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Iowa Beef Center to Host Fencing and Grazing Clinics

August 10, 2022, 2:42 pm | Erika Lundy-Woolfolk

The Iowa Beef Center’s Fencing and Grazing Clinic has expanded to three Iowa locations this year to help meet that need with information and hands-on experience. Event partners are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms.

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Northeast Research Farm to Hold Field Day Aug. 24

August 10, 2022, 10:59 am | Terry Basol

Learn about carbon markets, corn rootworm management and the latest in water quality research at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's field day at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm.

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Learn How to Make Space for Wildlife on Working Farms

August 9, 2022, 9:54 am | Liz Ripley

Jorgen Rose will present broad strategies for integrating wildlife conservation practices into different types of agricultural operations, including field crop operations, specialty crop farms and livestock operations. This Aug. 17 webinar is supported by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Learning Farms.

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Northern Research Farm to Host Fall Field Day

August 8, 2022, 9:36 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Gentry Sorenson, Matt Schnabel

Learn about the latest agronomic research and get a growing season update at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's research farm field day Sept. 8 in Kanawha.

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Hay and Straw Directory Provides Useful Listing of What's Available

August 8, 2022, 8:00 am | Russ Euken, Denise Schwab

Dry weather and extensive heat have limited hay yields for some growers, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. A helpful resource is the state listing of online hay and straw sellers, where more than than 70 farms and farm companies are listed, with details about the crop, as well as information about delivery, custom baling and hay grinding services.

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Improve Monarch Habitat with Helpful Resources

August 5, 2022, 1:01 pm | Chris Kick

At this year’s Farm Progress Show, specialists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and USDA will discuss recent efforts to increase the population of this essential pollinator and resources to improve its numbers in the future.

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North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center Shows Success

August 4, 2022, 10:46 am | David Brown

The North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center, a 12-state collaborative, has created and expanded stress management and mental health resources to agricultural producers and stakeholders throughout the North Central region. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is part of this center, which is funded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day near Melbourne

August 3, 2022, 10:06 am | Liz Ripley

Farmers and landowners are invited to a field day Aug. 25 to learn about best management practices for establishing cover crops and maintaining yields during the transition to a higher residue system of no-tillage and cover crops. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Learning Farms will lead the discussion.

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Yard and Garden: Create Great Shade Gardens

July 28, 2022, 3:40 pm | Aaron J. Steil

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer common questions about selecting the best plants to grow in the shade and the care recommendations you need to create great shade gardens.

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Learn How to Get Started with Remote Work

July 25, 2022, 10:27 am | Brenda Schmitt

There’s more to working remotely than simply taking your computer home. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Remote Work: How to Get Started.” Beginning in August, Iowans can attend a free virtual meeting to learn about education, training and support opportunities for remote employment.

Silage Webinar Series to Focus on Efficiency

July 25, 2022, 9:50 am | Gail Carpenter

Those who feed and harvest corn silage can get an update on the latest trends and technology during an upcoming webinar series with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The series begins Aug. 2.

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