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Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2015. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Beef producers can learn about the sustainability of the beef industry and how it impacts their operation at the Driftless Region Beef Conference, Jan. 22-23, 2015 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Iowans who want to learn to make better investing decisions can register for “Smart Investing@Your Library.” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering three free courses completely online, as well as face to face at some Iowa libraries.

A Master Volunteer Robotics Training session is coming to northwest Iowa for adults with a desire to lead youth in robotics experiences. This 4-H STEM opportunity is Jan. 24 in Storm Lake.

Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to prune safely and smartly.

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m. The presenter is Ingrid Gronstal Anderson with the University of Iowa’s Biomass Fuel Project.

Carrying out family traditions takes effort, but these rituals make families stronger. Human sciences specialists offer tips for creating family memories during the holidays and throughout the year in the Science of Parenting blog  from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

A little advanced planning goes a long way towards adding cheer instead of stress to the holidays, according to two human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The Iowa County Engineers Association will bring more than 450 engineers, technicians and supervisors to Ames and Iowa State University for their 68th annual conference Dec. 9-11 at the Scheman Building in the Iowa State Center.

Results of the 2014 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University will be announced at a news conference Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.

The Useful to Usable (U2U) climate initiative recently launched a new online decision support tool, Corn Split N, that helps farmers and farm advisors manage the application of in-field nitrogen for maximum crop yields and minimum environmental damage.

Poinsettias are associated with the holidays and make the season bright. Learn how to select and care for the perfect poinsettia.

Farmers interested in expanding their distribution to local markets will benefit from a one-day training in January with the Iowa MarketReady program.

"Creating the Optimum School Health Environment in Your District: What Decision Makers Need To Know" is now available for free download from the Extension Online Store.

The Pest Management and the Environment Program (PME) at Iowa State University, recently changed its name to Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

Twenty-one 4-H’ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2014 National 4-H Congress Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 in Atlanta, Ga.

Holiday flowers are great additions to seasonal decorating  -  if they bloom. With special care, holiday flowers can become perennial and beautiful for years to come.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Crop Advantage Series to producers at 13 locations across Iowa during January.