Statewide Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Practices

  The full article can be found here: Statewide Cost-Share Available for Water Quality Pracitces Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices.  Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer. The cost share rate for first-time  users […]

Luther Gardening Class Series – Seed Selection: Choosing the Right

Seed Selection: Choosing the Right Seeds Facilitators: Mike Bollinger and Grant Olson Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:45-10:45am Valders 362 Hybrid or heirloom? Indeterminate or determinate? Early or late maturing? Choosing seeds is exciting but can also be daunting. There are so many options! Which varieties grow best in this region? Where is the best place to buy seed and seedlings? […]

Farmers Market Workshop

Iowa Farmers Market Workshop 17th Annual Iowa Farmers Market Workshop 9 am — 4 pm Saturday, February 7, 2015  First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave., Des Moines The workshop is for market managers, growers, vendors and organizers … anyone involved in farmers markets or considering establishing a market. Registration is only $30 (through Jan. 28) and includes lunch and two breaks. […]