supplier

August 22, 2019, 2:26 pm | Wendong Zhang, Tao Xiong

While the Chinese demand for pork may seem promising, the United States is actually only supplying about 8% of Chinese pork imports, according to the August edition of Ag Decision Maker, a monthly newsletter by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Chinese Demand for Pork Rises with African Swine Fever, but U.S. Not a Major Supplier

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