Acreage Living Newsletter

Are you interested in taking a beekeeping class this winter? The Iowa Honey Producers Association offers classes throughout the state.

Fruit crops in Iowa are highly susceptible to spring freezes during bloom.  The primary methods to protect fruit crops from injury are heat, air movement, row covers, and water. 

Preparedness before an emergency event is a risk management strategy. All producers, Extension personnel and veterinarians are invited to attend one of five regional meetings on foreign animal disease preparedness.

Many of the key agricultural and taxation developments in 2018 continue to significantly impact agricultural producers, and we will continue to monitor these evolving issues as we head into 2019. Happy New Year!

Minimizing the potential for barn fires is good risk management for small farms and acreages with livestock, hay, straw, etc., stored in a barn.


Midwest Organic

Pork Conference

Organic pork producers from all over the midwest are invited to attend the 2019 Midwest Organic Pork Conference hosted by the Iowa Organic Association to learn about all the different aspects of Organic Pork Farming. The conference will be held  in Waterloo, Iowa on March 8-9, 2019. More information on the conference and sessions can be found on this flyer, and for even more information and to register you can visit

2019 Iowa

Aquaculture Conference

If you're interested in aquaculture join The Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers for their hands on workshops! They will be host these workshops at their 2019 Iowa Aquaculture Conference. They will hold this conference in Ames, Iowa on March 22-23, 2019! For more information on the conference and workshops and to register you can visit

Date of Publication: 
January, 2018

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