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Online Course Offers Assistance in Developing Weed Management Plan

November 12, 2018, 3:41 pm | Meaghan Anderson, Virgil Schmitt, Rebecca Vittetoe

Herbicide Resistance and Weed Management, an online course offered by ISU Extension and Outreach, provides the tools and resources needed to help farmers and agribusiness design effective long-term weed management plans to help delay the development of herbicide resistance. Read more about Online Course Offers Assistance in Developing Weed Management Plan

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Oesterreich to Receive National 2018 Excellence in Extension Award

November 6, 2018, 1:19 pm | Lesia Oesterreich, Laura Sternweis

Lesia Oesterreich from Iowa State University will receive the 2018 Excellence in Extension Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The award will be presented Nov. 11 during APLU’s 131st Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Read more about Oesterreich to Receive National 2018 Excellence in Extension Award

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Algona Cover Crops and Conservation Tillage Field Day Nov. 27

November 6, 2018, 9:07 am | Liz Juchems

A cover crop and conservation tillage field day Tuesday, Nov. 27, noon-2 p.m. at the Kossuth County Museum is free and open to the entire family. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from local farmers about the benefits of cover crops, choosing seed varieties, innovative application methods, best management practices and opportunities for cost share. Read more about Algona Cover Crops and Conservation Tillage Field Day Nov. 27

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Practice Kindness to Make a Difference

November 1, 2018, 9:49 am | Cheryl Clark, Laura Sternweis

Another day, another act of incivility, anger or violence. Ever-pervasive attitudes of self-centeredness and disregard for others seem to symbolize our times. But what if we could flip the script from callousness to kindness? That is one way to make a difference at the grassroots level, says Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Practice Kindness to Make a Difference

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Cover Crops Field Day Near Agency on Nov. 20

October 29, 2018, 2:14 pm | Liz Juchems

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Cedar Creek Partnership Project and Wapello County Soil and Water Conservation District, will host a cover crops and grazing cover crops field day on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Swanson Farm, rural Ottumwa. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal. Read more about Cover Crops Field Day Near Agency on Nov. 20

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Pro-Ag Seminars to Examine Market Outlook and Farmland Operating Margins

October 29, 2018, 1:09 pm | Chad Hart, Ann Johanns

ISU Extension and Outreach economists will offer valuable insight on key factors impacting 2019 operating decisions at 12 Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December. Each three-hour seminar includes information on grain price outlook and global factors to watch, livestock prices and margins, and farmland operating margins, outlook and trends. Read more about Pro-Ag Seminars to Examine Market Outlook and Farmland Operating Margins

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