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Webinar to Explore Lake Drainage in Iowa, 1880-1920

January 4, 2023, 1:13 pm | Alena Whitaker

Joe Otto, director of special projects and partnerships with the Soil and Water Conservation Society, will speak on lake drainage in Iowa during a Jan. 11 webinar by Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Calving Clinic Will Help Producers Prepare for Calving Season

January 4, 2023, 12:50 pm | Erika Lundy-Woolfolk

To help Iowa cattlemen and women prepare for a successful calving season, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a hands-on calving clinic on Jan. 18. The workshop will be held at the Dunlap Livestock Auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Jason Henderson to Lead Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Programs

December 21, 2022, 2:43 pm | Angie Hunt, Rob Schweers

Jason Henderson has been appointed vice president of Iowa State University’s extension and outreach programs. Henderson, who currently serves as director of extension and senior associate dean for faculty development in the Purdue University College of Agriculture, as well as assistant vice provost for engagement, will join Iowa State on April 3, 2023.


Iowa 4-H’ers Excel at National Livestock Competitions

December 16, 2022, 11:34 am | Amy Powell, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

Iowa 4-H members recently participated in national 4-H livestock competitions at the North American International Livestock Exposition held in Louisville, Kentucky. Benton County represented Iowa 4-H in the livestock judging and livestock skillathon competitions, and Franklin County represented Iowa 4-H in the livestock quiz bowl contest.

Registration Open for SowBridge Educational Series

December 15, 2022, 9:15 am | Sherry Hoyer

Swine producers can register for the 2023-2024 SowBridge educational program, which will provide timely insight to those who work with sows, boars and piglets, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


New Value Chain Possibilities for Grass-to-Gas Explored

December 8, 2022, 12:02 pm | Alena Whitaker

Lisa Schulte Moore, a natural resource ecology and management professor at Iowa State University, will discuss restoring grassland cover for renewable natural gas production during the Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar Dec. 14.


Women Impacting Agriculture Honorees Named

December 8, 2022, 11:09 am | Madeline Schultz, Lisa Scarbrough

Four women making positive changes in Iowa agriculture were honored at the Iowa Women in Ag Leadership Conference organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. They were recognized for creating a more sustainable Iowa by improving economic resiliency and stability; conserving natural resources; and being influential agricultural leaders, family members and community volunteers.


Driftless Region Beef Conference set for Jan. 26-27

December 8, 2022, 10:59 am | Sherry Hoyer

The Driftless Region Beef Conference will be held Jan. 26-27 in Dubuque, with industry updates from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The 2023 conference will focus on practices to survive the market volatility into the future.



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