ABE faculty and extension specialists to present at farmland drainage workshop

Various aspects of farmland drainage will be the focus of a daylong workshop March 3 at the Iowa Bioprocess Training Center in Eddyville. The program is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. “This workshop is being offered due to the increased interest in this topic the past year,” says Kapil Arora, field agricultural engineer with Iowa … Continue reading ABE faculty and extension specialists to present at farmland drainage workshop

Modules provide education on grain handling, storage safety

The series is authored by Iowa State researchers Greg Brenneman, agricultural engineering specialist; Steve Johnson, farm management specialist; Erin Bowers, postdoctorate research associate in agriculture and biosystems engineering; Charles Hurburgh, professor and extension ag health and safety specialist in agriculture and biosystems engineering; Alison Robertson, associate professor and extension specialist in plant pathology and microbiology; … Continue reading Modules provide education on grain handling, storage safety

Iowa Learning Farms to host nutrient management meeting

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Rapid Creek Watershed Project and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a Nutrient Management meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Morse Community Club, at 2542 Putnam St. N.E., in Iowa City. ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist Meaghan Anderson and Agricultural Engineer Greg Brenneman … Continue reading Iowa Learning Farms to host nutrient management meeting

Brenneman: Get your homes and gardens ready for winter’s icy blasts

While the fall season means sweater weather, pumpkins and candy corn, it’s also the time to prepare your home and garden for the brisk North Iowa winter. Now is the time start winterizing homes and buildings. “Tighten your home by looking for air leaks,” said Iowa State University Ag Engineering Specialist Greg Brenneman. “These can occur around … Continue reading Brenneman: Get your homes and gardens ready for winter’s icy blasts

School offers hands-on environment for learning how to’s of farmland drainage

Instructors were from three states. Arora was joined by Greg Brenneman, a fellow ISU Extension field agricultural engineer, and Matt Helmers, an ISU professor and Extension agricultural engineer, in organizing and teaching at the school. Other instructors were Brent Johnson, of Labre Consulting; Roger and Brady Kolbet, of Midtech Services; Kelly Nelson, a research agronomist … Continue reading School offers hands-on environment for learning how to’s of farmland drainage

Greenhorn grazing to optimize production

Participants in the Greenhorn Grazing program last month learned about identifying plant species, watering systems and managed grazing techniques at the John Schupbach farm near Elgin, Iowa. The next session, offer by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will be Tuesday, July 21, at Country Junction Restaurant in Dyersville, Iowa. The workshops will begin promptly … Continue reading Greenhorn grazing to optimize production

Agricultural drainage techniques to be presented at Iowa drainage school

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a three-day school beginning Aug. 19 to teach how to plan, layout, and install subsurface drainage systems. “The last several wet springs have shown the need for good drainage systems for profitable agricultural production. To function most efficiently, all components of a subsurface drainage system should be … Continue reading Agricultural drainage techniques to be presented at Iowa drainage school