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Iowa State University will be establishing the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Network with a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The grant was awarded to the ISU Extension and Outreach Center for Industrial Research and Service.
 

A Sept. 10 field day near Gilmore City at the Drainage Research and Demonstration Project site will focus on agricultural practices that can reduce nutrients leaving the field for better water quality.

Eight high school student teams competed in the third annual Crop Scouting Competition conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on Aug. 1. The Clayton County team won the competition that increases students’ awareness of Iowa agriculture through hands-on learning and teamwork.

An annual review of manufacturing by the Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service shows that Iowa’s manufacturing sector continued its post-recession recovery, adding jobs through 2011. Employment in this sector, however, is still 10 percent lower than prerecession levels in 2007.

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship staff members will present information about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Peonies can thrive up to 100 years if maintained properly. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about peony care, specifically how and when to divide the plant.

The Iowa State Fair is a great showcase of the many projects and interests of Iowa 4-H'ers. This infographic breaks down the number of 4-H'ers participating and many of the exhibit and project areas available.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled three cover crop workshops for commercial growers and those working with commercial growers for this fall.

Experience Ida County’s local foods network by attending “Farm to Fork” Friday, Aug. 23. The afternoon bus trip will explore locally produced culinary sensations from Ida County farms and businesses.

Iowa State University economists are cautioning farmers to be prepared for a potential downturn in the values of commodities and land.

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about lawn seeding, from what to look for in a grass seed mix to how frequently to water a newly seeded area.

Visitors to this year's Iowa State Fair, Aug. 8-18, can discover more with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Extension and Outreach can be found all across the fairgrounds during the annual event.

A field day Aug. 20 at the Iowa State University Neely-Kinyon Farm will cover the topics of sustainable and organic agriculture. The field day will begin at 4 p.m. and includes a light supper.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a feedlot field day at the Greg Galles feedlot near Marcus in northwest Iowa on Tuesday, Aug. 27, beginning at 1 p.m.

The Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm, rural Boone, will hold a cover crop and corn production field day Aug. 30.

Aquatic plants, although necessary for the pond ecosystem, can become a nuisance in ponds throughout Iowa during the hot summer months. Excessive plant growth can be managed through a variety of methods of varying cost and effectiveness.

Iowans should feel free to eat fresh produce and enjoy summer’s bounty, but also take care to handle these foods safely, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

An Iowa Learning Farms field day Aug. 27 will focus on soil health using cover crops, reduced tillage and nutrient management in the Boone River Watershed.

When asking their children to take out the garbage or to please help with the dishes, parents may feel like they might as well be talking to themselves. During August, learn about whether children should help with household chores in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.