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2008 Technology News

Throughout this year, Iowa LTAP will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special series that looks back on our history.

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LTAP 25th Anniversary

metro salt facility

The new Metropolitan Salt Storage Facility holds 22,000 tons of salt.

photo of snow plow

With the winter winds soon blowing, it is never too soon to prepare your equipment for the season to come.

Flower garden next to a cut-away curb

A rain garden is a flexible and aesthetic solution where a landscaped area collects surface runoff and then filters it through a variety of plants and a specially engineered soil mixutre (photo courtesy of NRCS).

2 men talking next to a motor grader parked on a gravel road
Success of the motor grader operator program in the 1990s helped shape and develop many more programs over the years at Iowa’s LTAP.

Tom McDonald teaching a safety workshop
Safety Circuit Rider Tom McDonald.

Stan Ring seated in the LTAP library
Stan Ring worked in the LTAP library for several years after retiring from ISU.

November–December 2008

Full newsletter 600 kb

September–October 2008

Full newsletter 1.8 mb pdf

July–August 2008

Full newsletter 934 kb pdf

May–June 2008

Full newsletter 362 kb pdf

March–April 2008

Full newsletter 463 kb pdf

January–February 2008 

Full newsletter 1.3 mb pdf

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Phone: 515-294-8103
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