Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County Fair Sept. 16. These families are the first in Iowa to know of their connection to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy – a project initiated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Sept.18-24 is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants farmers to focus their attention on potential slips and falls, which can be linked to serious injuries.
ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a Palmer Amaranth identification workshop Sept. 23 in Central City. This workshop will cover new discoveries of Palmer amaranth across the state, key traits to differentiate the common amaranth species in Iowa from Palmer amaranth, and management in both crop and non-crop areas.
The top two teams of youth from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana state crop scouting competitions competed in the Regional Crop Scouting Competition on Aug. 31 in Boone, Iowa. Both Iowa teams, Clayton County and Kuhlmann Seed, placed first and second at the regional competition.
Palmer amaranth has now been confirmed in more than 28 counties in Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host four meetings in the next two weeks focusing on identification, biology and management of Palmer amaranth in conservation plantings and row crop conditions.
One of the oldest regional cooperative efforts of land-grant universities in the United States, MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) continues to provide research-based, peer-reviewed and unbiased publications that supports the outreach mission of Iowa State University.
An Iowa State University student worked with ISU Extension and Outreach to create an interactive scavenger hunt for a summer “County Fair” event at Old MacDonald’s Farm in Cedar Rapids to help residents learn about agriculture and health.
Teenagers may view getting a job simply as a way to earn money, and that’s a valid reason to work. However, employment may bring additional benefits to teens and perhaps a few concerns for their parents, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
While flowering plants have a limited growing season outdoors, the 2017 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar showcases plants that can keep a home bright and beautiful throughout the year.
In an effort to protect human and animal health from the rise of antibiotic resistance, the Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines that will regulate medically important antibiotic use in animal feed.
A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach titled "Crop Rotations, Composting and Cover Crops for Organic Vegetable Production" provides detailed information on those three important aspects of organic production.
Results of the Iowa DNR annual August Roadside Survey showed little change in gamebird populations from last year. Previous results have shown population declines in most years of the survey’s 55-year history.
It takes work to increase young children’s interest in learning and build their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, says Joy Rouse, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.
Media, parents and child care providers play an important role in forming money habits in children. So give those preschoolers some pennies and start talking about money! That’s the advice of Sandra McKinnon, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.