IN THE NEWS
The Iowa Farm Bureau is offering a free webinar on confined manure pit safety Dec. 11 starting at 1 p.m. Dan Neenan, director of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta is the primary presenter. No cost to attend, but learn more about the program, including how to ensure your computer can access the webinar, on the IFB website.
IPIC has a new leader. Effective Oct. 1, animal science associate professor Jason Ross is IPIC director. Read more about him and his plans for the center.
Iowa State University has been awarded a three-year USDA-NIFA grant to help develop and implement programs that support beginning and retiring farmers and military veterans interested in farming. The $698,393 grant will strengthen efforts of ISU's Beginning and Young Livestock Producers Network and the Beginning Farmer Center.
Find your ISU Extension swine program specialist (click on map)