Across Iowa, science, technology, engineering and math activities – also known as STEM -- are engaging 4-H members and schoolchildren. STEM is enriching their lives and connecting them with science in a fun way with activities like FIRST LEGO League.
Children and youth learn best when they learn through experience. This positive youth development is the essence of 4-H and is featured in the international research journal Reclaiming Children and Youth.
When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings. Include butterfly weed, a pretty, low maintenance perennial, in those plans to add significant beauty and value to a lawn. For maximum growth and beauty, specific growing procedures should be followed.
Six publications in the series “Ethanol Coproducts for Beef Cattle” offer the latest information based on research and demonstration projects, and all are available for download from the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.
A team of accountants, clergy, retired professionals and students throughout Iowa volunteer to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists help train these volunteers.
The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to Iowa’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years; now that information is provided at no charge thanks to a cooperative effort with KIIC Radio.
To hear more about these as well as other timely topics presented by prominent figures in the beef industry, producers are encouraged to register soon for the Driftless Beef Conference that runs from 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 through 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23.
People see babies and immediately start talking to them in a high pitched voice, exaggerating their vowel sounds. There’s a good reason for this behavior. Human sciences specialists talk about the benefits of “baby talk” in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre. Land values were determined by the Iowa Land Value Survey, which was conducted in November by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University.