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Local Highlights

Stressed Man
February 21, 2018

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers. It’s set up for stress that cannot be ignored, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.

Lush pasture with black fence
January 31, 2018

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.

Farming Family Posed for photo
January 29, 2018

Nicole Jonas operates Red Granite Farm with her young family in Boone, Iowa. As a self-described owner, laborer and chief of everything, Jonas runs the business with help from her husband, who works full time off the farm. Jonas likes the size the business is now. She and her husband strive to produce all they can on the land they have while maximizing the best uses of her time and expertise.

David Brown, Rich Wrage, Dr. Cathann Kress
April 19, 2017

Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Mu Chapter at Iowa State University recognized extension professionals for meritorious service and distinguished partners for their extension promotion across the state at their awards banquet on March 26. Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Mu Chapter is an honor society representing extension professionals. The honor society annually recognizes meritorious service members and distinguished partners that have helped promote extension work in their community and across the state.

November 22, 2016

Five Story County residents were elected to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Story County Council in the Nov. 8 general election. They areTim Couser-Nevada, Megan Jedlicka-McCallsburg, Melissa McEnany-Ames, Leonard Foley-Huxley and MaryAnn Gardner-Nevada.

Statewide Resources

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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