A pair of Iowa State University professors will represent the state at the 2017 Midwest Cover Crops Council Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 15.
Attendees at a recent cattle stewardship conference in northwest Iowa heard a common, simple message from speakers that when taken to heart can improve a farm’s economic bottom line: comfortable cattle perform better and consequently, are more profitable.
While cattle manure provides nutrients needed to produce feed for the cattle, it presents challenges which extension specialists and producers will discuss at the summer feedlot conference.
University extension services in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are teaming together to offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference Jan. 25-26, 2018, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque.
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.
This year’s Iowa Pork Regional Conference series offers presentations on vaccine and antibiotic changes, factors affecting swine markets, and updates on state and national environmental issues. The conferences are Feb. 19-22 at Nashua, Carroll, Le Mars and Washington.
Area hay and forage producers are invited to attend the 35th annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association meeting and conference on Thursday, March 15.
Three Iowa youth received third-place awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 14-19 in Los Angeles, Calif. Eight Iowa students were awarded the opportunity to attend or participate in the international event at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa held in March.
The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Patrick Wall said the conference, set for Jan. 27 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, will continue that successful tradition.
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.