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The recent issue of Acreage Living is available online and contains articles covering late summer topics.
Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University, shares his first-hand encounter with a covey of bobwhite quail in the January issue of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Acreage Living Newsletter.
Producers interested in learning about high tunnel production now have the option to take an online ISU Extension and Outreach course.
Iowa agricultural producers who would like to develop habitat for monarchs and pollinators by adding additional soil and water conservation practices to their land have until May 19 to sign up at their local USDA Service Center for planning and funding assistance.
The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is assisting producer groups gathering information to use in applying for USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Service value-added producer grants.
A free learning session Oct. 27 at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center in Ames will be offered for those interested in applying and learning more about the USDA Value Added Producer Grant program.
As harvest season draws to a close, farmers are starting to look forward to the next planting and growing season. Often times, this means signing new lease agreements or evaluating if an existing agreement is working.
The third annual Iowa Small Farms Conference, Feb. 10 in Ames, will address topics such as farm finances, hops production, gardening, wildlife habitat and beekeeping.
Because of their value to high tunnel producers, tomatoes are often grown every year, despite the increased risk for plant disease outbreaks caused by a monoculture system.
Starting a water garden – even one as simple as a large container of water – can also expand the gardener’s choice of possible plants to be enjoyed. The type of plants that can be best featured in a water garden is the subject of one of the articles in the July issue of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Small Farm Sustainability newsletter.