An organic cropping systems field day will be conducted by agronomists from Iowa State University and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service at the Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm, June 28 in Boone.
Extending family time can be easy — just add food and fitness. Lori Hayungs, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, offers the following tips on how to increase family time while encouraging children’s healthy development.
Farmers will have an opportunity to purchase seedstock through the National Sheep Improvement Program at the 2016 Center of the Nation NSIP Sale on July 23 at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa.
This week 15 Spencer youth were able to “Experience Medicine.” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay County partnered with the Spencer Hospital to offer area youth in grades 6-8 a hands-on opportunity to experience medical careers.
A skilled Iowa 4-H robotics team was invited to showcase their award winning robotics demonstration at the Iowa State Capitol in May. They’d accepted an invitation from Iowa’s Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, a proponent of STEM education and co-chair of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council in Iowa.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes Eric Savage as the new east field team lead for the 4-H Youth Development program. He begins the position July 5 and will be housed in the Clinton County office.
The cover crop and soil health field day Thursday, June 16 will be held at the Timber Frame Lodge off the Lake Macbride Trail, in Solon. The field day is hosted by Iowa Learning Farms in partnership with the Rapid Creek Watershed Project and Iowa Soybean Association.
Officially, summer doesn’t begin until June 21, but Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer. With it comes the need for lawn care. It can be hot, sweaty work, but there’s no questioning its necessity.