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Study Measures Significance of Agriculture to Iowa Economy

Iowa agriculture puts healthy, affordable food choices on the table of today’s consumers and it boosts county and state economies, according to a recently-completed economic analysis sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).  As harvest takes place it is appropriate to note agriculture’s impact not only on the landscape, but on the state’s economy. Read more about Study Measures Significance of Agriculture to Iowa Economy

Iowa State’s Courtney Long Receives 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award

August 17, 2016, 9:50 am | Courtney Long

Courtney Long, with Iowa State University, received a 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award for the “Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit” program. Long was named second runner-up in this competition that recognizes outstanding efforts by state and local MarketMaker programs around the country. Read more about Iowa State’s Courtney Long Receives 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award

Corn and Soybean Field Guides Now Combined for Farmer Convenience

August 23, 2016, 1:20 pm | Daren Mueller, Adam Sisson

The Corn and Soybean Field Guide, produced by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, combines the Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition and the Soybean Field Guide 2nd Edition into one publication for a more efficient version. Read more about Corn and Soybean Field Guides Now Combined for Farmer Convenience

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MWPS Provides Research-Based Publications for Rural Living

September 9, 2016, 2:54 pm | Jay Harmon

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. Read more about MWPS Provides Research-Based Publications for Rural Living

Iowa Farm Financial Conditions Shown in New Report

September 26, 2016, 2:30 pm | Alejandro Plastina

A new report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines the financial performance of Iowa farm businesses in 2015. Economist Alejandro Plastina used farm level data for the analysis of farm income, wealth, financial liquidity, farm size, enterprise mix, financial structure, financial performance and efficiency and farm program payments. Read more about Iowa Farm Financial Conditions Shown in New Report

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Scout for Corn Molds and Ear Rots This Harvest Season

October 20, 2016, 12:16 pm | Chris Clark

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has received several questions from southwest Iowa producers about corn mold this harvest season. Based on producer descriptions of black mold or black dust that becomes airborne when the plants are disturbed, common corn smut is the most likely culprit in many of these cases. Read more about Scout for Corn Molds and Ear Rots This Harvest Season

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Petrzelka Elected President for CARET North Central Region

October 26, 2016, 9:06 am | Cathann A. Kress, Robert Dodds

Iowan Bob Petrzelka recently was elected north central region president of the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching. He has been a delegate to this national grassroots organization since 2013, representing Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Read more about Petrzelka Elected President for CARET North Central Region

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