December 2011

December 28, 2011 11:56 AM

The Great Plains Growers Conference will be held Jan. 5-7, 2012, at the Fulkerson Conference Center on the Missouri Western State University Campus. The conference and tradeshow is a collaborative effort of growers associations and extension services from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota, and each year draws hundreds of producers from the region and beyond.

December 22, 2011 02:53 PM

Iowa families throughout the state will be getting together — virtually — once a month from January through June for an Eco Family Conference from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. It’s an opportunity for families to improve the environment, reduce their carbon footprint and create community close to home.

December 22, 2011 01:04 PM

Each year, hundreds of eager campers, ages 6 to 17, attend camp at the Iowa 4-H Center. From day and overnight camps, leadership development and extreme adventure getaways, to camps for the whole family, there’s a camp designed for every child’s needs and interests.

December 22, 2011 11:01 AM

High feed costs in 2011, a smaller calf crop and a slow economy will linger into 2012; these and new factors affecting profitability will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2012 on Jan. 17 in Sioux Center.

December 21, 2011 10:49 AM

African violets are relatively easy to grow, however, they do require consistent care and attention to light, temperature, watering and fertilization.

December 21, 2011 09:36 AM

Birders around Iowa are being treated to a rare treat this year, an inundation of Snowy Owls from the tundra! However, movement of the birds into Iowa isn't a treat for them.

December 19, 2011 01:31 PM

Sue and Harold Peyton of Sac County have established the Peyton Family Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an Iowa State University student in a major related to agriculture who will be a sophomore, junior or senior in fall 2012.

December 19, 2011 09:05 AM

Make smarter choices during food-filled holiday festivities, says Sarah Francis, an ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist. Control portion size, exercise and join the Live Healthy Iowa Challenge.

December 16, 2011 02:07 PM

Cass, Decatur and Taylor counties have added their 4-H history to Iowa 4-H History by County, a blog detailing the history of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. The history blog is a partnership of the Iowa 4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.