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“Beyond Simple Mapping with GIS” workshops at Iowa State University will focus on physical planning and the built environment, land use and zoning, and smart growth and urban sprawl.

Whether children’s experience of sports is good or bad depends in part on their parents’ involvement and attitude. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar to help parents do their part to make sure their children’s experience with sports will be positive.

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme, “Unleash the Power of Age,” emphasizes the important role of older adults. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is unleashing the power of age with Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture.

Mom, mommy, mother, mum — a mother by any other name is still a mother. During May, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about what mothers mean to their children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Communities, local food networks and county extension offices have the opportunity to schedule Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops for local growers.

Community organizations across the state can apply to become Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach host sites. The application deadline is May 27.

The emergence of daffodils is one of the first signs of spring – along with crocuses, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the plant care needed to encourage blooms.

Every June, more than 1,000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities. The 2013 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, titled Unmask Your Opportunities, will begin June 25 and continue through June 27.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach works with the National Endowment for Financial Education to make the High School Financial Planning Program available, helping Iowa teens and young adults build a solid foundation for financial independence and decision-making.

There is still time to register for the remaining Eco Family Virtual Conference sessions.

Gardeners can determine when to divide their perennials by checking When to Divide Perennials (RG 319), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

At the 2013 Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health in April, Peggy Martin and Ashley Christensen were recognized for promoting excellence in physical activity and nutrition, key components in reaching Iowa’s healthiest state goal.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Center for Industrial Research and Service assists companies in the area of safety in a variety of ways.

Iowa State University is conducting a nationwide survey of livestock producers’ use of feed-related coproducts from ethanol production. Livestock producers are invited to take the survey online until June 19.

A 1 p.m. pasture walk featuring cows grazing a cover crop of rye and hairy vetch, grass finishing, and an introduction to a new bird friendly marketing opportunity will be Wednesday, May 22 at the Dan Specht farm near Marquette.

With the advent of county fair swine shows in Iowa just a few weeks from now, there are specific steps that exhibitors and fair attendees can follow to decrease health risks for animals and people at these events.

Mark S. Johnson joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a field agronomist for north central Iowa on April 15.

It's common practice to plant transplants for warm-season vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant and is becoming the practice with cucumbers, squash, cantaloupes and watermelons because transplants shorten the time by several weeks between planting and harvest. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide answers to questions that will increase gardeners’ success with transplants.

The importance of planning when selecting trees is explained in Guidelines for Selecting Trees (RG 702), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.