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Organic Crop Production Enterprise Budgets
These estimated costs and returns for organic crops are based on data from an Iowa State University research farm in southwest Iowa. They were modified to more accurately reflect average Iowa result
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Midwest Farmer Adaptive Management Responses to Perceptions of Excess Water-related Risks
A helpful handout for discussing variables that may influence farmer decisions regarding on-farm management practices, such as the decision to plant or not plant cover crops. This handout is based on
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Making the Switch to Baleage
Baleage can provide an alternative harvest system for producers, reducing the amount of dry matter loss during storage and limiting waste at feeding. The limited time needed to make baleage lends itse
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Herbicide use may restrict grazing options for cover crops
Interest in cover crops has dramatically increased due to their many potential benefits. In addition to conservation purposes, cover crops can provide forage for livestock producers. It is important f
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Organic Turfgrass Fertilization
Increased environmental concerns surrounding soluble nitrogen sources have forced many to reconsider organic fertilizers. Organic fertilizers, as well as slow-release synthetic sources, release small
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Using Accounting Software for Food Hubs: Processing Traceable Orders
Quickbooks™ is the software most commonly used by food aggregators and distributors, yet many struggle to maximize its features to benefit their operations. Based on an actual Iowa food hub, this t
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Local Food Organizational Toolkit - Part 2: Organizational structure
Part Two of this toolkit series raises key questions to consider while forming your business or organization. Descriptions of nonprofit, for-profit and cooperative models will help you determine which
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Views From the Field: Farmers on Changing Weather Patterns (Video)
In 2014, farmers across the Midwest were stepping up to the challenge of a more variable climate and extreme weather events. Hear several of them talk about their experiences and the practices they ha
Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2014 Summary Report
This report summarizes the results of the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll - an annual survey of farmers on issues important to rural Iowa since 1982. Topics highlighted: the next generation of f
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Registration Flyer - Spanish
An 8.5" x 11" registration flyer in Spanish designed to collect registration information and promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The registra
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Farmer Perspectives on Agricultural Practices, Information, and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt: A Statistical Atlas, Volume 2
This second atlas (Volume 2) provides additional results from a 2012 survey of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn-belt states. Here, the focus is upon farmers' specific behaviors, beliefs about climate and weat
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Master Equine Manager Course Module Set (All 4 Modules)
The module set includes all four individual course modules: Welfare of Horses: Understanding Horse Behavior, Facilities and Equipment, Equine Quality Assurance Horse Nutrition: Forages for Horse
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Master Equine Manager Course Module 1 - Welfare of Horses
This course module includes: understanding horse behavior, facilities, equipment and equine quality assurance. Course Objectives Compare the differences between humans and horses in the way th
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Master Equine Manager Course Module 2 - Horse Nutrition
This course module incudes: forages for horses, feeds and feeding. Course Objectives Determine the quantity and quality of grazing is appropriate for the intended purpose Identify forage type
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Iowa Beef Producer Profile: A 2014 Survey of Iowa Cow-Calf Producers Summary
This summary of the 2014 Cow-Calf Producer Survey provides an overview of the survey results and further describes the growth opportunities and challenges in beef cattle production in Iowa. The conclu
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Iowa Beef Producer Profile: A 2014 Survey of Iowa Feedlot Operators Summary
This summary of the 2014 Feedlot Operator Survey provides an overview of the survey results and further describes the growth opportunities and challenges in beef cattle production in Iowa. The conclus
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Quality Management for Seed Enterprises in Developing Countries
This 154-page reference manual was designed to aid seed entrepreneurs from developing countries obtain the skills necessary to develop a strong seed industry based on high-quality varieties. The manua
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Introduction to Crop Marketing
An overview of corn and soybean marketing including the four basic marketing tools: cash sales, forward contracts, futures and options. Presented by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extensio
ISU Crop Marketing Information
Web-based resources from Iowa State University to help market crops including fact sheets, spreadsheets and the Iowa Commodity Challenge all contained on the ISU Ag Decision Maker web page. Other sour
Sulfur Management for Iowa Crop Production
Summary of statewide evaluation in Iowa of alfalfa and corn yield response to applied sulfur fertilizers. On-farm, small-plot and field-length strip trial yield response data presented from 2005-2013.
