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This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Iowa State's Tom Isenhart. He'll discuss the question, “Do we know enough about stream bank erosion to mitigate damage to stream ecosystems?” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m.

Vegetable growers and those working with them can enjoy a cover crop workshop planned for Sept. 22 at the Woodbury County Extension Office in Sioux City.

Youth from across Iowa competed in Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2014 Iowa State Fair where they showcased their robot designing and programming skills.

Eighty-five youth participated in the 2014 4-H/FFA State Livestock Judging Contests held in the new Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.

From the preschooler who can’t decide what to eat, to the high school student who can’t decide what to wear, sometimes children have a hard time making decisions. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists offer suggestions on how parents can help in the Science of Parenting blog.

Farmers can learn about crops, grazing research and current beef research from Iowa State University at the annual fall field day of the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm.

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey and farmer Nate Anderson were guest experts in the Farm Progress Show tent organized by Iowa State University. They shared their management strategy experiences and listened as farmers talked about management practices for their own farms.

Fall is the perfect time to prepare a lawn for the months ahead with these weed-control tips from ISU Extension and Outreach.

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

A three-location tour in southeast Iowa will provide a look at expansion options for innovative beef cattle facilities.

The "What" Berry Farm in conjunction with the Midwest Aronia Association and Aronia Berry Services of Northeast Iowa is hosting a Harvest Day at the farm located in Fairbank, Iowa, on Sept. 6.

Diana Cochran brings expertise in nursery management, plant propagation and horticulture plant materials to her new position as fruit specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Twenty-six Iowa youth received top awards during the 2014 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Aug. 15-16.

Growers producing crops in high tunnels can attend a series of meetings across the state this fall hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this fall to help Iowans prepare to select health insurance coverage when open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins again Nov. 15.

As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election of a commodity program from 2014-18 connected with the Agricultural Act of 2014.

Iowa Learning Farms is hosting four cover crop field days this September. Each event will have a different aspect of this conservation farming practice.

Iowa now has 13 counties infested with Emerald Ash Borer after beetles were found in Story City.