December 2013

December 23, 2013 09:13 AM

The 3-State Beef conference Jan. 14 will cover topics selected by beef producers, including information for cow-calf, stocker and feedlot operations.

December 20, 2013 12:10 PM

Nineteen Iowa youth delegates returned from National 4-H Congress inspired to make a difference, more culturally aware of the ethnic diversity around the world and in their local communities and having made friendships that will last a lifetime.

December 19, 2013 09:12 AM

Moth orchids are great year-round, but they're especially well-suited for cold days when you're spending a lot of time indoors – and are simple to grow with a few tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

December 19, 2013 09:06 AM

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Creston, making this the fifth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

December 18, 2013 11:25 AM

To help farmers in their decision-making, Iowa Learning Farms has launched a new tool to help calculate and compare the costs of using cover crops, including seed, application and chemical termination. It is available as an Excel file on the ILF website.

December 16, 2013 09:52 AM

Cathann Kress, vice president for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, was elected to the National 4-H Council’s Board of Trustees during the board’s annual meeting in November.

December 12, 2013 02:01 PM

Iowans who have applied for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace but have not received written confirmation should call the Marketplace. Iowans who want to better understand their health insurance options may participate in Smart Choice Health Insurance workshops from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

December 12, 2013 09:38 AM

The Iowa Learning Farms Dec. 18 webinar will feature Bill Crumpton, Iowa State University professor in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology. Crumpton's research focuses on wetlands.

December 12, 2013 08:59 AM

An excellent way to brighten the winter landscape is to plant trees and shrubs that possess ornamental characteristics, such as colorful fruit or exfoliating bark. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach describe shrubs and trees that add color to the winter landscape.