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Cutting research in ag could hobble competitiveness

11/20/2017

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Son­­ny Perdue made an interesting point about the value of agricultural research during his recent visit to Iowa.

Iowa Farm Bureau to launch 'The Year of the Farm Bureau' century celebration at 2017 annual gathering in Des Moines

11/14/2017

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa’s largest grassroots general farm organization, will launch a year-long tribute to their approaching century of success December 5 and 6 in Des Moines for the 99th IFBF Annual Meeting.

Farm Bureau offers market study trip to Australia

11/13/2017

The Iowa Farm Bureau Fed­eration (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour to Australia in March 2018.

Colletti named interim ISU ag school dean

11/13/2017

Joe Colletti, senior associate dean in Iowa State University’s (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named the college’s interim dean.

IFBF annual meeting seminars offer insights on key issues

11/13/2017

Six educational seminars at the 2017 Iowa Farm Bureau (IFBF) annual meeting will deliver insights on a range of consumer, environmental and economic issues affecting Iowa farmers.

Seat Belts on Iowa School Buses Could Cost Tens of Millions of Dollars

11/7/2017

Two school buses with seat belts worked so well last year that Des Moines Public Schools ordered eight more this year, officials say. But economic reality means the district won't soon accomplish its ultimate goal: seat belts on all buses.

Demand for ag grads remains strong in tougher economy

11/6/2017

When Michael Gaul distributed invitations to agribusinesses for this fall’s career fair at Iowa State University’s (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), he didn’t know what to expect.

Iowa’s Baier elected National FFA secretary

11/6/2017

Erica Baier, an agricultural education major at Iowa State University, was elected as National FFA secretary Oct. 28 at the National FFA Convention & Expo

Einck wins FFA American Star Award in Placement

11/6/2017

Kellie Einck of the South O’Brien FFA Chapter became the first FFA American Star winner from Iowa in nearly 20 years at the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

Newest book in ag literacy series features soybean farm

11/6/2017

A new non-fiction book by children’s author Katie Olthoff tells the story of raising crops on a modern Iowa farm. “My Family’s Soybean Farm” is available by request free for students and teachers from the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation.

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