August 2011

August 29, 2011 03:52 PM

As Missouri River flood waters recede from farmland, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are jointly planning a workshop for Monday, Sept. 12 to address cropland issues. The workshop will be conducted via webinar at viewing sites in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. 

August 29, 2011 08:23 AM

Iowa 4-H youth in grades 5-12 had a chance to put their culinary skills to the test, and win some prizes, with Cook This! during the Iowa State Fair. Cook This! is a food and nutrition challenge for youth in its second year.

August 26, 2011 08:50 AM

An international conference on feed efficiency in swine, set for Nov. 8-9 at the Hilton Hotel/Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., will bring experts from around the world to share their knowledge on this timely topic.

August 26, 2011 08:40 AM

During the 4-H “Stitch This!” fashion design challenge at the Iowa State Fair, nine youth teams created 11 new gowns, four teams won prizes and three of their gowns will be mass produced for the 2012 prom season.

August 26, 2011 08:14 AM

The overall appearance of a lawn is directly related to the maintenance provided. September is an ideal time for many lawn maintenance practices—such as weed control.

August 25, 2011 10:13 AM

Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) is hosting a field day at Hickory Grove Lake, near Colo, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. The field day is free, includes a complimentary dinner and the public is invited to attend.
 

August 23, 2011 01:04 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will co-sponsor a field day and workshop at the ISU Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm in Greenfield on Sept. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. The field day includes a meal featuring locally-grown organic vegetables.

August 22, 2011 04:10 PM

Small prairie strips growing at key points in corn and soybean fields at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge are yielding more than good crops; they’re improving soil and water quality as well as creating beneficial habitat for insects and birds. Research that incorporates native prairie into working landscapes will be highlighted at a field day on  Sept. 6.

August 22, 2011 10:27 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will use a $21,580 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to help revise the Chef Charles nutrition education program for older Iowans.