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Farmer attitudes toward farm-level adaptation to increased weather variability
This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to four questions posed to farmers, about the need for farm-level adaptation to increased weather variability. The questions were a part of
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Corn Belt farmers' attitudes toward institutional support for adaptation to increased weather variability
This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to four questions posed to farmers, about the need for institutional support for adaptation to increased weather variability. The questions
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Corn Belt farmers' attitudes toward actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to two questions posed to farmers, about the need for government and/or farmers to take actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ques
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Corn Belt farmers' beliefs about climate change and its causes
This four-page fact sheet provides a summary of answers to five questions posed to farmers, about climate change and its causes. The questions were a part of a USDA-NIFA-supported survey, conducte
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End of Season Cornstalk Nitrate Testing (Video)
This how-to video explains how to prepare a cornstalk sample for end of season lab testing of nitrate levels and how to interpret the results from the lab. This resource is part of the USDA-N
Woodchip Bioreactors: removing nitrate from field tile lines (Video)
This video explains how woodchip bioreactors remove nitrates from field tile lines. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 35 fi
Project Food, Land, and People: Resources for Learning
The Project Food, Land, and People: Resources for Learning is a collection of 55 Pre-K through 12th grade lesson plans for use in either a formal or non-formal education setting. The curriculum edu
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Project Food, Land, and People: Eat Well, Be Well | Nutrition Lessons for Pre-K through 12th Grade
The Project Food, Land, and People: Eat Well Be Well consists of nine nutrition lessons. These hands-on lessons about nutrition offer critical-thinking activities, timely background information, measu
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Ethanol Coproducts for Beef Cattle - Factors Affecting the Economics of Corn Coproducts in Cattle Rations
As the ethanol industry has expanded across Iowa and the Midwest, various corn coproducts have become more abundant and available. This publication addresses the proper ration formulation, economic an
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DNR Commercial Manure Applicator Certification Fact Sheet: MAC - Manure Applicator Certification
This form provides background information on manure applicator certification including legal issues, training courses, testing, late fees, certificates, requirements, and disciplinary actions.
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2014 Farm Bill Analyzer: Data and Methods
The ISU Farm Bill Analyzer is an educational tool to help Iowa corn and soybean farmers make informed decisions regarding the reallocation of base acres and election of a commodity program for the lif
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Managing income and expenses -- Divorce Matters
Financial stress from divorce can be minimized by enabling individuals to carefully make the best of their financial situation and avoid costly errors as they move forward.
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Farmer's Tax Guide: For use in preparing 2015 Returns
This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return. The explanations and examples in
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ISU Extension and Outreach Women's Bonded Soft-Shell Jacket - Small
3-Layer bonded polyester with micro fleece and film laminate membrane Reversed coil front zipper and pockets Wind and water resistant and highly breathable Full length storm inner flap Form fl
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ISU Extension and Outreach Women's Bonded Soft-Shell Jacket - Medium
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ISU Extension and Outreach Women's Bonded Soft-Shell Jacket - Large
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ISU Extension and Outreach Women's Bonded Soft-Shell Jacket - Extra Large
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ISU Extension and Outreach Women's Bonded Soft-Shell Jacket - Double Extra Large
Sizes larger than XXL are available at a slightly higher price. Please contact EDC at: extstore@iastate.edu 3-Layer bonded polyester with micro fleece and film laminate membrane Reversed coil f
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Iowa Pastureland Changes 2007-2012
Land that has been typically in pasture or forage is now being put into crop production. This survey indicates that 21% of Iowa's pastureland was converted to cropland from 2007-2012. Learn more about
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Ag Decision Maker promotional business cards (Unit=50)
This business card promotes Ag Decision Maker as an electronic newsletter and online library of information for making well informed ag decisions.
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Creating the Optimum School Health Environment in Your District: What Decision-Makers Need to Know
This publication addresses the changing school environment; school meal requirements and goals, nutrition education and physical activity.
