Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:33
Craig Chase, ISU Extension farm management specialist and interim marketing program leader at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will coordinate the Local Food and Farm Initiative, a new statewide program that aims to boost production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumption of Iowa-grown food.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 12:55
The top 10 films produced by Iowa teens and preteens have been selected for the 2011 Iowa 4-H Film Festival. The films will be shown Friday, Aug. 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m., on the big screen in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 12:40
The Connecting Families to the Environment Conference will help families learn how to improve their physical, mental and financial health by looking at the environment around them. The conference is Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Borlaug Learning Center located at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 10:11
Seventy Iowa youths in grades 5-12 will talk food and "Cook This!" at the Iowa State Fair. The youths will compete in three- and four-member teams during this three-part culinary challenge Aug. 15, 16 and 17.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 09:32
Iowa youth now can quickly find science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) resources near them. CYSTEM, an online map resource created by Extension Science, Engineering and Technology (E-SET), is designed to link Iowa youth with STEM programs, careers and mentors.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 07:56
Outstanding 4-H’ers from across Iowa have been awarded 4-H scholarships from the Iowa 4-H Foundation and will be honored in a scholarship recognition ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Stories about the individual 4-H scholarship recipients are available by county.
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 09:04
As consumers check their refrigerators and freezers for recalled fresh and frozen ground turkey products, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach encourages following food safety best practices all the time.
Friday, August 5, 2011 - 11:52
A film festival, a robotics challenge, a culinary challenge and a runway fashion show are only a few of the entertaining and educational events awaiting visitors to the 4-H Exhibits Building at the 2011 Iowa State Fair.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 13:12
Iowa State University (ISU) is giving Iowans the chance to display photos at the Iowa State Fair. As part of the university's exhibit in the northeast corner of the Varied Industries Building during the fair, Iowa residents are encouraged to submit photos to illustrate how Iowa State and ISU Extension and Outreach are making a difference in their communities.
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 07:03
Trends over the past three years indicate that teens are more likely to think it’s OK to get drunk or use marijuana and other drugs. Prevention advocates are issuing a wake-up call to parents in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.