May 2011

May 13, 2011 07:35 AM

Eastern Iowa livestock producers with an interest in beginning or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending a series of Greenhorn Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension. This short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

May 12, 2011 12:20 PM

A handbook for establishing and managing prairies on farmland, Incorporating Prairies into Multifunctional Landscapes (PMR 1007) has gone into its second printing, and the updated version is now available from the Iowa State University Extension Online Store.

May 12, 2011 10:45 AM

Rhubarb can easily be grown in Iowa for pies, tarts, sauces, jellies, puddings and punch; learn where to plant and how and when to harvest rhubarb. 

May 12, 2011 10:10 AM

Before natural disasters strike, families should develop emergency plans and create emergency supply kits. This message is one Iowa State University Extension hopes Iowans will take seriously.

May 12, 2011 07:42 AM

Storms that cause tree damage often leave homeowners wondering if they need a tree care professional and how to select one. ISU Extension Forester Jesse Randall outlines steps for making those decisions.

May 12, 2011 07:12 AM

Laura Christianson, Ph.D. candidate in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department at Iowa State, will talk about the benefits and challenges of bioreactors during Iowa Learning Farms' May webinar on May 18.

May 9, 2011 03:19 PM

Beef producers interested in learning to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources may attend the southern Iowa Greenhorn Grazing series. Five day-long modules are set for May through November.

May 6, 2011 06:50 AM

Iowa youth have until June 1 to register for the Iowa 4-H Film Festival Aug. 12 at the Iowa State Fair. Youth who have completed any of grades 5-12 are eligible to participate in the event, creating films that educate, inspire, or are "just 4 fun."

May 5, 2011 10:52 AM

Horticulture specialists answer questions about the care of modern roses, such as teas, floribundas and grandifloras.