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lavender Learn the Basics of Lavender Production and Marketing
January, 2019

Lavender is a small, aromatic shrub used in the fragrance, specialty-food, and alternative-medicine industries, and it can be a profitable addition to small and medium agriculture operations.

fire Protection from Barn Fires
January, 2019

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

agricultural law Reviewing Key 2018 Developments in Agricultural Law and Taxation
January, 2019

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!

calf in pasture Free Workshop on Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness
January, 2019

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.

Frost Protection for High Density Orchards
January, 2019

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. 

bees on honeycomb Winter Beekeeping Courses
January, 2019

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