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.

Fifty-one Iowa 4-H’ers have received 2016 state 4-H project awards. These 4-H youth are recognized as the top winners in their project areas across the state. The awards are given to youth who have exhibited mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area.

On June 30 Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Kemin Industries President and CEO Chris Nelson, co-chairs of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council, recognized Iowa STEM’s North Central Hub. The hub is housed at Iowa State University.

Anyone who lives with teens often may hear them grumble that they are tired. To lessen the complaints, parents can take steps to help their teens get more sleep, says Cheryl Clark, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

Emerald ash borer has been positively identified in Brighton and Birmingham, bringing the total number of confirmed counties to 34 since it was first detected in Iowa back in 2010.

A new nutrition software program will help Iowa goat producers with accurate information on nutrition needs and diet formulations for their animals. "Goat Nutrition" is for all goats of all ages, and the one-time price includes personalized assistance and future updates.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Beef Center are preparing for the ISU Feedlot School 2016 to be held at the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis, beginning July 12.

Blueberries require some special care and watering to maximize their potential. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help figure out how to get the most of blueberries for a bountiful, sweet harvest.

Because of Pak choi's rising popularity, Ajay Nair has authored a publication highlighting the types of Pak choi that can be grown, as well as the management techniques necessary to produce a strong crop.

A back to the basics cover crop field day is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Tama Civic Center in Tama. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will discuss opportunities to add a cover crop following seed corn.

Two new publications specifically for corn and soybean farmers provide easy-to-read disease listings and overviews, basic instructions for using diagnostic and scouting tools, and non-technical management recommendations.

Web platform provides in-season field information and predictions for management decisions.

Anyone with an interest in learning more about the biology, sampling, scouting and management of soybean cyst nematodes is welcome to attend the Soybean Cyst Nematode Clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa.

Anyone who wants to learn more about corn and soybean disease management should register for the Crop Disease Clinic set for Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa.