Dairy producers in northeast Iowa will learn how to improve and manage their transition cow program at the 2016 Transition Cow Field Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The program is scheduled at seven Iowa locations in March.
Over the past six years, “Juntos: For a Better Education” has spread across the state of Iowa. The five-week program brings Latino parents and their children together, helping them make education and higher education a priority for their family. In 2016, the program will expand to northwest Iowa.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists are asking soybean farmers to provide yield and agronomic data specific to their soybean production fields by March 1. The data will be used for a three-year project to identify key factors that prohibit soybean farmers from obtaining yields that are potentially attainable on their respective farms.
With snow covering the ground across much of Iowa, the current winter climate isn’t hospitable for outdoor growth of flowers. But it’s the perfect time to prepare for spring by forcing bulbs indoors. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on which plants work best with this method.
The total cost of corn and soybean production in Iowa is expected to fall this year, according to a report published by Alejandro Plastina, an assistant professor in economics at Iowa State University and ISU Extension and Outreach economist.
The regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar for February will be Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. Kevin Meyer will discuss how decisions made by individuals, groups and any other “profit-seekers” can produce pollution as a by-product of these decisions.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices are one of the partners in the state who provide staff, a work location, Internet access or equipment for volunteers who offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance to Iowa residents with low to moderate incomes.
Interested in hunting and selling morel mushrooms in Iowa? If so, plan to take this three-hour class in March or April from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and be certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa.
Trees add value to the landscape, so homeowners may become concerned when their trees develop unusual growths. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what causes some of these growths.
The Nonprofit Management Alliance, a partnership of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County, the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Siouxland, will be holding a workshop on wage and labor laws and adherence to the Fair Labor Standards Act on Feb. 4 in Sioux City.
As an increasing number of people find themselves juggling work and the responsibilities of providing care to a family member, experts with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach advise that communication is key.
Local foods leaders from across the state of Iowa will have a pair of opportunities to meet together next month, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosting events in Ames Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.
Researchers with the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project have documented 130 findings, some of which will be explored during a Feb. 11 webinar, open to the public through Iowa State University. The five-year USDA research project, led by Lois Wright Morton, a professor of sociology at Iowa State, is nearing completion.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Science Center of Iowa to put on “Roll of the Dice: From Neurons to Community,” Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa.