Iowans no longer can procrastinate when it comes to health insurance. When the annual open enrollment period ends on March 31, most people will be unable to purchase individual health coverage from any source until the next open enrollment period in fall 2014.
In a statewide needs assessment survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the end of 2013, Iowans identified priority community needs that ISU Extension and Outreach should address with educational efforts.
With a little planning, homeowners who enjoy picking ripe, juicy fruit from their own trees can successfully grow fruit trees, such as apples, pears, plums and cherries – even homeowners with only small yard space.
Iowa State University is anticipating an increase in demand for its food safety training course as new state regulations take effect in Iowa this year. To meet the expected demand, specialists with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach will offer more than 100 ServSafe courses across the state.
For nearly 50 years, the swine teaching farm at Iowa State University has been helping students learn about pork production. The primary goal of the farm is to educate students about current pork production operations, and this includes student workers at the farm.
Finding the Iowa State University swine expert you need is easier with the online listing provided by Iowa Pork Industry Center. The 21-page booklet features names, photos and contact information for more than 80 faculty and staff members with swine- and/or pork-related work responsibilities.
In a single motion pruning demonstrates both the art and science of horticulture. Understanding how plants grow, why pruning is necessary and which tools to use can remove the mystery surrounding this routine practice.
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Eddyville in Wapello County, and trees in the public right-of-way in Waverly in Bremer County. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
Annie's Project helped Nicole Jonas write a business plan and add value to her farm business. The classes "made me realize things I needed to be doing or be doing better on Red Granite Farm and helped me focus on it as a real business,” Jonas said.
Water Rocks! is a statewide youth water education campaign in which music is used as a primary component. Partners in the project are Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa Water Center and Iowa Learning Farms.
Horse owners and enthusiasts now have an online option for learning horse management through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Master Equine Manager Program, a comprehensive educational experience that teaches the science of horse management.
Homegrown Lifestyle is a course for folks living on a large lot or small acreage who are interested in producing food for their own use in a way that sustains their natural environment. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering the course this spring at several Iowa locations.
Concern over health issues in cattle that consume ergot-contaminated grain motivated Iowa Beef Center staff at Iowa State University to investigate potential issues around ergot contamination. They share what they have found.