March 2014

March 27, 2014 05:33 PM

The Iowa Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution March 27 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System.

March 27, 2014 12:55 PM

Modern roses, such as hybrid teas, grandifloras and floribundas, are attractive additions to the home landscape. While roses are beautiful, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists say they do require good care.

March 26, 2014 02:06 PM

As tractors, combines and other farm equipment have become larger and heavier, Iowa farmers’ concerns about soil compaction and its impacts on crop yields have increased as well, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

March 26, 2014 10:16 AM

Iowans have a chance to brush up on their money management skills during Money Smart Week April 5-12, 2014. Financial institutions, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and community groups have teamed up to offer a full week of events designed to help Iowans of all ages better manage their finances.

March 25, 2014 02:34 PM

A three-day Basic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points training designed for people in the food industry who want to understand and be trained in the HACCP system for manufacturing safe food will be offered April 17-19 on the Iowa State University campus.

March 24, 2014 12:13 PM

For Iowa residents with limited finances, making changes in food purchases to more healthy ones takes planning and food preparation knowledge. Nutrition and health education offered by ISU Extension and Outreach is making a difference for these families.

March 20, 2014 08:02 AM

Home gardeners who like a tart tasting berry or just want to grow a not-so-ordinary berry might consider planting cornelian cherries, jostaberries, honeyberries or serviceberries.

March 19, 2014 02:15 PM

People have many motivations for choosing particular foods, but the most common reason is taste. That’s why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is recommending that Americans “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” during March, National Nutrition Month.

March 18, 2014 10:05 AM

Celebrate the arrival of spring at the 2014 Siouxland Garden Show on March 28–30 at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City.