Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 13:25

A child’s diet is largely influenced by his or her parent or guardian. Sarah Francis, an ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist, offers tips on how to be a healthy nutrition role model.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:24

Storm damage comes in many forms. Will insurance cover the damage? It depends on what caused the damage and it depends on the insurance. Timothy Griesdorn, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist, suggests reviewing insurance coverage every year to make sure it meets your needs.

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:23

For answers to just about any home and family question, families have been calling AnswerLine, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach telephone hotline for more than 30 years. With a recently updated website and a new Facebook page and Twitter account, AnswerLine now has even more ways to tackle whatever questions Iowans and other AnswerLine users may have.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 11:02

Current Issues in Nutrition, a two-part online conference from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, takes a closer look at why and how nutrition professionals can get involved with regional food systems.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 14:41

The GIS Mapping Replication and Expansion Project, a unique partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and 4-H, was honored by the FWS and 4-H National Headquarters with the 2012 Connecting Youth with Nature through Natural Resources Conservation Education Award. Two Iowa youth, Jennifer and Benjamin Akers of Oskaloosa, were presented the award and spoke about the project within Iowa.

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 10:14

The Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge and Cook This! 4-H Culinary Challenge return to the 4-H Exhibits Building for five days of competition during the 2012 Iowa State Fair. Applications for both events will be accepted until June 1, and the youth teams selected and announced July 1.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 13:03

Today the Wellmark Foundation presented over $400,000 to three grant recipients in Central Iowa. The organizations were chosen out of 111 applicants to receive funding to implement initiatives encouraging healthy lifestyles through programs that will teach healthy behaviors to children and school and community gardens.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:28

Almost 200 Iowa 4-H'ers competed in the 13th annual Iowa Youth Horse Jamboree March 24 and 25 at Iowa State University. A portion of the winners will represent Iowa 4-H at the Denver Horse Classic and Ohio Youth Congress this fall and winter.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 13:13

Adults interested in leading youth in the Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure program can sign up for training in May. Leaders may be trained in three curricula.