Children’s health and well-being can be affected by spending too much time using electronic media. So, should parents say “no” to video games or screen time in general, including television? Not necessarily, said Kimberly Greder, Iowa State University Extension family life specialist and associate professor in human development and family studies.
Today Iowa farmers need to manage any number of employees, adding Human Resources director to their many roles. That's why ISU Extension is offering employee management workshops specifically for agricultural operations.
ISU Extension is training volunteers with Retired Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP) who will help older Iowans with limited incomes learn how the Iowa Food Assistance Program can help them buy nutritious food.
The Iowa 4-H Foundation has received $15,300 from the Monsanto Fund to support the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa in April at Iowa State University. The fair encourages youth in grades six to 12 to bring in science projects, which are judged by professionals in science and engineering.
The 2011 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference is Saturday, March 12, at Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, Wis. The conference annually draws 550 woodland landowners from Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.
Many Iowans greet the New Year resolving to eat more nutritiously after overindulging on holiday treats. However, Iowans who are food insecure are more concerned about whether they’ll be able to eat at all on any given day. Community groups and organizations aren’t giving up hope that all Iowans can have access to affordable, healthy foods.
Studio 4-H provides the opportunity for young Iowans, no matter where they live, to learn from professionals in cinematography, photography, audio production, graphic design and digital storytelling media.
Recent federal food safety legislation can impact small fruit and vegetable growers. Seven workshops throughout the state in January and February will highlight good practices for food safety and post-harvest handling.