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Iowa State University Extension will celebrate Extension Week throughout the state March 21-25, 2011.
 

The State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI) and FFA Agriscience Fair need judges to review middle and high school science projects during the two events April 1-2 at Iowa State University in Ames.
 

Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will offer workshops in northwest and western Iowa March 29, 30 and 31 featuring environmental issues for feedlots and dairies that are medium-sized concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Iowa State University has released an online version of “Your Motivation Toolkit,” a self-guided training program in food safety for foodservice managers and supervisors.

The time is approaching to uncover hybrid tea roses and strawberries, cut back ornamental grasses and apply dormant oil spray to fruit trees.

Homegrown Lifestyle is for people living on a large lot or a small acreage with visions of producing food for their own use and practicing land stewardship, but aren't sure how or where to start.

Iowa and Minnesota pork producers attending the Swine Production Seminar can hear from industry experts and contribute to the conversation during an open discussion.

Parents have a new source for sound advice on raising kids and teens — the Science of Parenting, a new monthly radio program podcast from Iowa State University Extension. It’s available for free download.
 

For good health, eat a colorful diet during National Nutrition Month in March as well as the rest of the year, says ISU Extension nutrition specialist Sarah Francis.
 

 Iowa State University Extension has scheduled a series of certification workshops in April for people who want to sell morel mushrooms.

“The New Extension Commons: Connecting People and Programs,” the theme of the 2011 National Urban Extension Conference, will focus on the unique needs of urban and suburban communities across the nation and how extension professionals can meet these needs.

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-host a workshop focusing on cover crops at the Clay County Regional Events Center, Spencer, on March 10.

The Iowa State University Extension Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic (ISU-PIDC) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship confirmed that a single dead specimen of the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys, was recently collected in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and submitted to ISU PIDC for diagnosis.

The proper time to prune deciduous and evergreen shrubs is determined by the plant’s growth habit, bloom time and health or condition. 

The “My 4-H. My Commitment.” gala raised more than $36,000 for the Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development program.

In a report he authored for the new issue of IAbiz magazine, ISU economist David Swenson points out that very large fractions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 have some impact on commerce and Iowa's workers in general, small businesses in particular, and on the state's important and diverse insurance industry.
 

Iowa State University Extension and partners are offering the 2011 Ag Market Outlook Seminars to provide producers with timely information to make the best decisions for their operations.

Iowa pork producer Greg Carlson explains why he subscribes to the distance education series SowBridge.

To provide an opportunity for Iowa business leaders, homeowners, livestock producers and environmentalists to consult on wind and solar energy, Iowa State University Extension in Plymouth County, along with other partner organizations, is presenting a Wind/Solar Energy Conference.