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The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, December 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Dec 2014

The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, December 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

The View from LU Cooperative Extension

Volume 2, Issue 1


Mt. Hood Winery Scrapbook, Don Bickford, Steve Bickford, John Stehlik Nov 2014

Mt. Hood Winery Scrapbook, Don Bickford, Steve Bickford, John Stehlik

Mt. Hood Winery Scrapbook

This is a digitally created scrapbook featuring vineyard planting and construction of the Mt. Hood Winery hospitality venue. The planting of the vineyard began in 2002, with the hospitality venue opening in July 2009. Members of the Bickford and Stehlik families are featured throughout in the photographs. Mt. Hood Winery, the vineyard, and the hospitality venue are all located in Hood River, Oregon.


The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, October 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Oct 2014

The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, October 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

The View from LU Cooperative Extension

Volume 1, Issue 6


Leopold Letter Fall 2014, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Oct 2014

Leopold Letter Fall 2014, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Letter

ALL THINGS COVER: Cover crops have been the watch word this year – producers are trying or seeking more information about them. The Leopold Center has long invested in cover crops research, with five current projects seeking to fill in the knowledge gaps. Sometimes trying new things requires a little boost, as Director Mark Rasmussen admits, and Distinguished Fellow Fred Kirschenmann asks whether optimization is the answer or a flawed reaction to our current challenges.

OTHER FEATURES: Meet our 2014 Spencer Award winners – two people who are leaders in their community, take in the many activities of our local food team ...


Manure Storage & Handling—Aeration Overview, Daniel S. Andersen, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Sep 2014

Manure Storage & Handling—Aeration Overview, Daniel S. Andersen, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Aeration is the process of mixing air into the manure to promote the growth of aerobic bacteria. Oxygen must be supplied either naturally, mechanically through mixing, or using oxygen diffusion systems. This technology can provide dramatic odor reduction from livestock waste management facilities, but has not found frequent application in agriculture due to intensive energy use and resulting added utility costs.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate ...


Biomass Scoping Study: Opportunities For Agriculture In Western Australia, Kim Brooksbank, Mitchell Lever, Harriet Paterson, Melissa Weybury Aug 2014

Biomass Scoping Study: Opportunities For Agriculture In Western Australia, Kim Brooksbank, Mitchell Lever, Harriet Paterson, Melissa Weybury

Bulletins 4000 -

This report aims to provide a summary of national and international activity in the use of agricultural by-products for the production of bioenergy and biofuels. The summary is primarily an internal report for the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), but will hopefully be of some value to industry proponents that are interested in pursuing the opportunities provided by what are currently low value agricultural waste products. We outline three processes for obtaining energy from these by-products that may be appropriate for the farming sector in Western Australia (WA).


The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, August 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Aug 2014

The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, August 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

The View from LU Cooperative Extension

Volume 1, Issue 5


Local Food Coordinators, Alice Topaloff Aug 2014

Local Food Coordinators, Alice Topaloff

Extension and Outreach Publications

Local Food Coordinators support the development of local food systems by bringing participants together and increasing community awareness through educational and promotional marketing. This publication provides resources to groups and organizations who are developing a local foods coordinator position, complete with a position description.


Leopold Letter Summer 2014, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Jul 2014

Leopold Letter Summer 2014, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Letter

CULTIVATING CHANGE: Many people are interested in getting their food locally, but what about energy? The Leopold Center has been helping the University of Iowa cultivate locally-grown biomass for power on campus, while another new model is taking local food to the workplace. Meanwhile, Director Mark Rasmussen looks at complicated chemical interactions and what could be their environmental consequences. Distinguished Fellow Fred Kirschenmann offers strategies for living in a hotter world.

OTHER FEATURES: We asked researchers how they would improve soil health. You'll also learn about the impacts of a program to reach landowners, a report from our local ...


Resistance And Innovation In The Evolving Urban Food System Of Monterrey Mexico, Craig K. Harris Jun 2014

Resistance And Innovation In The Evolving Urban Food System Of Monterrey Mexico, Craig K. Harris

Food Systems Summit 2014

Monterrey is the capital city of the state of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. Historically it is the leading industrial city of Mexico, with a strong history of foreign direct investment. Located in the northeastern part of the country, its proximity to Texas has fostered its status as a modern cosmopolitan metropolis. The past couple decades have been characterized by a history of violence, but that is now diminishing as citizens' groups are "taking back our city". The hot and arid climate of the region meant that, as the metropolis developed, it had to rely on some importation of food from ...


