June 2013

June 10, 2013 12:30 PM

Water is a critical issue for the continued development and prosperity of Iowa, the North Central Region and the United States. The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, June 19, features Lois Wright Morton, sociology professor at Iowa State University with her presentation, “Linking and Integrating Water Quality Planning for Action.”

June 7, 2013 09:57 AM

With an official proclamation from Gov. Terry Branstad, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Center for Industrial Research and Service is celebrating 50 years of service to Iowa business and industry.

June 6, 2013 10:11 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust Farm board of trustees and Webster and Hamilton NRCS offices were planning to host a field day at the farm Wednesday, June 12. The field day has been postponed due to the wet spring and late planting season. The field day will be held later this summer at a date yet to be determined.

June 6, 2013 10:07 AM

Available in nearly every color, bearded iris is a beautiful spring flower. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions related to blooming, dividing and controlling pests with irises.

June 5, 2013 01:14 PM

Seven students from Iowa attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and two received awards at the May 12-17 event in Phoenix, Ariz. Intel ISEF is part of Society for Science and the Public, a nonprofit organization dedicated to science education and research.

June 5, 2013 07:57 AM

Cheryl Heronemus, a regional director with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has received the fourth annual Harkin PROSPER award. She serves Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux, O’Brien and Clay counties.

June 4, 2013 03:49 PM

Fifty Iowa 4-H'ers have been selected to receive state 4-H project awards in 2013. More than 130 4-H youth applied for the awards this year, which are given to youth who have demonstrated mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area.

June 4, 2013 08:01 AM

Certified crop advisers can earn five hours of credit by attending a special CCA morning session, followed by the afternoon spring field day tour at the Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville on June 27.

June 4, 2013 07:54 AM

The frequent rains that have soaked Iowa this year have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas. Many producers are wondering what options they have under their multiple peril crop insurance (MPCI) policies.