KJAN Ag/Outdoor

From County extension to conservation to grain prices, we provide lots of information every day on KJAN.  Here is some of that information on the web too!  We hope you find it useful.

Rural Listening Forum in Audubon July 8th

Ag/Outdoor, News

June 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Local producers, residents, business owners and community leaders will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about opportunities and challenges in rural Iowa when USDA state leaders visit Audubon on Monday, July 8th. A rural listening forum will take place starting at 10-a.m. at the Extension Office, 608 Market Street in Audubon. 

Scheduled to attend the forum are John Whitaker, State Executive Director for USDA’s Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA), Jay Mar, State Conservationist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conversation Service (NRCS), and Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa. The meeting is open to the public.

Leash on Life 06-27-2013

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

June 27th, 2013 by Chris Parks

Information from the Atlantic Animal Shelter with Andrea Farrior and Chris Parks

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Doc Leonard’s Pet Pointers 06-27-2013

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

June 27th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Dr. Keith Leonard

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USDA Report 06-27-2013

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

June 27th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Denny Heflin

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Cass County Extension Report 06-26-2013

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

June 26th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Kate Olson

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CCSWC accepting apps for cover crops in Cass County

Ag/Outdoor

June 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District reports they will be accepting applications for cover crops until Thursday, August 15th.  Cover Crops are used to reduce soil erosion and capture residual nutrients to protect our soil resources and water quality.  Producers should stop by the district office located at 503 W. 7th Street, Ste 1, Atlantic, Iowa  50022 to make application.  Please stop by the office or call (712)-243-3180 for more information. 

Leash on Life 06-20-2013

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

June 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

The latest information from the Atlantic Animal Shelter with Andrea Farrior and Chris Parks.

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Doc Leonard’s Pet Pointers 06-20-2013

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

June 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Dr. Keith Leonard

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USDA Report 06-20-2013

Ag/Outdoor, Podcasts

June 20th, 2013 by Chris Parks

w/ Max Dirks

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FFA Field Day prepares participants for competition

Ag/Outdoor

June 19th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a farmer today? Over the next 50 years, farmers will need to produce more food than has been produced in the last 10,000 years, combined. In order to educate youth about these agriculture issues and topics, the Monsanto Research Farm in Atlantic, hosted an FFA Field Day on June 3rd. All FFA chapters in southwest Iowa were invited to attend the day of fun and farming.

The field day, sponsored by Asgrow® and DEKALB® brands, taught FFA students from Griswold, Clarinda, Southwest Valley and Glenwood High Schools about soil science, insect and weed identification, and other agronomic topics to better prepare them for upcoming FFA competitions. Nancy Faber, district sales manager for Monsanto, said “Our FFA Field Day is a great way to interact with our next generation of agricultural leaders.We went over information to help prepare the students for their upcoming FFA Career Development Events (CDE) contests. I wish the best of luck to all the FFA students at their upcoming events.”

FFA students also had the opportunity to experience a hands-on safety simulator that teaches the importance of safe driving. Students sat behind the wheel of a car and “drove” through various environments using the high-tech Drive Square driving simulator. After putting on special glasses and navigating through various routes, students were shown the dangers of distracted driving.

Monsanto says it has been a proud supporter of the National FFA for the past 50 years. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

(Press Release)