July 2013

July 11, 2013 09:05 AM

Strange holes around a tree trunk, globs of sap on a Scotch pine, shedding bark on a sycamore: Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about these phenomena.

July 10, 2013 02:10 PM

Eight hundred high school students from every corner of Iowa attended the state 4-H Youth Conference in June. The conference gives youth the opportunity to meet new friends, find new opportunities, and learn about the community and themselves.

July 10, 2013 01:12 PM

The 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign raised $24,063.27 to support Iowa 4-H youth programs and activities. All funds from the campaign help families across the state by providing financial assistance for program fees and for youth to attend 4-H camps, intermediate trips and state events such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

July 10, 2013 08:38 AM

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers. It’s set up for stress that cannot be ignored, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist.

July 9, 2013 01:25 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day and pasture walk at Triple C Farms near Leon on Wednesday, July 24. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and focus on pasture improvement.

July 8, 2013 08:41 AM

Brothers and sisters can seem to be arch enemies one moment and best friends the next, say family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs. During July, they’ll talk about sibling relationships in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

July 3, 2013 12:43 PM

Margaret Van Ginkel, coordinator for Iowa Concern hotline – a service made available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recommends actions that help prevent stress from taking over your life. Most important is to talk out your problems.

July 3, 2013 10:16 AM

As a result of a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling, those who sign a Conservation Reserve Program contract, whether they are involved in a farm business or just own the land, will find their CRP payments subject to self-employment tax.

July 3, 2013 07:11 AM

Weeds are a constant problem for home gardeners. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about weeds in general and a couple of specific weed issues.