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
Kris Kohl, an ag engineering specialist, talks about a farmer who was able to save herself from being overcome by manure gas in a hog confinement because of what she learned in his manure certification training class. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa. Read more about #STRONGIOWA: Kris Kohl’s Story
Keeping young producers involved in the cattle industry, when there is such a strong focus on profitability, has long been a challenge. Learn about the Young Cattleman Project in eastern Iowa. Read more about Young Cattlemen Achieve Success, Support
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. Read more about Producers and Iowa Benefit from Forage and Pasture Education
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.
The Pork Niche Market Working group is a learning community of niche pork companies, processors and others determined to expand markets and increase profitability for their enterprises.
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