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At this stage of winter, trees on Iowa’s landscape are still months from blooming and providing shade, which makes this the prime time of the year to give trees a tune-up with pruning. What is the best way to prune properly to avoid harming trees?

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will offer several workshops across Iowa focusing on choices in feedlot facilities in February and March 2015.

Cattle feeders, order buyers and bankers now have a tool from the Iowa Beef Center to help them make cattle buying decisions.

Interested in hunting and selling morel mushrooms in Iowa? If so, plan to take this three-hour class in April from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and be certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state.

Sometimes issues crop up with produce storage, leading to disappointment. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on how to avoid produce storage problems.

Children and youth learn best when they learn through experience. This positive youth development is the essence of 4-H and is featured in the international research journal Reclaiming Children and Youth.

Registration is open for six Good Agricultural Practice workshops that will be offered this spring by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released its annual publication titled Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa – 2015. It is intended to help farmers determine their own potential 2015 crop costs per acre and per bushel.

When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings. Include butterfly weed, a pretty, low maintenance perennial, in those plans to add significant beauty and value to a lawn. For maximum growth and beauty, specific growing procedures should be followed.

Seven February meetings are scheduled across the predominant cow-calf sector of Iowa to address the complexity of semen and bull selection.

Iowa Learning Farms begins its fifth year of monthly webinars with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. The webinar will be live on a special date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. 

Six publications in the series “Ethanol Coproducts for Beef Cattle” offer the latest information based on research and demonstration projects, and all are available for download from the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.

A team of accountants, clergy, retired professionals and students throughout Iowa volunteer to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists help train these volunteers.

With cold weather and snow outside, it's a good time to focus on indoor plants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for keeping indoor plants healthy during winter.

The newly revised Right-of-Way, Category 6 manual is available for Iowa’s commercial and public pesticide applicators through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The deadline for communities to apply to the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program has been extended to Friday, Feb. 27.

The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to Iowa’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years; now that information is provided at no charge thanks to a cooperative effort with KIIC Radio.

To hear more about these as well as other timely topics presented by prominent figures in the beef industry, producers are encouraged to register soon for the Driftless Beef Conference that runs from 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 through 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23.

People see babies and immediately start talking to them in a high pitched voice, exaggerating their vowel sounds. There’s a good reason for this behavior. Human sciences specialists talk about the benefits of “baby talk” in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.