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Local leaders, decision-makers and nonprofit organizations can use the information in their county’s “Poverty and Food Needs” profile to better understand and address local food insecurity issues, said Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
 

The webinar “Protecting Iowa’s Source Water through Local Partnerships” will explore what source water is, how it is supplied and monitored, and how landowners, farm operators, local organizations and agencies can work with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to improve and maintain the quality of their drinking water.

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified for the first time in Polk County, making this the 22nd county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found.

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased by 5 percent in 2015 according to results from the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa – 2015 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Average rents were lower in all nine crop reporting districts, an extension economist says.

Daffodils make any garden or flower bed more beautiful, but like many plants, care must be taken to optimize their production and life in any garden.

Rebecca Ahlers has been selected as southeast Iowa field agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, replacing Mark Carlton who retired in March.

The publication Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa – 2015 contains estimates of production costs for common livestock enterprises. The estimates are intended to reflect average or above-average levels of management using common types of technology.

The International Master Gardener Conference, co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, will be Sept. 22-25 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.

Debt happens, but sometimes it’s just too much, and filing for bankruptcy may be the best way to regain financial control. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.

Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.

During a trip to the White House, Iowan Spencer Orr and a delegation of 4-H’ers told President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the programs they are leading to improve their communities in healthy living, food security and STEM education.

Sulfur Management for Iowa Crop Production, a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, provides a summary of research efforts and guidance on sulfur fertilization and application needs.

Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops being held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May.

Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs at Iowa State University, is a recipient of the National Wetlands Awards - an honor bestowed by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.

Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

Field Scouting Basics Workshop is a half-day course designed for beginning-level crop scouts. It provides hands-on, in-field experience to prepare for the 2015 growing season.

High school age students have an opportunity to learn crop-scouting skills and integrated pest management basics by participating in the Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth.

A new release of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide and Field Records mobile app supports sending emails and printing hardcopies of crop and pesticide application information.