August 2013

August 27, 2013 03:04 PM

Iowa youth put their robotics skills to the test at the 2013 Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge Aug. 10-11 at the Iowa State Fair.  

August 27, 2013 09:46 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled three North Central Iowa meetings in early September to respond to producer questions related to the late spring, dry summer and slow crop development.

August 27, 2013 09:13 AM

The annual Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm fall field day is set for Tuesday, Sept. 10, southwest of Chariton. Crops and grazing research is the focus of the event with Iowa State faculty, staff and graduate students presenting information.

August 26, 2013 01:26 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have scheduled an Advanced RUSLE2 workshop for Sept.26 at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa.

August 23, 2013 03:38 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has planned three cow facilities and management update sessions in southern Iowa in early September.

August 23, 2013 02:53 PM

The public is invited to visit five local farms at the inaugural Taste of Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The event is free and for all ages.

August 23, 2013 01:24 PM

The Iowa Water Center announces the theme for their eighth annual Iowa Water Conference, Making Connections – Solving Problems: Water strategies for success in a changing world. The conference will be held March 3 and 4, 2014, at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa.

August 22, 2013 11:27 AM

Iowa NSF EPSCoR helped heighten awareness of energy topics at this year’s Iowa State Fair. The project contributed to several science, technology, engineering and math activities, giving kids hands-on experience with the carbon cycle, biorenewables, solar cars and wind energy.

August 22, 2013 08:25 AM

Perfectly ripe pears are a luscious treat. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about when to harvest and how to ripen and store pears to have the most desirable fruit.