"La Misma Realidad De Cada Lugar Es Diferente" ("The Same Reality Of Each Place Is Different"): A Case Study Of An Organic Farmers Market In Lima, Peru, Kevin Cody Jun 2014

"La Misma Realidad De Cada Lugar Es Diferente" ("The Same Reality Of Each Place Is Different"): A Case Study Of An Organic Farmers Market In Lima, Peru, Kevin Cody

Food Systems Summit 2014

Alternative food movements in North America and Western Europe have proliferated in recent years as producers and consumers attempt to reform what is perceived as a fatally flawed industrial food system. Meanwhile, agricultural producers in the global South are increasingly dispossessed of land and livelihoods as agro-industrial processes take on increasingly global dimensions. Given that many of the challenges facing small-scale producers in the North and South stem from similar patterns of agro-industrialization, might they also share similar responses to these challenges?

In this article I make a case for broadening the geographic frame of reference for alternative food systems ...


Saving Seeds: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Native American Seed Savers, And Problems Of Property, Sheryl D. Breen Jun 2014

Saving Seeds: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Native American Seed Savers, And Problems Of Property, Sheryl D. Breen

Food Systems Summit 2014

To put it simply, seeds are the essence of life. Without their varied yields, the earth would have no agriculture, no livestock, no food systems, no ecological stability. In all shapes, sizes, and distributions, seeds are genetic powerhouses that store life's codes; they are as essential a resource as the water and soil at nourish them. Nonetheless, mounting evidence demonstrates steady erosion of the seed biodiversity necessary for viable food systems. Some seed varieties have been unable to adapt as habitats change or shrink, non- commercial seed-saving techniques have disappeared along with community elders, and a relatively small number ...


High Tunnels For Local Food Systems: Subsidies, Equity, And Profitability, Nathaniel Foust-Meyer, Megan E. O'Rourke Jun 2014

High Tunnels For Local Food Systems: Subsidies, Equity, And Profitability, Nathaniel Foust-Meyer, Megan E. O'Rourke

Food Systems Summit 2014

High tunnels (HTs) constitute a growing, local level response to the globalization of our food. As semi-permanent greenhouses, HTs bring practical on-farm solutions to biophysical growing constraints; they extend the growing season and buffer delicate crops from extreme weather events. In 2009, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) began subsidizing the construction of HTs with the documented goals of increasing environmental stewardship and the added benefit of promoting local foods. However, many questions remain about the impacts of HT’s. Who is benefiting from the NRCS HT program? Will farmers continue to adopt HTs in the absence of government subsidies ...


The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, June 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Jun 2014

The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, June 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

The View from LU Cooperative Extension

Volume 1, Issue 4


2014 Ohio Wine Competition Official Results, Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus Apr 2014

2014 Ohio Wine Competition Official Results, Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus

Ohio Wine Competition

Held on May 5-6, 2014 at Kent State University Ashtabula and sponsored by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, the competition received a total 260 entries with 192 receiving medals. Official results include a complete list of awarded wines, both by category and medals.

Best of Show Awards

Overall Best of Show: 2013 Debonne Vineyards, Vidal Ice Wine, Grand River Valley

White Wine: Ferrante Winery, White Catawba, Lake Erie

Red Wine: 2012 Burnet Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon “Three Kings”, North Coast

Blush/Rosé: Myrddin Wine Company, “Vivien”, American

Fruit Wine: Ferrante Winery, Cranberry Blanc, American

Sparkling/Carbonated: Ferrante Winery, Carbonated Riesling, Grand ...


The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, April 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Apr 2014

The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, April 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

The View from LU Cooperative Extension

Volume 1, Issue 3


Leopold Letter Spring 2014, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Apr 2014

Leopold Letter Spring 2014, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Letter

FULL CIRCLE STORIES: We have parting remarks that look to the future from long-time partner and sustainable ag champion Mike Duffy, who is retiring from Iowa State. We also have a guest column about soil and the legacy that we may (or may not) be leaving for the coming generation. Our research update includes a new look at turning food waste into energy. And we learn lessons from the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon to guide us forward in the years to come. OTHER FEATURES: Distinguished Fellow Fred Kirschenmann ponders the link between wealth and well-being. We’ll show you ...


Animal Housing—Barriers Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Apr 2014

Animal Housing—Barriers Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Barriers can be used to address dust and odor coming from animal housing. Barriers, or “windbreak walls” are used downwind of fans to reduce forward momentum of airflow, settle out dust particles, and push the exiting plume higher into the atmosphere.


