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Visitors to the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7-17 may venture with Cy around the fairgrounds to learn more about Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as enjoy the exhibits of thousands of Iowa youth who participate in 4-H Youth Development.

Mid-to-late summer is an excellent time to manage the flowers growing around the house, yard and garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on how to do so successfully.

In Iowa, local food is fun, but it also is a vehicle for rural economic development, as four new videos from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach show.

Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State and Merck Animal Health are sponsoring an Aug. 12 clinic led by Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a consulting feedyard veterinarian from Nebraska, at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield.

Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items.

Farmers and crop advisers throughout the upper Midwest are encouraged to attend the Resilient Agriculture Conference Aug. 5-7, in person at Ames, Iowa, or online.

As the temperature and humidity level rise outside, pork producers need to address animal comfort indoors, according to the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.

A larva collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a residential tree in Muscatine has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier.

The "Retirement: Secure Your Future" series is now available for free download from the ISU Extension and Outreach online store. 

Beginning and young Iowa beef producers can get unique networking and educational opportunities from a two-day bus trip to Nebraska planned for early September.

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will help sponsor a Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar next month. 

There is a lot to know about properly growing and storing potatoes. Here are a few tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

4-H teen leaders will be helping youth through a new interactive Commodity Carnival game that will be featured at the Iowa State Fair and eight county fairs in Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering farm leasing meetings throughout Iowa during July and August. The three-hour workshops focus on issues related to land values and rental rates,  Iowa’s Water Quality Initiative, and the Agricultural Act of 2014.

Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms kicks off its series of Demonstration Home Garden Field Days July 21 in southwest Iowa, continuing through Aug. 9.

The third annual Urban-Ag Academy conference will be held in Ames from July 17 through July 19.

Some of the nation's leading beef producers, retailers, government officials, NGOs, animal scientists, veterinarians and students will discuss beef cattle welfare this week on Iowa State University's campus.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach summer interns are making a contribution to Extension and Outreach educational efforts throughout Iowa.

Grazing consultant Jim Gerrish will hold a series of five workshops across Iowa Aug. 18-22 in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Center.