May 2011

May 23, 2011 08:07 AM

Iowa 4-H'ers are using GIS-equipped mobile phones to map a bur oak savannah in the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The 4-H’ers are one of four teams in four states that are carrying out GIS mapping with national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries or other ecological services offices.

May 20, 2011 10:31 AM

The results of an “Extreme Cabin Makeover” will be on display June 2 at the Iowa 4-H Center. The public is invited to an open house to see the cabins and the fun opportunities for campers this summer.

May 20, 2011 08:37 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a cover crop field day at the Rob Stout farm in Washington County on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

May 19, 2011 01:33 PM

The newly redesigned Visit Iowa Farms website features detailed descriptions of Iowa farms and the ability to map out locations of interest in a select area.

May 19, 2011 08:15 AM

This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts respond to common questions related to growing and caring for blueberries.

May 19, 2011 07:56 AM

A July 6-8 trip to southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska offers Iowa beef producers the opportunity to tour innovative beef operations and visit with successful producers and cutting edge researchers. Stops include the Armstrong Research Farm in Cass County, University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) near Clay Center, Neb.

May 17, 2011 10:36 AM

Iowa middle and high school teachers have until June 1 to register for training in the Family Economics and Financial Education (FEFE) program, a nationally recognized financial literacy curriculum. The workshop is set for July 13-15 at Iowa State University.
 

May 16, 2011 03:36 PM

Livestock producers now have access to a new tool that can help them lower air emissions and increase their air emissions knowledge. The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool is a method for determining where air-quality improvement opportunities exist on farms.

May 16, 2011 02:51 PM

After tornadoes, floods and other disasters, Iowans wonder what, if anything, they can salvage when they return to their homes. So they’re asking the professional family and consumer scientists at Iowa State University Extension’s Answer Line, 800-262-3804. Here are a few of Iowans’ disaster-related questions and Answer Line’s answers.