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From Parity to Polarization: Iowa Income Inequality 1970-2012
The report tracks income inequality across Iowa counties between 1970 and 2012, with comparisons between metro-rural Iowa and the U.S.. Socioeconomic conditions related to inequality in Iowa are ex
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Grazing native plants in Iowa: processes and experiences
Find out how grazing livestock on Iowa prairies and grasslands can balance economics with ecology, benefiting both the land manager and the producer. Compares available nutrients and costs of various
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Resilient Agriculture
This publication for farmers, farm advisors and agricultural teachers contains articles about some of the findings of a USDA-NIFA-funded project researching ways to make corn-soybean systems more resi
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Corn Growth and Development: Climate Matters
The author describes how and at what stages temperature, extreme rainfalls and other weather stresses can affect corn growth. Lori Abendroth is the project manager of the USDA-NIFA Sustainable Corn Pr
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Climate Change Impacts in the Corn Belt
Dennis Todey details the agricultural impacts of climate change occurring within the Corn Belt. Todey is the South Dakota State Climatologist at South Dakota State University, an associate professo
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Predicting the Impact of Increasing Temperatures on Corn Yield
Two scientists explain their research findings which predict the impacts of warmer temperatures on corn crops. Bruno Basso, Ph. D., is an associate professor of agroecosystems sciences at Michigan
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Corn Belt States Create Nutrient Reduction Strategies to Address Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia
Based on an interview with Catherine Kling and some of her writings on the topic, this article summarizes the problem of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and actions needed to address the problem. Kli
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Drainage Water Management in the Corn Belt
Holding back drainage water in a field, with a water control structure, allows water to flow through longer pathways and seep into deeper soil layers. In addition to water quality benefits, it's possi
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Cover Crops Produce Benefits in Wet and Dry Times
In this publication, Lynn Laws describes how farmers and researchers are finding that cover crops provide benefits in both wet and dry seasons. Laws is a communications specialist for Iowa State Un
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Understanding Water Needs of Diverse, Multi-year Crop Rotations
Crop rotation diversification is a tool farmers have to reduce economic risk, disrupt pest cycles, increase soil resilience, and improve water quality. Investigators with the Sustainable Corn Project
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Farmer Perspectives on Climate Change
These three articles and graphs summarize one project's social science research to develop a better understanding of farmer perspectives on climate change and what they think should be done to prepare
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Corn Belt Farmers' Adaptation to Increased Precipitation
Authors discuss and illustrate the complexity of on-farm management decisions and what influences their decisions, based on their research for the USDA-NIFA Sustainable Corn Project. Lois Wright Mo
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Scientists Explore Crop Management Options for Storing Soil Carbon
Article explains how some researchers are studying on-farm practices that are likely to increase carbon storage in soil. Lynn Laws is a communications specialist for Iowa State University and for t
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Lifecycle Benefits and Costs of Inorganic Nitrogen Fertilizer
A lot has been written about the downstream enivironmental costs of inorganic nitrogen fertilizer. Through an interview with Robert Anex, professor at the University of Wisconsin, this article exp
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In-season N Applications Increasing in Response to More Frequent Wet Springs
Peter Scharf makes a case for in-season applications of nitrogen, for corn systems. Scharf is a plant sciences professor at the University of Missouri and a principle investigator on the USDA-NIFA
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Winter Rye Cover Cropping System: A Long-term Investment
The benefits of cover crops are becoming well known, but researchers also want to know more about the long term impacts of cover crops on corn and soybean yields. Based on an interview with John Sa
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Research Shows Soybeans Provide Consistent Reduction in Nitrous Oxide Emissions
Michael Castellano shares his research findings that soybean crops reduce field emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas. Castellano is an assistant professor of agronomy at Iowa State Universi
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Cover Crops Shown to Suppress Soybean Diseases
Darin Eastburn shares the results of studies that show use of cover crops tend to suppress diseases in soybean crops. Eastburn is an associate professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Illi
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Cover Crops Shelter Beneficial and Harmful Insects
Matthew O'Neal shares preliminary results of his studies of the response of both pests and beneficial insects to cover crops. O'Neal is an associate professor of entomology at Iowa State University
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Improving Your Farm Lease Contract
Provides information to use when creating a farm lease contract. Sections include reasons for farm leases, factors that influence leasing terms, evaluating the farm lease agreement, common types of
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Money Math -- Retirement: Secure Your Future
Figure out how your money will grow and compound, and how costs will increase to help you make informed decisions as you set retirement goals.
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Soil Sample Information Sheet for Field Crops
Form to submit field crop soil sample information to the ISU Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory. Remember to keep a copy for yourself.
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Soil sample information sheet for horticulture crops
Download and submit this form to the ISU Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory.
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Worth County, Iowa -- Soil Survey Digital Version
Soil survey information is annually updated and posted to the Web Soil Survey, which is the official source for current information.The Web Soil Survey provides both tabular and spatial data and allow
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Healthy & Homemade Meals: 2017 Nutrition and Fitness Calendar
A 12-month, 11" x 17"; full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including baked fish and chips, berry and greens smoothies, chicken blt salad, sausage and vegetable skillet, choco
Saludable y Casero: Calendario de nutricion y actividad fisica 2017 (Spanish Nutrition Calendar)
A 12-month, 11" x 17"; full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including baked fish and chips, berry and greens smoothies, chicken blt salad, sausage and vegetable skillet, choco
Considering Early Retirement Options -- Retirement: Secure Your Future
Several factors should be considered when making a decision about whether to accept an early retirement offer. Understanding those options will allow you to make the best decision possible.
