This story features NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant recipient and Iowa State University graduate student, Stefan Gailans, and his work on investigating different crop rotations that include canola and winter cover in order to provide farmers with recommendations about establishing alternative systems in Iowa.
Source: Iowa Farmer Today, Gene Lucht
AMES — Imagine an Iowa that is not completely brown and drab in November and March.
That is the Iowa Mary Wiedenhoeft and her fellow researchers at Iowa State University are checking out through their experiments...Read More
Thomas Sauer, Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, IA, was awarded a 2012 NCR-SARE Research and Education grant to evaluate bioenergy feedstock and carbon sequestration as potential long-term revenue streams. The same team of researchers is also investigating the potential of woody biomass as a biofuel feedstock in Iowa at Iowa State University. Read more about their work in the Leopold Center story below.
Source: Leopold Center, by Melissa Lamberton
Iowa landowners can supply emerging markets...Read More
Women who own or manage farmland in Delaware, Dubuque and surrounding counties in Iowa are invited to participate in this free conservation discussion and field tour sponsored by Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN).
A lunch will be provided, and an afternoon field tour will allow participants to view farmland conservation practices in the area. The program will end with wrap-up and dessert no later than 3 p.m. Reservations are needed by Tuesday, November 15.
This WFAN session is a partnership with Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones and Clayton Soil and Water Conservation Districts and NRCS,...Read More
The news story below features the Iowa Organic Conference and organizer, Kathleen Delate, a NCR-SARE grant program recipient. To read more about Delate's NCR-SARE grant projects, go here and type "Delate" in the search box.
Source: The Farmer
If you are interested in organic agriculture either as a producer, consumer or otherwise, plan to attend the 11th Annual Iowa Organic Conference to be held Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus at Ames. The day-long event offers many educational opportunities for those interested...Read More
Ebersole family will host field day on how to raise quality beef. Event will take place on their farm near Kellerton in southern Iowa, on October 15 and is sponsored by Practical Farmers of Iowa. Shanen and Beau Ebersole who own and operate Ebersole Cattle Company at Kellerton in southern Iowa, invite you to their farm to see how they raise quality beef while caring for the soil, air and water.
They will explain how they are extending the grazing season, their strategies for providing a good mix of nutrients and supplements for their cattle and their keys to successful...Read More
Posted on the USDA blog by Rob Hedberg, SARE Program Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, on September 13, 2011 at 12:45 PM
This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the USDA blog.
Working in science can be a real pleasure, especially when your research translates into a life changing experience. The following note from Arion Thiboumery, Vice President of Lorentz Meats and one of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education’s (SARE) early Graduate Student grants, submitted a very modest proposal to establish a small-meat...Read More