Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-day crop production short course Feb. 18-19 focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management. Registration is limited to 40 participants; pre-registration is required and must be made by Feb. 11.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, March 8 at the Scheman Continuing Education Building and a supplemental field scouting basics class in May at the Field Extension Education Laboratory.
If planning for next year’s garden includes finding new plants for shady areas, consider the recommendations of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists while paging through and ordering from garden catalogs this winter.
Crop producers are faced with new grain storage issues as they store increasing amounts of grain for local processing, sometimes storing grain for a full year. A team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field and campus specialists is working to meet the informational needs farmers have related to grain storage.
Extension services in four states have teamed up to offer the 2014 Driftless Region Beef Conference Jan. 30 to 31 at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque. The Driftless Beef Conference will focus on efficient and economic beef and forage production.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers classes designed for farm women with an interest in being better business partners and owners. Several different types of classes are being offered across the state during the coming year.
Amaryllis are popular flowering bulbs grown indoors during the winter months. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to care for these plants so they'll bloom from year to year.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of meetings this February for fruit and vegetable growers on transplanting, advanced high tunnel tomato production, drip irrigation and water management, and invasive pest management.
Want to be trendy in 2014? Then eat more kale. This dark leafy green vegetable is considered to be a “nutritional powerhouse” and is high on the list of nutrition trends for the new year, said Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.
The Iowa Organic Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program invite farmers to tour Grain Millers Inc., a small-grain processing facility located in St. Ansgar, Iowa, on Friday, Feb. 7. The tour and program take a look at the challenges organic farmers and food processors have finding providing organic commodities to meet increased demand for organic food.
An ISU Extension and Outreach farm management team has developed two programs to help producers manage changes in the financial climate and learn how to protect their financial bottom line during years of negative returns.
Fighting in front of the children creates a family life where conflict is the norm – and this conflict can negatively impact the kids. Learn about the complex issue of parental conflict and its effect on children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Teaching young people basic money management skills will help them not only this year, but for years to come. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps make the High School Financial Planning Program available in Iowa.
The Iowa Beef Center, in partnership with the Iowa Cattleman’s Association, is offering the program series Heifer Development 2: Maintaining Your Investment. The series will address management practices to keep young cows in the herd to improve longterm profitability.
Nineteen Iowa youth delegates returned from National 4-H Congress inspired to make a difference, more culturally aware of the ethnic diversity around the world and in their local communities and having made friendships that will last a lifetime.