The Iowa State University Extension Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (ISU-PIDC) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed that a single dead specimen of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, was recently collected in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and submitted to ISU PIDC for diagnosis.
In a report he authored for the new issue of IAbiz magazine, ISU economist David Swenson points out that very large fractions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 have some impact on commerce and Iowa's workers in general, small businesses in particular, and on the state's important and diverse insurance industry.
To provide an opportunity for Iowa business leaders, homeowners, livestock producers and environmentalists to consult on wind and solar energy, Iowa State University Extension in Plymouth County, along with other partner organizations, is presenting a Wind/Solar Energy Conference.
The Iowa Water Conference is a collaborative effort of the Ag and the Environment, Flood Plain Management, Iowa Learning Farms, Stormwater and Water Monitoring conferences. The goal of this partnership is to create greater awareness of Iowa urban and agricultural water issues through sustainable watershed management.
On March 1 in Mahaska County, the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) and Iowa State University Extension will provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQAPlus®) program.
The Iowa 4-H Center offers nine unique weeks of day camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 10 years old. Beginning June 6, each week offers a different theme including days filled with swimming, crafts and group games.
More than 400 samples have been submitted for a forage testing project initiated by the Iowa Beef Center, ISU's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Iowa Forage and Grassland Council and the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee.