Farmers and beef producers interested in learning more about cover crops and successfully integrating cover crops as a forage resource into their current beef and row crop enterprises are invited to attend either of two upcoming field days in Monona or Buena Vista County.
Raising beef cattle presents a myriad of challenges. In addition to field specialists and faculty who are experts in their field, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources in place to help producers meet these challenges and manage healthy and profitable herds.
ISU Extension and Outreach has created a series of flowcharts to help producers market their food crops, while also guiding them to the appropriate agencies or departments for regulations, certifications or licenses needed to comply with state rules.
The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a training for pork producers and others who need Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification on Feb. 16 at the Cedar County Extension Office.
Iowa Organic Conference, a joint effort between Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability, will be held Nov. 19-20 on the Universtity of Iowa campus in Iowa City. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations.
The program is targeted toward commercial and seedstock producers, the artificial insemination and allied industries and veterinarians interested in using or improving implementation of reproductive management tools and associated genetic tools.
Southeast Iowa producers who need PQAPlus or TQA certification soon should consider sessions set for June 6 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Henry County office.
The 2017 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference will feature a variety of topics designed to help producers of all ages and production goals, and has launched a new website to make information and details of the conference agenda available to a broader audience. The event is Jan. 28 in Ottumwa.
Thanks to financial support from a multi-state extension group, beef producers are now able to get the Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner at no charge.