November 2011

November 16, 2011 05:31 PM

Evaluating the energy savings of new equipment for the farm can prove challenging. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach gives examples for comparing the payback periods of energy-related purchases.

November 15, 2011 03:01 PM

What’s the best way to thaw a frozen turkey? Is it safe to make pies and vegetable dishes a couple days before the big family gathering? And what’s the best way to deal with the leftovers? To get answers to these and other holiday food questions, call Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Answer Line, 800-262-3804.

November 11, 2011 11:15 AM

Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists are teaming up to offer regional risk management educational seminars for producers and allied industry representatives in early December.

November 10, 2011 04:58 PM

Four individuals, a radio station and a TV station were honored as 2011 Friends of Extension by the Iowa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national honorary extension fraternity. The awards were presented  Nov. 3 during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach annual conference in Ames.

November 10, 2011 01:04 PM

The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) Nov. 16 webinar will feature Wayne Petersen, urban conservationist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Petersen will take webinar attendees on a virtual tour of Iowa, featuring infiltration-based stormwater management practices in many of Iowa’s communities.

November 10, 2011 11:46 AM

A drainage workshop planned for Dec. 15 will examine various aspects of farmland drainage, according to Iowa State University engineers who will conduct the workshop. The 2011 Farmland Drainage Workshop will cover the basics of planning a new drainage system or retrofitting an existing system.

November 10, 2011 11:40 AM

Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) has announced the publication of Water Quality Matters To Us All, a new book that provides insight into the attitudes and practices of agencies and stakeholders involved in protecting Iowa’s water quality.

November 9, 2011 03:01 PM

Twenty-one 4-H’ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates for the National 4-H Congress entitled “Become a Catalyst of Change,” in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 25 -29. Delegates hail from Adair, Clay, Fayette, Fremont, Hamilton, Harrison, Johnson, Lee, Lucas, Madison, O'Brien, Tama, Washington, Woodbury and Worth counties.

November 9, 2011 11:47 AM

Indoor plants help create a welcoming, calming, aesthetically pleasing environment in homes. In fact, more than 80 percent of homes in the United States have at least one houseplant, with a national average of 10 plants per household. Learn more about caring for the few hundred plants that lend themselves well to indoor culture.