August 2011

August 17, 2011 08:45 AM

Future scientist from the Science Center of Iowa visited the Iowa State campus on Aug. 11 to explore unique science careers. The seventh and eighth graders not only learned about careers, but the educational opportunities at Iowa State University.

August 16, 2011 11:31 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension are co-hosting a field day that focuses on water quality of tile-drained landscapes on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. near Gilmore City in Pocahontas County.

August 16, 2011 10:58 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a field day at the Kelly Tobin farm near New Market in Taylor County on Aug. 30, featuring a discussion of cover crop management.
 

August 15, 2011 06:36 PM

Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a conversation with other women and learn about techniques for success in today’s grain market.

August 15, 2011 10:51 AM

Constructing or upgrading a farm shop requires decisions about insulation and heating systems. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach addresses energy efficiency for shop heating.

August 12, 2011 02:11 PM

As the Missouri River flood waters slowly begin to recede, western Iowa manufacturers continue to deal with major ongoing challenges such as transportation logistics and workforce issues. ISU Extension and Outreach Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) surveyed manufacturers in the six-county Presidential Disaster Declaration Area that includes Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie and Woodbury counties.

August 12, 2011 01:16 PM

A CREP wetland tour will be held in conjunction with the Aug. 24, 2011 Iowa Drainage School at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. The tour will depart from and return to the Borlaug Learning Center.

August 11, 2011 01:16 PM

Creating a beautiful, functioning landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place at the right time. Iowa State University Extension horticulturists describe the correct plants and care to give late summer and early fall plantings.

August 11, 2011 12:33 PM

Craig Chase, ISU Extension farm management specialist and interim marketing program leader at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will coordinate the Local Food and Farm Initiative, a new statewide program that aims to boost production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumption of Iowa-grown food.