February 2012

February 8, 2012 02:37 PM

Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition through a four-session course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Farm Credit Services of America. “Managing for Today and Tomorrow,” will be held on Monday evenings Feb. 27 through March 19 in Ames and Shenandoah; and Thursday evenings in Carroll beginning March 8.

February 8, 2012 10:05 AM

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are invited to attend an April 19 session in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center is hosting the morning session, which will run concurrently with an initial PQA Plus certification session.

February 6, 2012 01:30 PM

Calling all campers, aged 14 to 18. The Iowa 4-H Center plans to host two wilderness trips this summer, says Abbie Parker, program specialist at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.

February 6, 2012 11:02 AM

Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about pig health and growth numbers, and get updates on ventilation management and disease research projects at the 2012 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences scheduled for March 6-9.

February 2, 2012 03:32 PM

Home gardeners can chose from a variety of sizes, shapes and colors when growing tomato plants. ISU Extension horticulturists share information about tomato varieties that growers can use in selecting tomatoes.

February 2, 2012 02:36 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation will address crop insurance and marketing decisions for farmers during a one-hour webinar Wednesday, Feb. 8.

February 2, 2012 11:46 AM

The Iowa Learning Farms’ Feb. 15 webinar will feature Chad Hart, an economist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Hart will discuss sustainable production and distribution of bioenergy for the Central U.S.

February 1, 2012 03:24 PM

Adults need to adapt healthier lifestyles and be role models for kids if Iowa is going to be the healthiest state in the nation, says Ruth Litchfield, an Iowa State University associate professor and state nutrition extension specialist.

February 1, 2012 09:57 AM

When it comes to temperament, some kids are as dependable as pickup trucks, while others are as touchy as high-end sports cars. This month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines the “engine” that drives a child and how parents can manage spirited children.