Iowa parents are learning ways to grow and strengthen their families through the “Together We Can” program offered by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. This program includes eight interactive lessons that focus on creating a healthy future for Iowa families.

On Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Iowa State University community will get to experience and learn about locally grown food at the Local Food Festival: An Adventure in Eating on the ISU campus in Ames.

Raspberries are a delicious part of any garden, but they are vulnerable to intrusion from pests and other maladies. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to obtain a bountiful raspberry harvest.

Each month, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s 2016 Garden Calendar captivates with images of visiting guests of the garden.

The C6 BioFarm game suite for iPad became available for free download Sept. 9, 2015. The application, designed by a team of Iowa State students, will teach middle and high school students about agricultural production, bioenergy, STEM careers, and more.

During National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 20-26, agriculture engineering experts at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach suggest farmers plan ahead for hazardous situations that may occur in confined spaces.

“Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.” That’s one of the ways more than 600 Iowa teenagers describe their vision for the future of the 4-H Youth Development program in Iowa.

Growing switchgrass and miscanthus for bioenergy production and bioproduct markets research will be featured at the Bioenergy Field Tour on Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m.

Spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, must be planted in the fall so their blooms may be enjoyed in the spring. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on planting, storing and forcing spring-flowering bulbs.

The emerald ash borer, a highly destructive insect of ash trees, has been confirmed in Dubuque, Iowa. Twenty-eight of Iowa’s counties have now been confirmed positive.

Food microbiologist Shannon Coleman is a new assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and a Human Sciences Extension and Outreach specialist at Iowa State University. Her job will take Iowa State’s longstanding, interdepartmental efforts in food safety and consumer food protection, and extend that research-based education to small farmers and food entrepreneurs.

Informational meetings regarding the Margin Protection Program for Dairy will be held at three locations on Friday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. - noon.

HyperStream with the IT-Olympics has a record breaking number of clubs involved for its eighth year. This program for middle school and high school youth happens throughout the school year and focuses on different aspects of technology.

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Cooper Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5-6:30 p.m., at Moore Angus Farms, rural Melrose. The field day will focus on grazing and grassland management

A record breaking 125 Iowa 4-H volunteers from 91 counties were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 23 at the Iowa State Fair.

The Van Buren County Pasture Walk will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in Keosauqua. The event will focuson baleage.

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2014 Summary Report indicates that fewer than half of the farmers surveyed have identified successors for their farm operations.

Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden. The trick is to know the best times and ways to manage particular types of flowers, like lilies, daylilies and peonies. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on managing different types of flowers during the late summer and early fall.

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa are hosting a field day Sept. 10 at the Arliss Nielsen farm, rural Woolstock. The field day will focus on drainage water management and cover crops.