Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:40

Planting flowers at a local park, preparing a community meal, sharing stories with older adults or performing random acts of kindness: These are a few examples of service projects that Iowa youth will engage in during Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 09:37

When the kids start clamoring for a kitten or a dog or a hamster, how should parents respond? During April, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about when and whether children should have pets in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 09:03

Four 4-H members have been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Conference April 6-11 in Washington, D.C. Lauren Baker, Winfield; Kysa Downing, Creston; Jayde Hapgood, Kensett; and David Runneals, Nevada, will represent Iowa’s interests in the national 4-H program,

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 13:52

Spring begins the farmers’ market season across Iowa. As Iowans seek fresh produce and support local growers, they should follow general guidelines to make sure locally-grown food is safe to eat, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists say.

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 09:11

During the Quad County Health Fair, 36 older Iowans participated in Iowa State University nutritional assessments for people age 65 and older. Using new measurement tools that detect malnutrition in older adults, an Iowa State research team identified five of these Iowans as at risk for malnutrition.

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 09:01

Americans are being encouraged to personalize their eating style during National Nutrition Month. This campaign from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 11:48

With food, entertainment and more than 125 auction packages, the Iowa 4-H Foundation's Fourth Annual Gala, presented by John Deere, raised $92,000 to support the Iowa 4-H program statewide and at the club level. Even some 4-H youth played a role in reaching this amount.

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:29

Judges are needed for the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa and FFA Agriscience Fair. The competitions will be held in Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University on April 5.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 17:41

Local 4-H camping programs are strong and growing across Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is committed to high quality 4-H camping programs.