News from Iowa Beef Center
The annual fall field day of the Iowa State University (ISU) McNay Memorial Research Farm southwest of Chariton is set for Thursday, Sept. 18. ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers organizes this event, and said crops and grazing research is the focus of the event which begins with registration at 4 p.m.
See a review of information and links to handouts from the 2014 Gerrish Grazing Series, as provided by Jim Gerrish.
A beef facilities tour is set for Thursday, Sept. 25 at three southern Iowa locations. Organized through ISU's Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network, this tour offers looks at and questions about hoop, monoslope and pitted structures. See the program flyer. No cost, but please preregister by Sept. 22. Contact IBC's Patrick Wall by phone at 515-450-7665 or email at email@example.com
The Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at ISU was dedicated Aug. 29. The center has been open and in use by ISU and a variety of external groups and organizations since January of this year. Named in honor of the Hansens for their $2 million gift, the building has an indoor arena with seating space for 1,000 people, four classrooms, a conference room and ample parking. The Center is near the site of the old dairy farm. See more about the center.
Iowa Beef Center and its grazing partners will host numerous grazing events in 2014, ranging from courses for beginning to experienced graziers to a specific series of workshops around Iowa led by grazing consultant Jim Gerrish. See all events on the IBC grazing page.
IBC's Patrick Wall presents a four-part video series, "ABCs of EPDs" on a new webpage devoted to genetic selection topics.