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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:53

Kaye Strohbehn has been hired as an agriculture producer and consumer education specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in northwestern Iowa. Strohbehn began serving Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties Nov. 5 as education specialist after serving the region as an extension county program coordinator.

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 08:37

Kevin Lager joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as an extension dairy specialist on Nov. 1. Lager will serve the western Iowa dairy region and have an office in the Sioux County Extension Office in Orange City.

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 14:32

The Local Food and Farm Program is looking for a few good ideas that will help put more Iowa-grown products on dinner plates and more money in the pockets of Iowa farmers. Iowa nonprofit organizations, farm groups and educational institutions are encouraged to submit proposals for potential funding.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:04

Through the Sustainable Economies Program, regional trade centers in rural Iowa are receiving information, tools and mentoring to develop plans for strategic growth; and the rest of the country is taking notice. In October the Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service received a 2012 Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association for leading this ISU Extension and Outreach effort.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 09:07

It’s time to think about protecting strawberry plants from the winter elements. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to properly mulch strawberries to provide protection against winter injury.

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 08:18

A new program for farmers’ market growers and those interested in growing food products for direct or wholesale sales is being offered by the Farm Food Safety Team with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This program is designed to provide on farm food safety training for every size fruit and vegetable producer.

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:40

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting a workshop for commercial fruit and vegetable farmers who are growing produce in high tunnels. ISU Extension – Davis County is sponsoring the free event to be held Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the extension office.

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 12:46

With its 2013 Healthy & Homemade calendar, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is working alongside Governor Branstad’s new Healthiest State Initiative to help Iowans live healthier.

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:10

High tunnel production of fruits and vegetables is the topic of upcoming workshops sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The workshop will be held at the ISU Extension – Hardin County office in Iowa Falls on Nov. 17, and the ISU Extension – Linn County office in Marion on Nov. 19.