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Retirement Transitions: Income Annuities -- Retirement: Secure Your Future
Annuities can play a valuable role in structuring your retirement income, but they are fairly complex products and may come with high fees. Learn more about the types of annuities and pros and cons of
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Programa para el Fortalecimiento de las Familias: para padres y jovenes de 10 a 14 anos (Unit=Pkg of 50 Spanish brochures)
Tri-fold recruiting brochure in Spanish highlighting SFP 10-14 session format, topics covered, and participation benefits for youth, families, and communities. For additional information about the
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Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms
Provides information about typical income levels generated by Iowa farms. Also illustrates other important measures and ratios that can help you evaluate the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of
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Legal Issues in Later Life -- Retirement: Secure Your Future
Some decisions people make or do not make can impact their financial future or that of their loved ones. This publication is designed to help you think about some possible legal issues in later life.
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Animal Housing - Barriers Overview
Barriers can be used to address dust and odor coming from animal housing. Barriers, or “windbreak walls” are used downwind of fans to reduce forward momentum of airflow, settle out dust particles, an
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Animal Housing - Dietary Manipulation Overview
This fact sheet features diet manipulation as a management practice to address odor and emissions coming from animal housing and manure storage systems. Reducing nutrients in manure can lead to redu
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Field and Bale-level Moisture Content Variability
Knowing the moisture content of biomass is critical to preventing its microbial degradation. This publication addresses how making appropriate storage decisions can help producers and end users manage
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Forcing Flower Bulbs
Use bulb forcing to bring the bright colors and fragrant aromas of daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, crocuses, and other spring flowering bulbs indoors with you during winter. Find tips for choosing bulbs
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Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2016
Based on data from several sources, this publication provides estimates of the costs of producing corn, corn silage, soybeans and alfalfa, and maintaining pastures in Iowa.
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Plant Problem Diagnosis Form
Are you uncertain if you have a disease on a plant around the home or in your field? Submit a copy of this form along with a sample of the plant to the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.
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Lawn Fertilization
Use this publication to make lawn fertilization decisions based on soil and turfgrass needs, as well as fertilizer content and type. Also find the benefits of fertilizer, application procedures, and n
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Wayne County, Iowa -- Soil Survey Digital Version
Soil survey information is annually updated and posted to the Web Soil Survey, which is the official source for current information.The Web Soil Survey provides both tabular and spatial data and allow
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Managing Crop Residue Removal and Soil Organic Matter
Following proper management practices is important when considering residue removal. When making removal decisions, keep in mind the adverse impact on soil productivity and environmental quality over
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Nutrient Considerations with Corn Stover Harvest
Weigh the relationships between corn stover harvest (as compared to grain only harvest) with the research presented in this publication. Make informed decisions about using stover harvest for bioen
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Township Trustee and Clerk Reference Manual
Guide of key legal provisions and responsibilities of township trustees and clerks (not all-inclusive). Several forms and models of agreements also included. For a complete record of laws and polic
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Farm Financial Statements
The financial position and performance of a farm business can be summarized by four financial statements. Find out more about a net worth statement, net income statement, statement of cash flows, an
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Growing Chrysanthemums in the Garden
Chrysanthemums reach their peak when most annuals and perennials are winding down for the season. Mums also offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and only require moderate levels of
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Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition
A revised and expanded pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") for farmers and agronomists to use in the identification of corn developmental stages, pests, diseases, and disorders in the Midwest.
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Air Quality in Bedded Mono-Slope Beef Barns
Find research data about gas concentrations and dust associated with bedding, ventilation, and manure handling systems in mono-slope barns. Data were gathered from studies conducted in Iowa, Nebraska,
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Brochure (Unit=50 brochures)
Tri-fold recruiting brochure highlighting SFP 10-14 session format, topics covered, and participation benefits for youth, families, and communities. For additional information about the Strengtheni
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Pitfall Tutorial (Video)
Michael Dunbar, PhD graduate student at Iowa State University, demonstrates how to prepare a pitfall for collection and study of insects/pests in corn fields. This resource is part of the USD
Using What You Have to Get What You Want -- Stress: Taking Charge / Usa lo que tienes para alcanzar lo que quieres
Reduce stress and manage your resources by making six types of decisions: setting priorities, dealing with unexpected events, assessing resources, planning, carrying out the plan, and evaluating the
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Forage Testing Laboratories
This list of forage testing laboratories represents many of the laboratories in Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, and South Dakota that are used by Iowa livestock produce
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Forage Sampling and Sampling Equipment
Tips for accurate forage sampling and where to buy hay sampling probes.
