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If growing bushels of  potatoes is on your to-do list, find out when, how and what to plant.

Focus groups will take a look at research and the outlook for organic crops in 2011.

Select Iowa high school students will have the opportunity to visit China this summer as part of the Global Youth Excellence Program. The 11-day trip includes visits to historical sites, major cities and leading corporations. The application period is now open, and closes April 29.

Sisters and student-athletes Britta and Hallie Christofferson are familiar with the challenges that college life and college sports can bring. They also know that their experiences growing up in 4-H help them meet those challenges.

The 2011 Siouxland Garden Show features 30 educational sessions presented by regional experts, nearly 50 businesses and clubs from across the greater tri-state region and free hands-on activities for children. The fifth-annual event runs Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, at the Marina Center in South Sioux City, Neb.

The workshop offers information on several aspects of cover crops, including cost-share programs for cover crop usage.

Selecting the type and variety of peas to plant this spring is made easy with this week's garden column.

Four Iowa 4-H’ers from Buena Vista, Sac, West Pottawattamie and Worth counties have been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Conference April 2-7 in Chevy Chase, Md.
 

Whether or not Charlie Sheen has really given his last interview, his behavior may continue to be confusing, particularly to teens and preteens, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension family life specialist.

The Iowa Learning Farms’ March webinar, to be held at noon Wednesday, March 16, will feature Jeremy Singer and cover crop management.

Iowa State University Extension will celebrate Extension Week throughout the state March 21-25, 2011.
 

The State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) and FFA Agriscience Fair need judges to review middle and high school science projects during the two events April 1-2 at Iowa State University in Ames.
 

Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will offer workshops in northwest and western Iowa March 29, 30 and 31 featuring environmental issues for feedlots and dairies that are medium-sized concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Iowa State University has released an online version of “Your Motivation Toolkit,” a self-guided training program in food safety for foodservice managers and supervisors.

The time is approaching to uncover hybrid tea roses and strawberries, cut back ornamental grasses and apply dormant oil spray to fruit trees.

Homegrown Lifestyle is for people living on a large lot or a small acreage with visions of producing food for their own use and practicing land stewardship, but aren't sure how or where to start.

Iowa and Minnesota pork producers attending the Swine Production Seminar can hear from industry experts and contribute to the conversation during an open discussion.

Parents have a new source for sound advice on raising kids and teens — the Science of Parenting, a new monthly radio program podcast from Iowa State University Extension. It’s available for free download.
 

For good health, eat a colorful diet during National Nutrition Month in March as well as the rest of the year, says ISU Extension nutrition specialist Sarah Francis.