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Creating their own classroom


West Fork FFA students transform a crumbling but beloved barn outside of Sheffield into an ag learning classroom.

Iowa advocate sees progress in farm safety awareness


Harvest in Iowa is ramping up, and for most producers, especially those with kids involved in the operation, safety is on their minds. That’s no accident.

Lucas Co. art contest celebrates importance of hay


It’s important to tell the story of the value of hay, pastures and grassland to the cattle industry and the Iowa landscape.

Technology advances are helping make ag an exciting career


Technology has come a long way since the grain moisture sampler Dennis Bogaards remembers his dad getting on his family’s farm.

Minors Violating School Permits Becomes Major Issue for State Patrol


Minor school licenses allow students to drive to school but the State Patrol is finding that a growing number of students are taking advantage of the program.

ISU ag college enrollment sets record


For the fifth consecutive year, Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has set an enrollment record,

Webinars, videos available for Safety Week


The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) at Northeast Iowa Community College’s Peosta campus will be sponsoring webinars in observance of National Farm Safety & Health Week Sept. 18-24.

Americans cash in on farmers’ productivity


Food is always on Americans’ minds as we head into autumn. Folks will get out the slow cooker to prepare savory roasts and stews for cooler fall nights.

Agriculture is key to learning


Schools are back in session and students are hitting the books! We all want to see our kids succeed, and a solid foundation in subjects like reading, math, science, and social studies leads to that success. Regardless of the subject, kids connect to learning so much better when it is relevant to them and their lives.

ANF Game Day experience contest begins


The Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa Hawkeyes are teaming up to celebrate Iowa farmers at the annual America Needs Farmers (ANF) Game Day on Oct. 22 when the Hawks take on the University of Wisconsin.