Several groups, including Iowa State University, are evaluating biomass crops that can be used to produce renewable energy feedstocks. They are sponsoring the workshop to help farmers better understand the opportunities to grow and market profitable biomass crops that are adapted to southern Iowa soils and climates.
“Will the rain ever stop?” is the title of the Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) February webinar at noon, Feb. 16. Christopher J. Anderson, assistant director of the Climate Science Program at Iowa State University, is this month’s presenter.
Better nutrition and more physical activity are the stable, healthy resolutions that override any diet craze. The Adventure Learning Center is balancing the two by offering courses that combine rope challenges and nutrition education.
Iowa Learning Farms is gearing up for another busy season of travel with the Conservation Station, a mobile learning center that encourages all Iowans to help protect and improve soil and water quality. Requests are now being accepted for 2011 events.
As thousand canker disease and emerald ash borers edge their way toward Iowa trees and woodlands, organizers of the 55th Annual Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course are encouraging those interested in trees to “Expand Your Plant Palette.”