August 2011

August 10, 2011 12:55 PM

The top 10 films produced by Iowa teens and preteens have been selected for the 2011 Iowa 4-H Film Festival. The films will be shown Friday, Aug. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., on the big screen in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.

August 10, 2011 12:40 PM

The Connecting Families to the Environment Conference will help families learn how to improve their physical, mental and financial health by looking at the environment around them. The conference is Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Borlaug Learning Center located at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.

August 10, 2011 10:11 AM

Seventy Iowa youths in grades 5-12 will talk food and "Cook This!" at the Iowa State Fair. The youths will compete in three- and four-member teams during this three-part culinary challenge Aug. 15, 16 and 17.

August 10, 2011 09:32 AM

Iowa youth now can quickly find science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) resources near them. CYSTEM, an online map resource created by Extension Science, Engineering and Technology (E-SET), is designed to link Iowa youth with STEM programs, careers and mentors.

August 9, 2011 02:39 PM

A manure management and runoff control demonstration to review low-cost options for small to medium size beef and dairy feedlot operations will be held at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis.

August 9, 2011 01:27 PM

A statewide training for commercial manure applicators will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to noon. This training will be a reshow of the same program that was offered by Iowa State University Extension in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in January 2011.

August 9, 2011 07:56 AM

Outstanding 4-H’ers from across Iowa have been awarded 4-H scholarships from the Iowa 4-H Foundation and will be honored in a scholarship recognition ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Stories about the individual 4-H scholarship recipients are available by county.

August 8, 2011 09:04 AM

As consumers check their refrigerators and freezers for recalled fresh and frozen ground turkey products, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach encourages following food safety best practices all the time.

August 8, 2011 07:00 AM

Iowa Learning Farms (ILF), Iowa State University (ISU) Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension are hosting a field day at the ISU Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Farm, near Ames, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The field day will feature strip-tillage and precision agriculture technology.