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While farmers work in the fields to harvest their crops, home gardeners can do the same. With luck there’s more than anyone can use in a week or two, which means storage is needed.

The 2016 Ag Chemical Dealer Update meetings are Nov. 22 in Iowa City and Dec. 7 in Ames. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will provide the most up-to-date recommendations and address future crop production challenges.

Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University, has authored a publication discussing chronic wasting disease and created a video with additional information about the disease that affects white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the 2016 Iowa Aquaculture Conference on Nov. 17 to provide farmers information about Iowa’s newest livestock industry.

Gabriele Edwards, a graduate of Iowa State University, has joined the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach team as an urban forestry specialist.

Throughout the year conservation practices field day attendees have had common questions and misconceptions about water quality and drainage. This webinar addresses those issues.

Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per farm to be donated to Iowa food pantries. They're well on their way to reaching that goal.

Fall has arrived in Iowa, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring flowers. Now is the time to act and prepare for spring-flowering bulbs, be it inside or outside, this fall and winter.

Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.

Providing care for aging parents, a spouse or loved one, or other family members can be a stressful responsibility and overwhelming experience. ISU Extension and Outreach offers “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” to help family caregivers find the support they need.

As more adults and children want or already have a cell phone, tablet or other device, families may begin to wonder: How much technology is too much – or not enough? This is a decision every parent needs to make, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The 16th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be Nov. 13-14 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The conference is a joint effort between Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability.

To encourage visits to farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has relaunched its Visit Iowa Farms website at www.visitiowafarms.org. The website serves as a database of farms across the state willing to host visitors.

Rainy periods like this fall test the integrity of ponds and there isn’t much you can do solve problems in the middle of a downpour. The best course of action is proper construction.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held three skill-a-thons at the Iowa State Fair this year, with 231 youth from 51 Iowa counties participating. Skill-a-thons were held for goat, sheep and swine.

Geraniums are beautiful plants which add color and vibrant detail to any landscape. However, they are ill-equipped to survive harsh winter conditions. There is a solution: Geraniums can be taken indoors and overwintered, then replanted in the spring.

Farmers, crop consultants and those interested are encouraged to attend the Palmer amaranth identification workshop on Oct. 3 near Chariton, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists Rebecca Vittetoe and Aaron Saeugling.

A new report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines the financial performance of Iowa farm businesses in 2015. Economist Alejandro Plastina used farm level data for the analysis of farm income, wealth, financial liquidity, farm size, enterprise mix, financial structure, financial performance and efficiency and farm program payments.

Several human sciences staff and faculty members with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.