Julio Cammarota has a track record of engaging Latino high school students in research about race, racism and ethnic identity. Iowa State's new associate professor of multicultural education in the School of Education also is an ISU Extension and Outreach specialist, helping to enhance research-based education in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.
As harvest approaches, propane is a key ingredient for anyone using a high-temperature system to dry corn. A case study conducted by Mark Hanna, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help farmers as they plan for harvest and winter storage.
Eating healthy on a tight budget can seem like a tough thing to do. However, the “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” website and blog offered through Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach provide nutrition suggestions, meal planning and grocery shopping tips.
Grapes are a delicious and nutritious part of any garden, but there are variables involved when properly harvesting and storing them. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to get the most out of your grape harvest.
Ready access to produce and other locally grown and processed foods is a sign of a strong local foods system. That’s the goal for six Iowa communities participating in an Iowa State University project called the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit.
Only one acre is planted, with nearly 1,000 plants, but it required a lot of work and a team of horticulturists to accomplish the new hops endeavor at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station north of Ames.
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Smeltzer Charitable Trust, will host a field day Sept. 2 at the Smeltzer Learning Farm, rural Otho. The field day will demonstrate conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies as well as improve soil health and productivity.
The emerald ash borer, a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees, has been discovered in central rural Montgomery County. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached 27.
Demonstrations of C6 BioFarm, a new tablet app sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, CenUSA Bioenergy, and Iowa NSF EPSCoR, will be featured on the special guest stage Aug. 20 and 23 at the Iowa State University exhibit in the Varied Industries Building.
“A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers” (LF 0006) compiles training resources on everything from soil and composting to small farm equipment and whole farm planning; including information on food safety and seed saving. It's available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Soybean Association and Story County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Key Co-op, 13585 620th Ave., Roland.
Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms late-summer field days will cover crop issues heading into harvest. Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place rain or shine. The first field day is Aug. 19 at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.