March 2011

March 30, 2011 12:52 PM

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus® program. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University will hold a training May 4.

March 29, 2011 01:55 PM

Beginning May 24, the Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering summer webinars on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The topic this year is "Garden Natives and Invasives."

March 28, 2011 03:26 PM

Military families and supporters gathered at the capitol in Des Moines March 24 as Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation declaring April as the Month of the Military Child in Iowa.

March 24, 2011 01:34 PM

Planted in a well-drained soil in full sun, asparagus crowns will produce spears in coming years to satisfy early summer appetites.

March 23, 2011 01:50 PM

A new publication from Iowa State University Extension illustrates the “shift up, throttle back” technique to reduce tractor fuel consumption and related expenses.

March 23, 2011 09:00 AM

The popular “Soybean Diseases” publication is now available as an e-book. The online reference guide features full-screen, high-resolution images of diseases that infect soybeans grown in Iowa, along with videos to assist with managing disease-related problems.

March 22, 2011 09:17 AM

The projects, the judging, the youth conferences and the presentations in the life of a 4-H’er are valuable experiences that build more than leadership and communication skills. They also can inspire career choices and life-long interests.

March 21, 2011 04:01 PM

Learn how sap from maple trees is turned into the sweet, pure maple syrup that everyone loves on their pancakes during an Iowa State University Forestry Extension open house.

March 21, 2011 02:55 PM

Cathann Kress, senior policy analyst and program lead for Military Community and Family Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., will become Iowa State's next vice president for extension and outreach.