February 2012

February 15, 2012 11:01 AM

A Biomass Crop Production workshop Thursday, March 8, at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa, will explore why interest is increasing in biomass crops for energy in Iowa.

February 15, 2012 09:04 AM

When caregivers take better care of themselves, they can provide better care to their older adult loved ones. That’s the philosophy behind Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a series of classes provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Classes for caregivers are scheduled in local communities throughout the year. The next training session for class leaders is April 26-27 in Urbandale.

February 15, 2012 08:43 AM

Many terms are used to refer to people who farm. But how do the people who farm describe themselves? The 2011 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll sought an answer to that question.

February 15, 2012 07:56 AM

The multi-state Equine Business Conference Feb. 25 will foster rural equine business development in the North Central Region. The Iowa conference location is Room 13 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University, Ames.

February 13, 2012 04:11 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course, Homegrown Lifestyle, for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their own use and create a sustainable landscape. Homegrown Lifestyle will be offered at 11 Iowa locations beginning March 29.

February 10, 2012 01:28 PM

Pork producers in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota are invited to attend the Swine Production Seminar set for Feb. 28 in Okoboji. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension and Hubbard Feeds are sponsoring this seminar at Arrowwood Resort Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71 in Okoboji.

February 9, 2012 03:10 PM

Individuals who would like to be able to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa can take a three-hour certification workshop in March or April. Workshops are being offered at several locations across the state.

February 9, 2012 01:50 PM

Iowa 4-H’ers can pack their overnight bags for a night of fun and education at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) April 27.

February 9, 2012 01:35 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about starting flower and vegetable seedlings indoors. Learn how to avoid spindly, collapsed or yellow-green seedlings and minimize mold on peat pots.