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The Iowa 4-H Foundation’s website has unveiled a new look. The new site features detailed descriptions of outright and planned giving opportunities, as well as online registration for foundation events and a 4-H alumni directory.

Eastern Iowa livestock producers with an interest in beginning or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending a series of Greenhorn Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension. This short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

A handbook for establishing and managing prairies on farmland, Incorporating Prairies into Multifunctional Landscapes (PMR 1007) has gone into its second printing, and the updated version is now available from the Iowa State University Extension Online Store.

Rhubarb can easily be grown in Iowa for pies, tarts, sauces, jellies, puddings and punch; learn where to plant and how and when to harvest rhubarb. 

Before natural disasters strike, families should develop emergency plans and create emergency supply kits. This message is one Iowa State University Extension hopes Iowans will take seriously.

Storms that cause tree damage often leave homeowners wondering if they need a tree care professional and how to select one. ISU Extension Forester Jesse Randall outlines steps for making those decisions.

Laura Christianson, Ph.D. candidate in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department at Iowa State, will talk about the benefits and challenges of bioreactors during Iowa Learning Farms' May webinar on May 18.

Beef producers interested in learning to optimize forage and livestock production while conserving natural resources may attend the southern Iowa Greenhorn Grazing series. Five day-long modules are set for May through November.

Iowa youth have until June 1 to register for the Iowa 4-H Film Festival Aug. 12 at the Iowa State Fair. Youth who have completed any of grades 5-12 are eligible to participate in the event, creating films that educate, inspire, or are "just 4 fun."

Horticulture specialists answer questions about the care of modern roses, such as teas, floribundas and grandifloras.

The ISU Extension  2011 cash rental rate survey for Iowa found that the average cash rent for corn and soybean land in the state for 2011 is $214 per acre, an increase of $30 per acre or 16 percent from a year ago.

Whether driven by economics, food recalls or simply the desire to “do it themselves,” 20 new Iowa State University Extension Master Food Volunteers are trained, certified and ready to share their knowledge about safe and efficient methods of home food preservation.

The president-elect of the Government of the Student Body at Iowa State University started his adventure at Iowa State University with his leadership experiences as the president of the Guys n’ Gals 4-H club in Louisa County.

Armed with an all-American theme and 200 prom dresses to tear apart for material, teams of Iowa teens will design original gowns during the third annual Stitch This! 4-H Design Challenge Aug. 19-20 at the Iowa State Fair. The winning team’s design will be professionally prototyped, mass produced and made available nationwide.

Two ISU Extension nutrition education programs for low-income families  have earned the Iowa Family Support Credential from the Iowa Department of Management.

Extension professionals from across the nation are gathering in Des Moines May 2–5 for the 2011 National Urban Extension Conference. 

With the Iowa Public Employees Leadership Academy, public sector employees have a convenient and easy-to-access way to gain training that will benefit them as supervisors.

The Iowa State University Extension hotline for consumer horticulture questions serves an ever-increasing number of gardeners.

Overweight kids often become overweight adults, gaining not only weight, but also chronic diseases and related health care costs. Iowa State University Extension examines what parents can do about this serious health problem in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.