Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2020 winter webinar series, referred to as “farminars,” will start on Tuesday, Jan. 7, with a presentation on an incubator farm model in Minnesota. The event is one of 11 farminars offered through March 17 on issues relevant to beginning and experienced row crop, livestock and horticulture farmers, as well as . . . read more
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Another growing season is building momentum with the arrival of the 2020 seed catalogs, and gardeners are drafting plans for new harvests. There’s such a thing as being too enthusiastic, though, especially among novices. Beginners can achieve their best planting results by thinking small. “Starting too large is the most common mistake made by first-time . . . read more
Farmers could soon be growing tomatoes bunched like grapes in a storage unit, on the roof of a skyscraper, or even in space. That’s if a clutch of new gene-edited crops prove as fruitful as the first batch. The primary goal of this new research is to engineer a wider variety of crops that can . . . read more
The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23-24, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. For the first time, the event is a joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association. The conference will feature keynote speaker John Stanley, an internationally known retail consultant, . . . read more
Department of Horticulture will be offering an online Vegetable Production and Management Course in Spring 2020. This course is being offered both for college credits and for non-credits (for professionals and individuals interested in vegetable production) and starts 13 January, 2020. This online course provides introduction to principles and practices of vegetable crop production and . . . read more
The Growing Food and Profit group will hold their first meeting of the year on January 6th at the Raccoon Valley Bank Community Room, 590 Sugar Grove Avenue in Dallas Center. The evening will begin with a potluck meal at 6:30 pm. Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own table service. Coffee . . . read more
Emily CollLocal Foods Program Assistant515firstname.lastname@example.org Produce growers may not grow the same quantity of product as farmers who plant conventional crops, but tracking the numbers is just as important, if not more so. An article published in the November issue of Ag Decision Maker and its corresponding publication called “Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Production Budgets,” . . . read more
Registration is now open for Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2020 annual conference, “Reclaiming Resilience,” which will take place Jan. 16-18 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. All are welcome. Full details are at practicalfarmers.org/annual-conference-2020. As we embark on 2020, the conference will examine the current state of . . . read more
Lina Rodriguez SalamancaPlant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic515email@example.com Joe HannanExtension Commercial Horticulture Specialist515firstname.lastname@example.org The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held Jan. 9-11, at the Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University Campus in St. Joseph. Over the past 24 years, the conference has grown to include information on organic, greenhouse and conventional fruit . . . read more
Madeline SchultzValue Added Agriculture for Women515email@example.com Lisa ScarbroughWomen in Agriculture515firstname.lastname@example.org Generations of Leadership is the theme for this year’s Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Scheman Building in Ames. The conference will feature inspirational speakers who have knowledge and skills that . . . read more