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January 31, 2019

Chickens and gooseA Poultry Workshop for Backyard Flock Owners, presented by Christa Hartsook, Small Farms Program Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will be held March 3 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at the Webster Co. Extension office (217 S. 25th St., Ste. C12, Fort Dodge).  There is no charge to attend, but please pre-register by March 1 by calling 515.576.2119.

December 19, 2018

Iowaa State University Extension & Outreaach Women in Ag

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Webster County is offering a series of five classes including Market Outlook and Using Grain Options, Grain Contracts and Budgets, Land Info and Retirement Planning, My Grain Marketing Plan and Technology on the Farm. The classes will be held on Thursdays beginning Jan. 10, and continuing Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and Mar. 7. The classes will be held in the Webster County Extension and Outreach Office. The cost of the series is $50 and includes light meals.

November 2, 2018

Tractor spraying pesticides in field If you plan to attend a session in another county, check with that County Extension office about preregistration and the arrival time.  The fee for this program is $20 and will be used to off-set direct expenses & to support the Agricultural and Natural Resources County Extension Program.

May 11, 2018

This popular publication shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean tillable acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

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  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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