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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:14

Iowa State University will host the 2016 ISU Veterans in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Conference on Monday, Aug. 22. The conference is called “Common Ground: Creating Dialog and Action,” and will provide veterans, their families, service providers and policy makers an opportunity to learn and network.

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:08

To help community leaders and business owners make the most of their local bike trails, the Hotel Pattee in Perry has been hosting the Bike Trail Tourism Conference for the past three years, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Community Economic Development unit.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:09

In March 2016, the Center on Sustainable Communities and ISU Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development unit agreed to work together to provide resources and outreach on best practices in construction, planning and healthy living — and the Sustainability Collaborative was born.

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 13:53

A team of extension professionals and elected representatives from the Iowa Association of County Extension Councils has developed a diversity and inclusion strategic plan to guide Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s work in building a strong Iowa.

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 13:20

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Department of Natural Resources received national recognition for a series of videos they created to help educate the public and local officials about flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 08:19

Emerald ash borer has been positively identified from a tree in central rural Louisa County. This exotic pest kills several species of ash and is considered one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. Iowa now has 32 counties with confirmed infestations.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:31

Beneficial insects that will help battle the emerald ash borer, a highly destructive pest of ash trees, will be released in Jefferson County. Over the next few weeks several thousand stingless, parasitic wasps will be released at Whitham Woods near Fairfield, Iowa. This is the first release of the natural enemies of EAB in Iowa.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:21

Low-income mothers from rural communities say participating in outdoor activities as a family is a primary need for their physical and emotional well-being. But a new research paper co-authored by Iowa State University‘s Kimberly Greder demonstrates many of these families aren’t getting time together.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:14

Registration is now open for the Iowa Retail Initiative 2016 Summit June 23. This summit will provide an opportunity to engage local community retail and economic leaders with resources available to help develop thriving communities.