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One of the oldest regional cooperative efforts of land-grant universities in the United States, MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) continues to provide research-based, peer-reviewed and unbiased publications that supports the outreach mission of Iowa State University.
Dan Anderson and Jay Harmon from Iowa State University's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering discuss the dangers of gases that can be released when agitating and pumping liquid manure. They offer strategies for safe agitation and ventilation.
The costs associated with installing solar arrays have dropped over the last several years, making them much more cost effective to install on a farm or acreage. As they become more affordable, these solar arrays are becoming a viable source of energy for farmers, especially farmers who have large barns to ventilate in the summer or fans on grain bins.
Celebrating the efforts of American agriculture and reminding citizens that agriculture is part of all of us is the focus behind 2018 National Ag Day. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food For Life” and the day will be celebrated across the country.
2019 National Ag Day celebrates farmers' contributions to agriculture in our everyday lives. ISU Extension and Outreach is committed to helping farmers grow more sustainable and profitable enterprises through objective, scientific solutions to the issues and opportunities unique to Iowa agriculture.