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Grain Drying, Handling and Storage Handbook

Planning guidelines for drying, handling and storage of grain; locations and development of a grain center; safety and health; automation and control; and basic principles of the equipment used for grain drying, handling and storage can be found in this book.

What will I learn?

  • Reasons for choosing on-farm storage
  • How design and location of a grain system can help avoid bottlenecks during harvest
  • Matching grain handling components to performance, capacity, and convenience
  • Function and operation of equipment used for holding wet grain, and also drying and cooling grain
Download the Excel Spreadsheets for calculating grain capacities in various types of storage.

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$74.00
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$56.00


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2023 Garden Calendar - Garden Lore
'Garden Lore' is the theme for the 2023 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach garden calendar. Home remedies for the yard and garden are widespread but not widely researched for effectiveness; each month of the calendar features common gardening misconceptions and research-based facts to replace the fiction. Other features include a large calendar grid to be used as a gardening journal, as well as monthly tips providing seasonal information for fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees, shrubs, and more.
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Mammals of Iowa Field Guide
This guide is a comprehensive reference to the basic ecology and identification of Iowa's wild mammals. The 134 page booklet contains full species account for 57 species found in Iowa today, and supplemental material about extirpated or rare species, living alongside mammals and scaled comparisons highlighting the wide variety of shapes and sizes of Iowa's mammals. Species accounts feature photos, range maps that highlight county distributions in the state, and information on the identification, habitats, breeding behavior and diets of each species.

Development of the Field Guide to Mammals of Iowa was a collaborative project between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Funding for the development of the guide was provided through grants from the Wildlife Diversity Program and the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program of the Iowa DNR.
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Core Manual - Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This certification manual is intended to provide the "core" or basic understanding of safe and responsible pesticide use needed to successfully pass the Iowa Core examination for commercial pesticide applicators. This manual serves as a study guide for the core exam which covers subjects relating to applicable state and federal laws and regulations; pest management; label comprehension; pesticides; safety; the environment; and equipment and application techniques.

(Previously known as IC 0445)
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Financial Decision Making
Financial Decision Making improves student's understanding of financial management techniques. The course enables students to better analyze and manage their farming operations. Exercises cover the creation and analysis of financial statements. Quizzes test comprehension of materials provided in the course.

Farmers make many decisions about the use of capital and credit. Making good financial decisions is often the difference between a prosperous, growing farm business and one that is constantly wondering how to pay the next bill. The Financial Decision Making course helps students build their capacity to answer the following questions about their farm businesses.
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  • What mix of equity and debt to use?
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Course questions can be sent to Patrick Hatting at: fdmcourse@iastate.edu

FDM satisfies Iowa Farm Service Agency mandatory borrower education requirements.
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Guide to Designing a Small Red Meat Plant
This guide offers insights and formulas for planning the layout of a small-scale locker-type red-meat processing plant. Two model designs are presented and were created by an experienced meat plant consultant. The plans are for initial design use and not for construction use.
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Homebuyer Education eCourse: A Place of Your Own
Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. It’s an exciting experience and not a simple task.

Many home loan programs require completion of a homebuyer course to qualify for a loan. A Place of Your Own is an online course to help homebuyers learn about the process of buying a home.

The six lesson topics are:
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  • shopping for a home
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Lesson activities include videos, worksheets, and quizzes. After completing the lessons, earn your homebuyer's certificate with a score of at least 70% correct on the final test.

The course can be completed anytime, anywhere from any computer with Internet access.
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Corn Growth and Development

Corn Growth and Development is an updated and expanded publication and includes whole plant photography, detailed descriptions of vegetative and reproductive development, and dry matter and nutrient accumulation figures.

Corn Growth and Development replaces the long-standing publication, How A Corn Plant Develops (SR 0048). Content related questions can be sent to the current Extension Agronomy point of contact Dr. Mark Licht at: lichtma@iastate.edu

Large quantity discounts (100 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.

All images from this publication can be purchased by visiting our Digital Media section.

Requests for permission to repost, reprint or use content of ISU Extension and Outreach publications.
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Soybean Growth and Development
This publication can help soybean producers achieve better yields. It includes photos of soybean vegetative and reproductive stages and updated information about soybean plant growth and management.

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This course prepares individuals for the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Examination.

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Each module includes a practice quiz of up to 10 questions randomly selected from a pool of questions for that module. Users may take each quiz up to three times. A practice exam covering information from all the modules is also available. It consists of 100 randomly selected questions. The practice exam may be taken a maximum of three times.


Registration for the Iowa CCA examination is not included in the purchase price of this course. For examination information please visit the International Crop Adviser website.
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Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks. This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your dollars too!

Makes a great gift as well!
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