February 2011

February 11, 2011 10:59 AM

Informational meetings to address the gypsy moth, a well-known pest of trees, and the proposed action to control it will be held March 1 and 2 at three northeast Iowa locations.

February 10, 2011 04:46 PM

MarketMaker on the Web offers a free new tool to connect family shoppers with farmers – and with everyone in between – including restaurants and grocery stores.

February 10, 2011 11:16 AM

Several groups, including Iowa State University, are evaluating biomass crops that can be used to produce renewable energy feedstocks. They are sponsoring the workshop to help farmers better understand the opportunities to grow and market profitable biomass crops that are adapted to southern Iowa soils and climates.

February 9, 2011 04:21 PM

“Will the rain ever stop?” is the title of the Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) February webinar at noon, Feb. 16. Christopher J. Anderson, assistant director of the Climate Science Program at Iowa State University, is this month’s presenter.
 

February 9, 2011 02:42 PM

A full day of information and special events awaits the attendees of the 2011 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference (CCCC) at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Feb. 26.

February 9, 2011 02:18 PM

Iowa State University Extension will hold workshops at five locations to explain the new combination crop insurance policy that replaces the old multiple peril crop insurance policies.

February 9, 2011 11:56 AM

There’s still time to register for the Second Annual Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala Feb. 19 at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines.
 

February 9, 2011 10:20 AM

More than 750 Iowa 4-H youth, families and friends cheered on the Iowa State University Women’s Basketball team during 4-H Day at Hilton Coliseum.
 

February 8, 2011 08:32 AM

Better nutrition and more physical activity are the stable, healthy resolutions that override any diet craze. The Adventure Learning Center is balancing the two by offering courses that combine rope challenges and nutrition education.