The year 2003 brought both new challenges and opportunities for the Wallace Foundation. With the announcement of Iowa State University’s closing of the Lauren Christian Swine Research and Demonstration Farm came a need to develop some alternative uses for the farm and facilities. For years, ISU and the Wallace Foundation have used hoop buildings for innovative swine housing. These hoop buildings have proven to be economical and durable structures for summer shade and cold weather protection. We are excited about this potential innovation for cattle finishing. The advantages of this system may help southwest Iowa cattle producers be competitive while protecting the environment.
How to Cite:
Morgan, D., (2004) “Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development President’s Report”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2003(1).