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For good health, eat a colorful diet during National Nutrition Month in March as well as the rest of the year, says ISU Extension nutrition specialist Sarah Francis.
 

 Iowa State University Extension has scheduled a series of certification workshops in April for people who want to sell morel mushrooms.

“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.

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-host a workshop focusing on cover crops at the Clay County Regional Events Center, Spencer, on March 10.

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.

The proper time to prune deciduous and evergreen shrubs is determined by the plant’s growth habit, bloom time and health or condition. 

The “My 4-H. My Commitment.” gala raised more than $36,000 for the Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development program.

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.
 

Iowa State University Extension and partners are offering the 2011 Ag Market Outlook Seminars to provide producers with timely information to make the best decisions for their operations.

Iowa pork producer Greg Carlson explains why he subscribes to the distance education series SowBridge.

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.

 

Iowa State University Extension beef veterinarian Grant Dewell, shares five tips on helping calving season be as successful as possible for producers.

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.

Late dormant season (February to March) is commonly regarded as the best time to prune trees. Learn about pruning tools and procedure in this week's column.

The Iowa 4-H Center offers nine unique weeks of day camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 10 years old. Beginning June 6, each week offers a different theme including days filled with swimming, crafts and group games.

The 2011 Iowa State University (ISU) Animal Industry Report is now available online. The report features a variety of animal industry-related research done at ISU.

More than 400 samples have been submitted for a forage testing project initiated by the Iowa Beef Center, ISU's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Iowa Forage and Grassland Council and the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee.

Iowa State University Extension is offering the Crop Scout School for those planning to work as crop scouts during the 2011 crop season.