ISU Extension and Outreach is offering workshops on fruit tree management focused primarily on tree pruning and branch training March 20-22. Participants will learn best practices and techniques for pruning and training fruit-bearing trees for peak performance.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a workshop on soil health and grazing on Thursday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m. for those new to farming and developing sustainable business plans.
Three workshops will be held to help growers, industry representatives, local food coordinators, extension staff and county horticulturists learn to manage common challenges in high tunnels while also discussing new advances in high tunnel production.
Pork producers can learn about building ventilation through a series of “Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System” workshops offered by Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a three-hour class for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa. The workshop will be held on three consecutive Saturdays in April on the Iowa State University campus.
Iowa State University faculty and small-scale food operation experts will present a half-day, livestream workshop Feb. 12 for entrepreneurs who want to turn their gardening/agricultural and cooking/food production interests into small businesses.
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Franklin County, will host an emerging farmer no-tillage workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hampton. The event is free and includes a complimentary meal.
Iowa State University held five workshops in 2017 to train farm advisers to become prairie strips consultants. The workshops were the first of a three-part program to achieve certification in prairie strip design, establishment and monitoring.
Pork producers are invited to attend either of two workshops focusing on advanced swine reproductive management topics scheduled for mid-December in northeast and northwest Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa Pork Producers Association are sponsoring the seminars in Waverly and Le Mars.
The cover crop workshop will be held Dec. 13 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and include Pottawattamie County farmer Russ Brandes, a fourth generation farmer from near Hancock.