Field days provide opportunity for gardeners to learn about year’s garden themes - donating produce to food banks and planting for pollinators. 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach food safety specialists will be providing free agricultural water food safety testing for up to 100 hobby gardeners and very small fruit and vegetable producers in Iowa for an upcoming ISU Extension and Outreach research project.

Watershed partners will host a a cover crop and soil health field day June 16,  5-8:00 p.m. at Tom and Anita Wall’s farm in rural Iowa City.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach food safety specialists need Iowans' help in acquiring samples of aronia berry jam and jelly for an upcoming ISU Extension and Outreach research project.

ISU Research and Demonstration Farm research is being conducted on crops and soil health, cover crops, water quality and drainage. They host field days to give the public a chance to see research projects in progress and to meet those involved in the research.

Creativity and teamwork have garnered a unique honor for Iowa State University and the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau. This university-community partnership received the Odyssey of the Mind Creativity Award during the opening ceremony of the international education program’s World Finals in Ames.

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop field day Wednesday, June 15, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Kelly and Irene Tobin’s farm, in rural New Market.

The sycamore tree is one of Iowa’s largest trees, found mainly in the eastern and southern parts of the state. It’s a great tree to have on a landscape, but it can run into problems.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition will provide FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Human Food Training June 13-15, 2016 on the Iowa State campus.

The Iowa State University Department of Horticulture will be hosting a pair of open houses to provide information and stimulate discussion about hop production in Iowa.

Forgoing mowing in spring and delaying summer mowing allows sufficient time for Iowa’s breeding pheasants, quail, meadowlarks and 16 other common species of grassland-nesting birds to raise their young in nests they build during this time of the year.

A weed and brush management field day June 22 will look at crops following cover crops and the latest on handling area weed pressures.

A June 21 weed and brush field day will focus on control of  Sericea Lespedeza, a prevalent weed in southern Iowa that is becoming a bigger issue for producers.

Beneficial insects that will help battle the emerald ash borer, a highly destructive pest of ash trees, will be released in Jefferson County. Over the next few weeks several thousand stingless, parasitic wasps will be released at Whitham Woods near Fairfield, Iowa. This is the first release of the natural enemies of EAB in Iowa.

The 2016 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop will highlight the latest information on reproductive technologies in beef cattle.

Low-income mothers from rural communities say participating in outdoor activities as a family is a primary need for their physical and emotional well-being. But a new research paper co-authored by Iowa State University‘s Kimberly Greder demonstrates many of these families aren’t getting time together.

The preventive controls and animal food safety plans course is a three-day program for individuals responsible for animal feed and feed ingredient safety at milling and processing facilities.

Understanding the different types of ticks that are found in the state and how to remove ticks if they become attached to a human or domestic animal is the focus of a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program will host the sixth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on Aug. 2 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone at 1928 240th St.