April 2017

April 28, 2017 09:00 AM

A large number of towns across Iowa will be hosting events this weekend in celebration of National Arbor Day. All 81 communities that have TreeCityUSA designations have an activity planned that is open to the public.

April 27, 2017 08:48 AM

Director of the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative warns producers to double the frequency they inspect their grain because this is a high risk year and the condition of stored grain could deteriorate quickly.

April 27, 2017 08:31 AM

The 2017 Midwest Commercial Sheep Production Workshop on Saturday, June 17, will focus on the Let’s Grow goals and objectives campaign from the American Lamb Board.

April 26, 2017 02:48 PM

The 2016 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll examined trends in farming practices and strategies since 2013, the year that the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was started. The results indicate that farmers are increasing their use of recommended practices and decreasing use of some practices that are not recommended.

April 26, 2017 02:39 PM

Spring is a time for renewal and growth, and it’s also an excellent time for new beginnings. Planting a new tree (or trees) is a great way to create a legacy that can last for generations on a landscape. However, planting trees requires specific care and steps to ensure a successful outcome.

April 26, 2017 02:24 PM

The Iowa Pork Industry Center has scheduled a Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification session during the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines.

April 26, 2017 02:12 PM

Grazing management and managing tall fescue are the topics to be covered during southern Iowa beef management workshops May 30, 31 and June 1.

April 26, 2017 07:23 AM

Southeast Iowa producers who want to conserve natural resources while being able to optimize their forage and livestock production are invited to attend the 2017 Greenhorn Grazing series in Mount Pleasant this summer.

April 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Producers interested in learning about high tunnel production now have the option to take an online ISU Extension and Outreach course.