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Produce Growers Should Consider a Budget for Each Crop

November 22, 2019, 9:54 am | Emily Coll

Produce growers may not grow the same quantity of product as row crop producers, but tracking the numbers is just as important, if not more so. A November Ag Decision Maker article and its corresponding publication outline the importance of good record keeping and offer links to budget worksheets and decision tools. Read more about Produce Growers Should Consider a Budget for Each Crop

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Great Plains Growers Conference and Trade Show to be held in January

November 21, 2019, 3:54 pm | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca, Joe Hannan

The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held Jan. 9-11 in St. Joseph, Missouri. The conference will include information on organic, greenhouse and conventional fruit and vegetable production, cut flowers, honeybees and new this year – industrial hemp. Read more about Great Plains Growers Conference and Trade Show to be held in January

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Growing Together Mini Grantees Donate More Than 100,000 Pounds of Produce in 2019

November 14, 2019, 10:21 am | Susan DeBlieck, Christine Hradek, Caitlin Szymanski

Master Gardener volunteers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach continue to improve the lives and communities of Iowans. Twenty-two counties across the state received Growing Together Mini-Grants in 2019, which resulted in about 115,000 pounds of produce being donated to nearby pantries. Read more about Growing Together Mini Grantees Donate More Than 100,000 Pounds of Produce in 2019

Farm Couples Can Enjoy a Weekend Getaway This Winter

November 13, 2019, 1:16 pm | Larry Tranel

In response to high levels of both personal and financial farm stress, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering four “Farm Couple Getaways” aimed at farmers wanting to take advantage of activities to improve farm family communication, work on farm or family goal-setting, or work on farm transitioning, or who would just like a weekend away to discuss farm and family issues. Read more about Farm Couples Can Enjoy a Weekend Getaway This Winter

Drainage Water Quality Practices Workshop Will Cover Options

November 11, 2019, 10:42 am | Kapil Arora, Linda Cline

New farmland drainage practices for water quality improvement will be the focus of a workshop Dec. 18 in Fort Dodge. Participants will learn essential information for designing and planning new water quality practices, such as bioreactors, control structures, saturated buffers and wetlands. Read more about Drainage Water Quality Practices Workshop Will Cover Options

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Iowa Beef Center Offers Baleage Information as Winter Forage Option

November 4, 2019, 9:40 am | Denise Schwab, Brian Dougherty, Brian Lang

Wet conditions have created significant challenges this year for cattle producers who want to put up hay for winter forage needs. Producers who still need to put up hay this fall may want to consider making baleage as an option for dealing with cold and wet weather conditions. Read more about Iowa Beef Center Offers Baleage Information as Winter Forage Option

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