October 2011

October 14, 2011 09:13 AM

Fruit and vegetable growers are invited to attend the Tri-State Fruit and Vegetable Growers Symposium Friday, Dec. 2, 12–5:15 p.m. at Stoney Creek Inn, 300 Third Street, Sioux City, Iowa.
 

October 13, 2011 02:32 PM

Iowa youth are invited to join the revolution — the “4-H Revolution of Responsibility,” that is. Youth in grades 4-12 can find out more about 4-H on the Iowa 4-H website or contact their Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office.

October 12, 2011 03:45 PM

A third group of volunteers traveled to Uganda in August this year as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program pairs Iowa women farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.

October 12, 2011 03:26 PM

Iowa youth had the opportunity to learn about wind energy with 4-H’s 2011 National Science Project, Wired for Wind. Young people across the country engaged in the engineering design process of renewable wind energy technology Oct. 5 as part of the national experiment.

October 12, 2011 09:24 AM

Eight 4-H clubs participated in the Extreme Cabin Makeovers last spring, and now the Iowa 4-H Center is looking for more clubs to renovate cabins in a different village.

October 7, 2011 11:20 AM

The application deadline for the 2012 Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program has been extended to Friday, Dec. 1. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000, existing transportation-related issues, and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.

October 7, 2011 10:33 AM

Mark Hanna, ISU Extension agricultural and biosystems engineer, will present “ISU Farm Energy: Energy Conservation and Efficiency” during the Iowa Learning Farms’ October webinar, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at noon.

October 7, 2011 10:16 AM

The Community Vitality Center (CVC) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development are partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration, USDA Rural Development and other sponsors to host a Rural YES (Young Entrepreneur Summit) on Nov. 9.

October 7, 2011 09:53 AM

Iowa State University Extension horticulturists tell when to harvest parsnips, salsify and horseradish, roots that some consider to be winter vegetables because their flavor is not fully developed until the roots have been exposed to near-freezing temperatures.