Current Issues in Nutrition will address the rationale behind the new lower sodium recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. The two-part online conference from Iowa State also will examine the implications for the general public, health care professionals and the food industry.
Three publications from Iowa State University Extension aim to help educate and instruct land stewards on the proper and safe methods for carrying out a prescribed burn, a useful tool to achieve specific land management goals and objectives.
The Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference is May 11 at Iowa State University. The conference will provide updated information for farm managers, rural appraisers, real estate brokers, lenders and others who have an interest in Iowa farmland.
Iowa State University Extension is one of four state cooperative extension services that together will develop and run the People’s Garden School Pilot Program. It will serve an estimated 2,800 students attending 70 elementary schools in Washington, New York, Iowa and Arkansas.
This June and July, the Iowa 4-H Center offers specialty camps designed for true outdoor lovers. Youth ages 14-18 may take a Wilderness Canoe Trek, Backpack Trek or Horsepacking Trek through the rugged trails of places like Minnesota and Michigan.
ISU Extension's corn production team has completed a new publication, “Corn Growth and Development," that replaces “How a Corn Plant Develops" — the standard reference on corn growth and development for more than 40 years.
Although schools have begun to learn how to prevent bullying, new technology has given children new ways to bully – sometimes called cyberbullying. Iowa State University Extension is taking a closer look at cyberbullying in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.
ISU horticulture specialists offer expert advise on creating a sustainable home landscape and on adding a water feature to outdoor living spaces in two new publications available through ISU Extension.
This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts have answers to questions about growing strawberries in a home garden, including those from gardeners planning their first strawberry bed and those maintaining an established bed.
Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus® program. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University will hold a training May 4.
The popular “Soybean Diseases” publication is now available as an e-book. The online reference guide features full-screen, high-resolution images of diseases that infect soybeans grown in Iowa, along with videos to assist with managing disease-related problems.
The projects, the judging, the youth conferences and the presentations in the life of a 4-H’er are valuable experiences that build more than leadership and communication skills. They also can inspire career choices and life-long interests.
Cathann Kress, senior policy analyst and program lead for Military Community and Family Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., will become Iowa State's next vice president for extension and outreach.