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Updated: 2017-04-27T09:59:02Z

 



Sheep Production Workshop Offered as Part of Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

2017-04-27T09:48:43Z

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.

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Iowa Pork Industry Center Schedules PQA Advisor Certification for June

2017-04-26T15:54:22Z

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.

AMES, Iowa -- To help meet an ongoing industry need, 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. Iowa State University Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher is coordinating the session that’s set for Thursday, June 8 at the Iowa State Fair Grounds.

“This session is for those who need certification for the first time and also for those whose certifications expired when the PQA 3.0 program went into effect last year,” Rademacher said. “All potential attendees need to complete the two-page application form and be approved in order to attend.”

There’s a 15-person minimum to hold the session, and the application deadline is May 26 or when the 30-person limit has been reached. No walk-ins are allowed and individual spots are not guaranteed until specific payment is accepted by IPIC. The cost is $75 per person and includes refreshments and the noon meal.

Those who qualify and are interested in the program should download the application form from the IPIC website, then complete and submit it soon. The exact location is still to be determined, and approved applicants will be notified as soon as the location is determined.

To be eligible to submit an application or recertify as a current advisor, people must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Be a veterinarian, extension specialist or ag educator (defined for this program as a person who spends full time in adult education or at least half time in production training) AND
  2. Have a D.V.M. or B.S. in animal science (or equivalent) AND
  3. Have two years of recent documentable swine production experience.



Beef Management Workshops Offer Fescue and Supplementation Info

2017-04-26T16:55:58Z

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

CHARITON, Iowa -- Southern Iowa beef producers who want to learn more about grazing management and managing tall fescue are invited to attend a beef management workshop this spring.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Joe Sellers is organizing the workshops. He said the session dates of May 30, May 31 and June 1 will allow attendees to hear from experts from University of Missouri and AgBotanica who will be presenting at the 2017 Veterinarian Update session on May 31.

“We’re fortunate to have speakers Diane Spurlock and Craig Roberts, who also will be presenting at the Iowa Beef Center’s annual Veterinarian Update at the Iowa State McNay Research Farm,” Sellers said. “They will share current information in their expertise area at the workshops."

Spurlock will describe use of the T-Snip test to identify fescue tolerant breeding stock, and Roberts will explain renovating fescue pastures with spray/smother/spray. Sellers also will talk about supplementation strategies.

Beef management workshop dates, times and locations

  • May 30, 6:30 p.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Davis County Office, 402 E. North Street, Bloomfield
  • May 31, 6:30 p.m., Decatur County Fairgrounds, 1700 NW Church Street, Leon
  • June 1, 8 a.m., Carpenter’s Hall Rotary Room, 1215 Court Avenue, Chariton
  • June 1, 1 p.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Wayne County Office, 220 East Jefferson Street, Corydon

The series is sponsored by the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. A flyer with information for all sessions is available on the Iowa Beef Center website.

The registration fee is $10 per person to cover speaker expenses and is payable at the door. Snacks and soft drinks will be served at each location. For more information, contact Sellers by phone at 641-203-1270 or email sellers@iastate.edu  
 




Southeast Iowa Greenhorn Grazing Series Features Forage and Grazing Education

2017-04-27T09:08:49Z

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.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- 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. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Patrick Wall said the series has been a popular management course with more than 250 producers attending over the past seven years.

"This five-part series covers concepts relevant to all producers of grass-based livestock with topics ranging from the importance of managing forage, weed and brush control, water and fencing systems, forage species selection, legal fencing and lease issues to winter feeding plans," Wall said. "The five sessions are set in late May through August, and all will have classroom and field segments."

Wall and other experts from Iowa State and private industry will lead the discussions. Local producers or even participants in the classes will host the pasture walk portions of the course, explaining their operation goals, challenges and management practices.

"This series was developed to deliver timely materials and hands-on workshops for producers interested in improving their forage management system," Wall said. “Producers will learn how to improve the productivity of their land while protecting it for the next generation.”

Individual workshops are scheduled for May 23, June 6, June 14, June 20, and Aug. 22. The first meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Henry County office at 127 N. Main St. in Mount Pleasant, and conclude at a farm location in the evening.

Support from Dow AgroSciences, the Iowa Forage & Grassland Council, and the Iowa Beef Center helps keep the series cost low at $60. Participants are urged to attend all sessions, but fees for individual sessions are available upon request. The fee includes a meal and educational materials for each session.

Producers are asked to register by May 19 by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Henry County office at 319-385-8126 or Wall at 515-450-7665, or by emailing Wall at patwall@iastate.edu.
 




Update for Veterinarians to be Held by ISU Extension and Outreach

2017-04-24T14:08:57Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an update for veterinarians on May 31 at the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm near Chariton, Iowa.

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New Iowa Beef Center Fact Sheet Provides Guidance for Grazing Contracts

2017-04-12T09:45:50Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists Patrick Gunn and Joe Sellers have created a new fact sheet, "Pasture and Grazing Arrangements for Beef Cattle," for those who use pasture and grazing rentals in their operations.

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Greenhorn Grazing Workshop Series Returns to Southern Iowa

2017-04-04T15:17:51Z

Livestock producers interested in learning to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources are invited to attend the 2017 Iowa Greenhorn Grazing series in Winterset.

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Harmon Named Interim Associate Dean for Extension in ISU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

2017-03-30T12:10:14Z

Jay Harmon has been named the interim associate dean for extension and outreach programs and the interim director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

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ISU Extension and Outreach Celebrates National Ag Day

2017-03-21T11:13:23Z

Celebrating the efforts of American agriculture and reminding Iowans that agriculture touches each of us is the focus behind the 2017 National Ag Day.

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Hoop Barn Calving Management Workshop March 28

2017-03-17T15:38:43Z

On-Farm workshop will cover unique management techniques of calving in hoop barns. ISU Extension and Outreach and local farmer will share experiences and research related to hoop barn calving.

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