April 2011

April 21, 2011 10:28 AM

Volunteer shooting sports instructors from throughout the United States will come to Central Iowa for the National 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshop May 15-20. Registration is open to current adult volunteers in state 4-H shooting sports programs.

April 18, 2011 11:22 AM

Besides providing a summer getaway and fun for youth, the Iowa 4-H Center offers leadership experience opportunities through counselor-in-training camps and a new Leadership Camp for 15-year-olds.

April 15, 2011 10:03 AM

Spring sessions of “Smart investing @ your library®” are beginning in 25 rural libraries throughout the state. The courses promote investor education resources and programming and are offered through a collaboration of the State Library of Iowa, the Ames Public Library and Iowa State University Extension.

April 15, 2011 08:58 AM

As Iowa's spring and summer storms break and scatter tree branches and limbs, homeowners should know that some tree species are more susceptible to storm damage than others. Age and prior care of the tree are also factors contributing to the extent of damage caused by strong winds.

April 14, 2011 03:56 PM

One sure sign that spring has truly arrived is the bright yellow flowers of the forsythia. This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts have answers to questions about this deciduous shrub native to China, Korea and Europe.

April 13, 2011 09:49 AM

“Storm Recovery Guide,” from ISU Extension, covers a range of topics, from salvaging belongings and restoring damaged buildings to documenting losses and handling stress.

April 13, 2011 09:42 AM

Matt Helmers, ISU Extension water resources engineer, will talk about in-field nitrogen management and drainage design, and its impact downstream during a noontime webinar April 20.

April 13, 2011 08:50 AM

In Johnson County, 4-H has offered mentoring services through an affiliation with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS) for 30 years. This year, Johnson County 4-H developed a program that combines the one-to-one mentoring of BBBS and the club community activities of 4-H into one program.

April 12, 2011 01:43 PM

Current Issues in Nutrition will address the rationale behind the new lower sodium recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. The two-part online conference from Iowa State also will examine the implications for the general public, health care professionals and the food industry.