September 2011

September 29, 2011 08:46 AM

In 2011 Ernst & Young began partnering with Biz Kid$, a national financial education television series about kids, money and business, to provide educational materials for its EY Connect Day program. Soon a search for kid-focused budgeting activities led Biz Kid$ to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 28, 2011 01:27 PM

As harvest begins around the state, farmers are encouraged to be aware of the potential for development of molds and fungus in corn.

September 27, 2011 03:26 PM

Members of the Iowa State University Natural Resource Ecology and Management Extension and Outreach team visited the Clay County Fair, showing off maple syrup production, Blanding's turtles and fishing skills.

September 27, 2011 01:24 PM

Last week another swine barn explosion left one person critically injured.  At this time, exact details of the incident are unknown. However, agricultural engineers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach urge all livestock producers and commercial manure applicators to use extreme caution when pumping manure.

September 27, 2011 07:53 AM

Horse enthusiasts who are interested in learning more about equine science, care and training, and who are willing to share their knowledge and skills with others can enroll now for Master Equine Manager, Level One.

September 23, 2011 08:15 AM

The Iowa 4-H Center is hosting its annual Make a Difference Day Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. The volunteer day for adults and youth will be held rain or shine.

September 22, 2011 02:18 PM

A new children’s music CD from Iowa Learning Farms, “Dogs, Frogs and Nature Songs,” has just been released. The CD, with 21 songs about nature, conservation and learning, was composed, arranged and performed by Ames and Story County residents who comprise the group Joyful Hearts.

September 22, 2011 02:11 PM

Perennials such as tuberous begonias, gladioli, cannas and dahlias will not survive our harsh winter weather outdoors and must be dug in the fall and stored indoors through the winter months.

September 22, 2011 08:27 AM

Timothy Griesdorn is the newest addition to the family finance team at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.