Marsh Madness Conservation Trailer unveiling
A new trailer named “Marsh Madness” combines sight, sound and science to engage Iowa audiences about the values of the state’s wetland ecosystems. The artfully designed trailer is the latest addition to four Conservation Stations developed and operated by Iowa Learning Farms and the Water Rocks! conservation education program. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig christened the new conservation education resource during a launch party May 27 at the Case-New Holland Training Center in Nevada, Iowa. The event also included comments from Kayla Lyon, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Daniel J. Robison, endowed dean’s chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Learn more about the trailer: https://www.cals.iastate.edu/news/releases/new-marsh-madness-trailer-wil...
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In a matter of minutes last August, farmers across Iowa experienced one of the most widespread and devastating storms ever recorded in the Corn Belt. Millions of acres of corn were damaged with some fields completely flattened and others barely harvestable. See how Agriculture and Natural Resources experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provided guidance to farmers and landowners in the weeks and months after the derecho.
Innovation in Action
The newly assembled genomes of 26 different genetic lines of corn illustrate the crop’s rich genetic diversity and could pave the way for a better understanding of what genetic mechanisms account for crop traits prized by farmers. Matthew Hufford, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, said the genomes will help scientists piece together the puzzle of corn genetics.