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Many people love tomatoes from the garden, fresh and delicious. But diseases that attack them and limit their potential are no fun to deal with. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and ensure a big garden tomato crop.

In March 2016, the Center on Sustainable Communities and ISU Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development unit agreed to work together to provide resources and outreach on best practices in construction, planning and healthy living — and the Sustainability Collaborative was born.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is hosting the 2016 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 15 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station near Ames. The annual event will feature commercial production for farmers, extension personnel and Master Gardeners.

Pasture walks at the Iowa State University beef teaching farm and sheep teaching farm scheduled for July offer a great opportunity to learn about the farms' animals, facilities and research.

Iowa Learning Farms and farmer partner Mark Thompson will host a strip-tillage and cover crop field day Thursday, July 28. The 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. field day is near Badger.

The Aug. 2 field day at the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm near Chariton will focus on grazing opportunities and issues, including sericea infestation, fescue pasture renovation and on-farm cereal rye research.

Beef cattle producers, feedlot operators, veterinarians and others who want to increase their knowledge are invited to attend a two-day Master Hoof Care school offered by Iowa State University on Aug. 23-24 at Amana Farms.

A team of extension professionals and elected representatives from the Iowa Association of County Extension Councils has developed a diversity and inclusion strategic plan to guide Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s work in building a strong Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Department of Natural Resources received national recognition for a series of videos they created to help educate the public and local officials about flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program.

A new beginning farmer program in south central Iowa will help young farmers understand how to assess, manage and modify their financial situations to best fit their needs. The initial session is set for Aug. 4 beginning at the ISU Extension and Outreach Marion County Office at 5:30 p.m.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will be featured speakers at a central Iowa field day focused on strip-till technologies on Wednesday, July 13, at the Iowa State University Research Farm south of Ames.

Three ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will participate in the 10th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference later this month, helping educate women from across the state on conservation and water quality practices.

Iowa Learning Farms and partners will host a soil health and cover crop field day at the Jasper County Fair on Tuesday, July 19. The event is free and open to the public.

The ISU Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture program will introduce a special recognition during Farm Progress Show to showcase the lives of eight outstanding Iowa women.

Summer squash is a popular garden crop in Iowa, but problems can pop up that limit its success and hinder its overall growth. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and create a bountiful harvest.

Want kids to eat their vegetables and do better in school? Get them involved in gardening, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station will host the annual Iowa Turfgrass Field Day on July 28. The program includes demonstrations in three categories: golf course, sports turf, and lawn and landscape management.

Building a Culture of Conservation is the theme for the Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar on Wednesday, July 20 at 1 p.m.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a five-lesson online course to help Iowans decide whether now is a good time for them to buy a home. “A Place of Your Own” is available anytime, anywhere from any computer with internet access.