Acreage Living Newsletter
|Top Ten Considerations for Small-scale Beef Production
Beef cattle production can be a viable option for small farms. Livestock enterprises, such as beef cattle production, can diversify farming operations and complement many other farm enterprises.
|Tips for a Successful Yard this Year
Early success in the growing season are timing of a preemergence application, and staying on top of the mowing. If these two steps are met, your yard will have a great start to this upcoming growing season.
|Acreage Ponds - Fishing and Fun
Ponds are incredibly special acreage features, offering opportunities for agritourism, water quality, a landscape centerpiece and much more.
|Local Foods Team Resources
As Iowa's agricultural economy becomes increasingly focused on local products, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Local Foods team has resources for both producers and consumers who are looking to get involved in local markets.
|Spring Time is Prescribed Fire Time in Iowa
Iowa’s native grasslands, forests, and wetlands were burned by Native Americans for thousands of years before European settlement. Fires create critical patches of bare ground that young birds like pheasants and quail feed in and can also be a tool to fight invasive weeds or trees in grass fields.
|Proper Techniques to Prune Trees and Shrubs
Pruning trees and shrubs is important for safety and overall appearance and health. Late winter is the optimal time to prune trees and shrubs since the plant is dormant and there is less chance for disease and pest damage. Late winter is December-mid March; it is not quite too late as long as pruning is completed as soon as possible.
|Introducing the Small Farm Scoop
Have a story from your small farm or acreage you'd like to share with others?