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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.

Four new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach online classes give vendors and farmers' market managers good agricultural practices for safe food production and handling specific to farmers' markets, with a focus on specialty foods.

The Iowa Beef Center is offering the 21st annual update for Veterinarians on Wednesday, May 20, at the McNay Memorial Research Farm near Chariton.

Everyone lives in a watershed and has a relationship with the watershed. Learn more about Iowa water quality issues, how watersheds function and the human relationship with them May 4 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Story County office.

One-third of Iowa farmers are women, so ISU Extension and Outreach has developed new courses specifically for women. May and June courses provide practical information for managing human resources and grain marketing risks on family farms.

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, making this the 21st county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. The Iowa EAB Team will host a press conference at Grey’s Lake southeast parking area, 2101 Fleur Dr. in Des Moines at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has general information about avian influenza and factsheets on keeping your birds healthy.

Weeds can cause trouble for asparagus, raspberries and strawberries. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to control weeds in home gardens.

Four 4-H members are representing Iowa at the National 4-H Conference April 11-16 in Washington, D.C. The youth are from Worth, Van Buren and Cerro Gordo counties.

Perennials are commonly divided for three reasons: to control size, to rejuvenate plants and to propagate a prized perennial. Learn when to divide your perennials.

Emilio Estrada is helping to train food service workers who would have a more difficult time getting trained otherwise. The program is offered by specialists in nutrition and wellness with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

High school youth may register now for the first bilingual and multi-cultural 4-H Maize retreat, May 15-17 at the Iowa 4-H Center in Madrid. Youth who will be entering ninth through 12th grade in the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to participate.