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This show is a production of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Small Farm Sustainability program. We will be discussing all things small farm, acreage living, and sustainable agriculture related.
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Now displaying: December, 2022
Dec 30, 2022

In this episode, Christa interviews Dr. Billy Beck, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Forester. He gives some great insight on the Emerald Ash Borer, signs to look for if you think your tree may be infested, ways to determine if your tree can be saved, ways to treat, and more! He has also supplied us with some useful resources on the topic.

 

Episode Links: 

• Iowa State University Extension and Outreach online tree ID guide: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/forestry/iowa_trees/tree_id.html  

• "How to Use Bark to Identify Trees": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_ajYcAbGc4 

• "EAB or Native Borer - Insect Galleries Often Confused for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB): file:///C:/Users/aburke13/Downloads/PM3065.pdf 

• Department of Ag and Land Stewardship - Areas Where EAB Have been Confirmed and more info: http://www.iowatreepests.com/eab_home.html 

• Managing Emerald Ash Borer: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/Emerald-Ash-Borer-Management-Options 

• Rethinking Acreage & Rural Tree Plantings from the Iowa DNR: https://go.iastate.edu/EODTKA 

• Iowa State University Forestry Professionals by county: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/contacts/forestry 

• Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Crop Advantage Series: https://www.aep.iastate.edu/cas/ 

• Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Master Woodland Steward Program: https://naturalresources.extension.iastate.edu/programs/forestry/education/woodlandmgr#:~:text=The%20MWSP%20features%2030%20hours,%2Dperson%20field%2Fclassroom%20session

Dec 22, 2022

What tools would you need in order to start a fruit farm? Join us and listen in on the second episode of the Beginning Fruit Farm Series!

In this episode, Olivia is joined by Suzanne Slack, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University specializing in perennial fruit crops, and Liv Meyer, a graduate student in the department of Horticulture at Iowa State University. Learn about the equipment you would need in order to get started with a small fruit farm and what you may need going a conventional route vs. an organic route!

 

Episode Links: 

• Registry for producers of commercial crops sensitive to pesticides: https://driftwatch.org/ 

• Registry for beekeepers and apiarists: https://beecheck.org/signup#beekeeper 

• Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM): https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/ 

• Newa Weather Monitoring: https://newa.cornell.edu/ 

• Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2021-2022: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/Midwest-Fruit-Pest-Management-Guide-2021-2022 

• Great Lakes Expo: https://glexpo.com/ 

• Local Extension Specialists by County: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/staffdir/

Dec 16, 2022

In this episode, Olivia interviews Kate Hansen, Policy Associate with the Center for Rural Affairs. Tune in as she answers our questions about the different options for contract pricing and micro-farm policy. She explains some of the eligibility concepts and why this topic is worth looking into.

 

Be sure to let us know what you think about our podcast for your chance to win a $50 gift card to your local farm store! https://go.iastate.edu/ZRF9GG  (Survey will close December 16, 2022.)

 

Episode Links: 

• Fact sheet: Impacts Of The Conservation Stewardship Program in Iowa: https://www.cfra.org/publications/fact-sheet-impacts-conservation-stewardship-program-iowa 

• Fact Sheet: Impacts Of The Conservation Stewardship Program in Minnesota: https://www.cfra.org/publications/fact-sheet-impacts-conservation-stewardship-program-minnesota 

• Fact Sheet: Impacts Of The Conservation Stewardship Program in Nebraska: https://www.cfra.org/publications/fact-sheet-impacts-conservation-stewardship-program-nebraska 

• Fact Sheet: Impacts Of The Conservation Stewardship Program in South Dakota: https://www.cfra.org/publications/fact-sheet-impacts-conservation-stewardship-program-south-dakota 

• Contact information: Phone - 515-215-1294  |  Email - kateh@cfra.org

Dec 7, 2022

Why start a fruit farm? Tune in to the first episode of the Beginning Fruit Farm Series!

In this episode, Olivia interviews Suzanne Slack, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University specializing in perennial fruit crops, and Liv Meyer, a graduate student in the department of Horticulture at Iowa State University. Learn about the benefits of having a fruit farm and why you may want to start one of your own!

 

Be sure to let us know what you think about our podcast for your chance to win a $50 gift card to your local farm store! https://go.iastate.edu/ZRF9GG  (Survey will close December 16, 2022.)

 

Episode Links: 

• Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/

• Local Extension Specialists by County: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/staffdir/

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