CALMAR, Iowa — How Iowa dairies manage transition cows is the subject of a 2015 survey by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team.Jennifer Bentley, ISU Extension dairy field specialist, shared survey results last week at Dairy Days at Iowa's Dairy Center at Calmar.

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. – Marilyn Bernhardson was just looking to switch careers when she joined the Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District team as a clerk 43 years ago. However, her habit of saying yes often, a deep belief in teamwork and a heart for education has led the now Redwood SWCD manager to be named a 2015 Friend of Conservation by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

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VAN HORNE, Iowa — When Mitch Schulte, 25, heard there was a Midwest Dairy Association/ Iowa State Dairy Association job opening, he jumped at the chance to apply.The Iowa State University dairy science graduate started his position as MDA industry relations program manger and ISDA assistant director in October. Chris Freland, who held the job before him, left to become executive director of the Iowa Beef Industry Council. Read more

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ST. CHARLES, Minn. — The magic is gone.For years, spraying glyphosate was like waving a magic wand over a field and all the weeds died.Now farmers are dealing with weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and they have to farm how they used to before glyphosate, said Tom Hoverstad, Read more

ZUMBRO FALLS, Minn. — Dori Klein draws her energy to do day camps from the children who attend the camps."They get so excited," she said. "Their eyes just light up around the animals."

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DES MOINES – A new website,,  is available to help Iowa residents learn their city’s ordinances related to beekeeping. is believed to be the first searchable bee law website in the nation.

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MADISON, Wis. — A labor of love is how Corey Geiger, Hoard's Dairyman managing editor, describes his efforts as co-editor of “We Need a Show,” the limited edition commemorative book that reminisces about the 50-year history of World Dairy Expo. The international dairy show's 50th anniversary will be celebrated in 2016.

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