A new application available for Apple® devices helps protect consumers from bad leftovers. The “4-Day Throw Away” application, available now from the App Store℠, is an extension of the 4-Day Throw Away campaign.
Volunteer shooting sports instructors from throughout the United States will come to Central Iowa for the National 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshop May 15-20. Registration is open to current adult volunteers in state 4-H shooting sports programs.
Spring sessions of “Smart investing @ your library®” are beginning in 25 rural libraries throughout the state. The courses promote investor education resources and programming and are offered through a collaboration of the State Library of Iowa, the Ames Public Library and Iowa State University Extension.
As Iowa's spring and summer storms break and scatter tree branches and limbs, homeowners should know that some tree species are more susceptible to storm damage than others. Age and prior care of the tree are also factors contributing to the extent of damage caused by strong winds.
One sure sign that spring has truly arrived is the bright yellow flowers of the forsythia. This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts have answers to questions about this deciduous shrub native to China, Korea and Europe.
In Johnson County, 4-H has offered mentoring services through an affiliation with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBS) for 30 years. This year, Johnson County 4-H developed a program that combines the one-to-one mentoring of BBBS and the club community activities of 4-H into one program.
Current Issues in Nutrition will address the rationale behind the new lower sodium recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines. The two-part online conference from Iowa State also will examine the implications for the general public, health care professionals and the food industry.
Three publications from Iowa State University Extension aim to help educate and instruct land stewards on the proper and safe methods for carrying out a prescribed burn, a useful tool to achieve specific land management goals and objectives.
The Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference is May 11 at Iowa State University. The conference will provide updated information for farm managers, rural appraisers, real estate brokers, lenders and others who have an interest in Iowa farmland.