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A farm just outside Gilmore City is home to Iowa State University’s Agriculture Drainage Research and Demonstration Site, a facility that has been working to further Iowa State University’s water conservation efforts since 1990.

The 4-H Youth Development program in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for five field specialist positions across Iowa.

During winter, indoor flowering plants purchased from floral shops and other retailers can really brighten a home. To get the most enjoyment from the plants, give them proper care.

Training farmers to manage and build their business is the goal of a new eight-week program offered to aspiring, new and established farmers.

The 31st annual Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association conference will be held Jan. 28-29 in Ankeny, Iowa.

The inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference is scheduled for Feb.13 in Ames, Iowa. Keynote speaker Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms will be featured along with a wide variety of educational options, a trade show, lunch and giveaways.

Eat better. Exercise more. Get organized. Learn something new. It’s that time of year when adults make resolutions to help them reach their goals. It’s also a good time for parents to help their children build goal-setting skills, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

Winter has officially arrived in Iowa, and with it comes snow. How will it affect landscapes? Are there steps that can be taken to alleviate winter’s effects? 

To support women farmers and land owners and their important role in Iowa agriculture, ISU Extension and Outreach provides research-based educational programs through the Women in Agriculture program.

On Thursday Jan. 21, John Lawrence and Jacqueline Comito will discuss the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the challenges of meeting the goals of reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loss from Iowa.

Registrations for two distance education programs for specific segments of the pork industry are now open through Iowa State University.

Some plants are so beautiful that it’s worth the extra effort to spread them around. That’s where propagation comes in. With a little work and the proper cuttings, certain plants’ beauty can be easily shared.

Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and ISU Extension and Outreach are conducting a meat judging coaches clinic Feb. 14 at the Iowa State Meat lab in Kildee Hall on the Iowa State campus. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 2016 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for Jan. 30 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

The Driftless Region Beef Conference Feb. 4-5, 2016 is an educational event offering benefits to beef producers in four states.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has elected Cathann Kress as a new trustee to its board of directors. Kress is Iowa State University’s vice president for extension and outreach and a tenured professor in the school of education.
 

Federally inspected meat cuts are available on the Iowa State campus through the ISU meat laboratory in Kildee Hall. Meat can be ordered online.

The holiday season is here, and so are holiday plants. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to handle seasonal plants this holiday season.

The Sheep Production Skill Development Workshop will be held on Jan. 16 in the Deb and Jeff Hanson Agriculture Learning Center in Ames.