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - eBlast
Two eblast design options available as pdf downloads: Eblast 1 – no personalization available Eblast 2 – can be personalized using Adobe® Reader® software and saved as a pdf file. If using Ac
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Placemat
A 17" x 11" placemat designed to promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The placemat is available as a pdf download and can be personalized
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Flyer
An 8.5" x 11" flyer designed to promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The flyer is available as a pdf download and can be personalized using
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Registration Flyer
An 8.5" x 11" registration flyer designed to collect registration information and promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14). The registration form i
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Cover Crop Selection and Management Part 1 of 3 (Video)
Tom Kaspar discusses how to select and manage cover crops for corn-based cropping systems in the upper Midwest. Dr. Kaspar is a Plant Physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory in
Cover Crop Selection and Management Part 2 (Video)
Tom Kaspar discusses how to select and manage cover crops for corn-based cropping systems in the upper Midwest. Dr. Kaspar is a Plant Physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory in
Cover Crop Selection and Management Part 3 (Video)
Tom Kaspar discusses how to select and manage cover crops for corn-based cropping systems in the upper Midwest. Dr. Kaspar is a Plant Physiologist at the USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory in
Cover Cropping at the Homestead (Video)
Jason Jones, Iowa farmer, discusses selection and rotation of cover crops to complement different vegetable crops. Jones farms at The Homestead's 8-acre CSA farm. The Homestead is a human resource
Plot Design Options for On-Farm Cover Crop Trials (Video)
Mark Licht, extension field agronomist, Iowa State University, discusses recommendations and considerations when setting up cover crop field trials. This is an informational video for field specialist
Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategies (Video)
Matthew Helmers, professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, talks about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the practices that help to reduce nitrate loss. Prese
Keep active farmers safe in later life -- Safe Farm
Agricultural injury data show a high proportion of cases that involve farmers 65 years of age or older. Find out how to recognize age-related risk factors and modify activities to be safer.
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Growing Petunias
Petunias are easy to grow, bloom reliably all summer, and are available in a wide range of colors, flower forms, and growth habits. Learn about petunia types and how to grow and maintain them.
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Together We Can - Posters
Available in editable pdf format, personalize these posters with local information to promote Together We Can, an eight session workshop series that helps single parents with young children or married
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Understanding Health Claims on Food Products
Some health claims are approved by the Food and Drug Administration; others are endorsements by associations, organizations, or companies. Using the Nutrition Facts label will help you make informed d
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Folate Facts
Learn why folate (a general term for various forms of the B vitamin) is important in your diet and what foods are high in folate.
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Selecting Soybean Varieties
Selecting the right combination of high yielding genetics and agronomic traits is the first management decision toward a successful soybean crop. This publication provides the reader with several tool
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Planting Soybean for High Yield in Iowa
Deciding when to plant soybean is an important management decision that greatly impacts yield. This publication discusses the potential yield increases from early planting and potential yield loss fro
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2012 Summary Report
The 2012 Summary Report of the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll includes data gathered from Iowa farm families related to rural communities. Topics covered include land values, quality of life, agricultu
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Forage Series CD
This CD contains full versions of selected Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) learning modules in the Pest Management and Crop Management areas. You will have full access to all materials except t
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Household Pest Identification Form
Are you uncertain about an insect you have around your home? Print this form and send it along with your sample to the Entomology department to have them check it out.
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Plant and Weed Identification Form
Use this form when collecting and shipping plant samples and/or photos.
