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.
“The New Extension Commons: Connecting People and Programs,” the theme of the 2011 National Urban Extension Conference, will focus on the unique needs of urban and suburban communities across the nation and how extension professionals can meet these needs.
The Iowa State University Extension Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (ISU-PIDC) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed that a single dead specimen of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, was recently collected in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and submitted to ISU PIDC for diagnosis.
In a report he authored for the new issue of IAbiz magazine, ISU economist David Swenson points out that very large fractions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 have some impact on commerce and Iowa's workers in general, small businesses in particular, and on the state's important and diverse insurance industry.
To provide an opportunity for Iowa business leaders, homeowners, livestock producers and environmentalists to consult on wind and solar energy, Iowa State University Extension in Plymouth County, along with other partner organizations, is presenting a Wind/Solar Energy Conference.
The Iowa Water Conference is a collaborative effort of the Ag and the Environment, Flood Plain Management, Iowa Learning Farms, Stormwater and Water Monitoring conferences. The goal of this partnership is to create greater awareness of Iowa urban and agricultural water issues through sustainable watershed management.
On March 1 in Mahaska County, the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) and Iowa State University Extension will provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQAPlus®) program.