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Interested in hunting and selling morel mushrooms in Iowa? If so, plan to take this three-hour class in March or April from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and be certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa.

Heifer Development 3 program in Atlantic has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 8.

Techniques of proper planting and termination, advantages and challenges of specific crops and cover crop species are discussed in a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Trees add value to the landscape, so homeowners may become concerned when their trees develop unusual growths. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what causes some of these growths.

The Nonprofit Management Alliance, a partnership of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County, the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Siouxland, will be holding a workshop on wage and labor laws and adherence to the Fair Labor Standards Act  on Feb. 4 in Sioux City.

As an increasing number of people find themselves juggling work and the responsibilities of providing care to a family member, experts with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach advise that communication is key.

Local foods leaders from across the state of Iowa will have a pair of opportunities to meet together next month, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosting events in Ames Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.

Researchers with the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project have documented 130 findings, some of which will be explored during a Feb. 11 webinar, open to the public through Iowa State University. The five-year USDA research project, led by Lois Wright Morton, a professor of sociology at Iowa State, is nearing completion.
 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Science Center of Iowa to put on “Roll of the Dice: From Neurons to Community,” Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa.

The 60th Annual Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course, Glass is Half Full: A Call for Optimism, will be Feb. 23 - 25, 2016 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames.

Growing quality transplants will be the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Sub-surface drainage is an important part of agriculture in Iowa and a day-long workshop on March 11 will focus on topics of interest that have emerged around farmland drainage.

The weather is cold outside, but it’s the perfect time to start preparing and growing tuberous begonias indoors to get them ready for a move outdoors when spring arrives. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Beef Center and the University of Nebraska are offering a Feedlot Roundtable session at Cresco, Ida Grove and Manchester on Feb. 9. Topics include silage research update, ruminant starch digestion and changing distillers grains in feedlot cattle diets.

An invasive fruit fly known as spotted winged drosophila has made its way to Iowa, forcing growers to change the way they protect their crops. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach commercial horticulture field specialist Joe Hannan recently authored a publication designed to help keep fruit safe from this new garden pest.

Local schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Garden 101, a weekly program, will be offered in seven locations across Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

On average, women tend to make less money than men and enter and leave the workforce more often. They also tend to live longer than men and be more financially conservative. However, these challenges don’t have to be barriers to financial security, says Jan Monahan, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“Map of My Kingdom,” a play about land transition, will be presented by Iowa Public Radio and performed as part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beginning Farmer Center “Returning to the Farm” seminar on Jan. 29 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center.