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What's for Lunch? It's in the Bag
Gain ideas and know how for packing healthy lunches your child will want to eat. Contains tips for preparing and packing food safely as well as menu tips for lunch bag meals. Also includes research da
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Soil Nitrogen Cycle
Great teaching resource as well as a handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0109 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data fro
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Soil Nitrogen Cycle (Video)
John Sawyer, professor, Iowa State University explains the nitrogen cycle with references to nitrogen management in corn-soybean cropping systems and current research issues. This resource is
Cover Crops
Great teaching resource as well as a handout for CSCAP 0110 2012 VIDEO. Potential benefits of cover crops outlined. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agricultu
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Cover Crops (Video)
Eileen J. Kladivko, Purdue University, discusses the potential benefits of cover crops and how they could contribute to increased resiliency of our corn-soybean production systems, in response to the
Exploring Climate Change Beliefs
This fact sheet describes some research findings about how farmer beliefs and perceptions about climate change influence on-farm decisions. Great teaching resource as well as a handout for use wit
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Exploring Climate Change Beliefs (Video)
Jonathan Hobbs, PhD Graduate Student, Iowa State University, describes his research regarding farmer beliefs and perception about climate change and how those influence on-farm decisions. Thi
Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture
A great teaching resource as well as a handout for CSCAP 0113 2012 VIDEO where Michael Castellano, assistant professor, Iowa State University, explains how agricultural greenhouse gases (GHGs) are mea
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Greenhouse Gases and Agriculture (Video)
Michael Castellano, assistant professor, Iowa State University, explains how greenhouse gases (GHGs) are measured in agricultural systems, what agricultural GHGs are significant and why, and strategie
No-Tillage Impacts on Soil Carbon, Nitrogen, and Water
Great teaching resource as well as a handout for CSCAP 0114 2012 VIDEO. The benefits of no-tillage in a corn-soybean system explained. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for clim
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No-Tillage Impacts on Soil Carbon, Nitrogen, and Water (Video)
Warren Dick, professor, Ohio State University, gives a history and explains the potential negative and beneficial impacts of no-tillage in a corn-soybean system. This resource is part of the
Integrated Pest Management, Filling in the Cracks
How climate change is impacting plant diseases, pests and weeds in corn-soybean systems in the Midwest. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gather
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Integrated Pest Management, Filling in the Cracks (Video)
Daren Mueller, assistant professor, Iowa State University, explains how crop insects, diseases and weeds can be affected by temperature, moisture and crop production practices. This resource
Understanding the Dynamics of Soil Diversity and Variability in the Field
Handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0116 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 35 field sites and thousands of farme
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Climate and Climate Change
Fact sheet about climate change and handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0120 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 3
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Climate and Climate Change (Video)
A primer on climate change, presented by Raymond Arritt, professor, Iowa State University. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data
Soil Organic Carbon Cycle
Fact sheet about soil organic carbon and a handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0121 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered da
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The Soil Carbon Cycle (Video)
Dr. Sasha Kravchenko, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, discusses soil organic carbon cycle and crop management practices that increase and store carbon in the soil, while improving soil
The Water Balance
Fact sheet about field scale water balance and handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0123 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathere
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The Water Balance (Video)
Dr. Laura Bowling, Associate Professor, Purdue University, discusses the importance of understanding, measuring and managing field-scale water balances. This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA
Nitrogen Sensing and Impact on C, N, H2O
Fact sheet about using nitrogen sensing for precision application of nitrogen and handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0124 2012 VIDEO or its abridged version, CSCAP 0124 2012 VIDEO ABRIDGED Thi
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Canopy Sensors & Nitrogen: Contributions to Adaptation & Mitigation to Climate Change (Video)
Dr. Peter Scharf, Professor, University of Missouri, discusses the use of nitrogen sensing equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize loss of nitrogen fertilizer, and nitrogen management’s potentia
Canopy Sensors & Nitrogen: Contributions to Adaptation & Mitigation to Climate Change (Video) Abridged version
Abridged version (3:33 minutes) of CSCAP 0124 2012 VIDEO Dr. Peter Scharf, Professor, University of Missouri, discusses the use of nitrogen sensing equipment to maximize efficiency and minimize los
Climate Change and Farm Producer Needs and Costs
Handout for use with the video: CSCAP 0179 2012 VIDEO This resource is part of the USDA-NIFA funded project for climate and agriculture that gathered data from 35 field sites and thousands of farme
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Climate Change and Farm Producer Needs and Costs (Speed Science Video)
John Tyndall, assistant professor, Iowa State University, discusses qualitative research being conducted to better understand farm producer needs and costs associated with adopting management practice
Understanding the Dynamics of Soil Diversity and Variability in the Field (Video)
Jeanette Goodman, PhD Graduate Student, Purdue University, discusses research being led by Dr. Phillip Owens, to understand the dynamics of soil diversity and variability in corn-based cropping system