In conservation, it starts with relationships, helping people understand that this is not a short-term business; this is a long-term business. Read more about Staying for the Long Haul: Conservation with Strip-Tillage
ISU Extension and Outreach has organized these groups of young Iowans so they can connect with each other to be successful in agriculture. Read more about Our Story: Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network
The Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network, an ISU Extension and Outreach initiative, establishes peer groups of young producers because livestock producers say they like to learn from other producers. They want to have more discussions and opportunities to interact with their peers.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Northeast Iowa Farm to School Chapter support regional farm to school efforts in school districts across six counties, training food service workers and helping teens teach younger students. Read more about Local Foods: From Farm to School
Extension swine specialists and agricultural engineers in four states have teamed-up to create an educational workshop using a “field day on wheels” – a swine ventilation training unit. Read more about Swine Producers See Financial Gains in Learning about Ventilation Systems
Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands. Read more about Farmers Encouraged to Use Water Quality Practices Supported by Research
Water Rocks! is a youth water education campaign delivered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The campaign is an interplay of knowledge, caring and engagement. Read more about Iowa Youth Learn How Water Rocks Their World
Iowa beef producers are raising more beef from fewer forage acres after putting into practice forage and grazing management education offered by ISU Extension and Outreach.