Farm Energy: Case Studies—Tractor Fuel Consumption At Nashua, H. Mark Hanna, Dana D. Schweitzer Apr 2014

Farm Energy: Case Studies—Tractor Fuel Consumption At Nashua, H. Mark Hanna, Dana D. Schweitzer

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

A recent case study at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm looked at techniques such as shifting to a higher gear and pulling back on the tractor's throttle as a way to reduce fuel consumption on Iowa farms.


Animal Housing—Chimney Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Mar 2014

Animal Housing—Chimney Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

The use of chimneys in animal housing systems can elevate odors and increase dispersion with increased wind speed and air turbulence at higher elevations.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat


Animal Housing—Dietary Manipulation Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Mar 2014

Animal Housing—Dietary Manipulation Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This fact sheet features diet manipulation as a management practice to address odor and emissions coming from animal housing and manure storage systems. Reducing nutrients in manure can lead to reductions in emissions. Reducing nutrients in manure is broken into two main areas, nutrient input reduction and nutrient form modification. This fact sheet describes both methods.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat


Animal Housing—Biofilters Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Mar 2014

Animal Housing—Biofilters Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Biofilters are used on mechanically ventilated livestock buildings to treat the ventilation air. A bed of biological material, normally wood chips, is created and the ventilation air flows through the material. Gases are absorbed by cultures of microbes that develop in the bed.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat


Animal Housing—Electrostatic Precipitation Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Mar 2014

Animal Housing—Electrostatic Precipitation Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Electrostatic precipitation can be used to reduce emissions, odor and dust from animal housing. Electrostatic systems work by imparting a negative charge on dust particles, causing them to stick to grounded surfaces such as gates, floors and walls.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat


The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, February 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Feb 2014

The View From Lu Cooperative Extension, February 2014, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

The View from LU Cooperative Extension

Volume 1, Issue 2


Lincoln University Cooperative Extension And Research Annual Report 2013, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension And Research Jan 2014

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension And Research Annual Report 2013, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension And Research

LUCER Reports

This is LUCER-MC Report #01-14

Published by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and Research (LUCER) Media Center; 900 Chestnut Street, 301 Allen Hall; Jefferson City, MO 65101.


Iowa Seed & Biosafety News (Vol. 30, No. 1), Iowa State University Seed Science Center Jan 2014

Iowa Seed & Biosafety News (Vol. 30, No. 1), Iowa State University Seed Science Center

Iowa Seed & Biosafety News

Contents: 'Closing the Yield Gap' Symposium focuses on innovation in science for global food security; Center co-hosts Ghana ATT Biosafety Workshop; Misra named Seed Science Endowed Chair; Stahr colaborates on Ghana lab; SEMIs seed plant complete; Shyy speaks at SEMIs workshop; Awards and recognitions; Krohn joins GFSC; Research Highlight: Miscanthus Senensis; Youngberg fosters sense of community for STB program; Center supports undergraduate learning; Cortes and Harries retire; Harries earns Outstanding Achievement Award; Petersen named Misra Scholar; Wolt participates in biotech activities; Seed Lab commentary: Mike Stahr; Research Highlight: New use for 'old' vigor test; Seed Science Center profiles


Beef Cattle Herd Health Management Guide For Maine #1031, Donna Coffin Jan 2014

Beef Cattle Herd Health Management Guide For Maine #1031, Donna Coffin

Cooperative Extension - Agriculture

A herd health management plan is vital to profitable beef production. Do not wait until a disease outbreak occurs before implementing a sound herd health program. For cattle to reach their performance potential, they must be healthy. Vaccinations are an approved practice for organic producers. 5 pages. © 2014 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


Leopold Letter Winter 2014, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture Jan 2014

Leopold Letter Winter 2014, Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture

Leopold Letter

TAKING OFF: This issue features two things that are taking off: local food and prairie conservation strips. Once again we evaluated the Regional Food Systems Working Group and found that Iowa’s local food sector is growing, especially at grocery stores and institutions. Meanwhile, Leopold Center-supported STRIPS research moves to another stage – private farms. Director Mark Rasmussen gives us a New Year’s resolution and Distinguished Fellow Fred Kirschenmann returns to his query, “What’s an education for?”

OTHER FEATURES: The returns for growing trees crops, projects that target conservation practices, a long-term look at fertilizer and soil organic matter ...


Cultivate Fall/Winter 2014, Utah State University Jan 2014

Cultivate Fall/Winter 2014, Utah State University

Cultivate Magazine

No abstract provided.


Cultivate Spring/Summer 2014, Utah State University Jan 2014

Cultivate Spring/Summer 2014, Utah State University

Cultivate Magazine

No abstract provided.