Acreage Living Newsletter

Soil fertility and nutrient management is one of the important factors that have a direct impact on crop yield and quality. Do you know how you can monitor your soil's fertility? 

The third annual Iowa Small Farms Conference will be held on February 10, 2018 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Speakers will highlight topics that include farm finances, hops production, gardening, wildlife habitat, beekeeping and much more.

The Our Farms, Our Future Conference, hosted by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the National Center for Appropriate Technology ATTRA program will be held on April 3-5, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Record low temperatures have created a deep frost line that is likely to get deeper as temperatures stay cold throughout January. What does that mean for water lines, livestock and the Midwest?

High-traffic areas around fences, gates, and barns are a common problem facing horse owners. A sacrifice lot is used to protect pastures and improve grass growth during poor weather with excessively wet or dry conditions.


FREE Agritourism Destination Safety and Health Best Practices Workshops

The Visit Iowa Farms Program will be putting on 3 Safety and Health Best Practices Workshops across the state where you will hear from Iowa State University experts about best practice techniques to implement on your farm.

The first workshop will be offered on the following dates:

February 27
Buena Vista County Extension Office
824 Flindt Dr., Storm Lake, Iowa

March 22
Polk County Extension Office
1625 Adventureland Dr. Suite A., Altoona, Iowa

Winter 2019 
Cedar Falls, Iowa

To register please email or call 515-294-9483. For more information view Agritourism Workshop Flyer.pdf or visit

Date of Publication: 
February, 2018

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