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October 4, 2013 03:28 PM

There’d be no 4-H clover without heads, hearts, hands and health. But the Iowa 4-H program itself would be hard pressed to continue without volunteers.

October 4, 2013 12:28 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach, in partnership with local agencies, will be offering a panel discussion on keeping children safe on Oct. 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Callender. This event is free to the public.

October 3, 2013 01:07 PM

To enjoy the beauty of daffodils in spring, gardeners must plant daffodils in the fall. There are several thousand daffodil varieties, but standard planting practices, including how to force daffodils indoors.

October 3, 2013 10:39 AM

National 4-H Week is Oct. 6-12 and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating 4-H youth who make an impact on Iowa communities, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

October 3, 2013 07:16 AM

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, making this the fourth location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa.

October 2, 2013 01:17 PM

Mark Tomer, research soil scientist at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, will be the guest presenter during the Iowa Learning Farms' webinar Oct. 16.

October 1, 2013 01:46 PM

During National Energy Awareness Month in October, family life specialists talk about getting kids to understand the impacts of their energy use in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

October 1, 2013 12:12 PM

Nearly 200 school administrators, teachers and students from across Iowa will get together this month to strategize ways to improve the outcomes of Latino students in both high school and college.

October 1, 2013 08:48 AM

Every generation puts its own spin on the aging process, and people today are approaching their 50s, 60s, 70s and older years differently from their parents. Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is helping Iowans take a closer look at how they want to age.

September 30, 2013 10:13 AM

A one-day “Beef Facilities Conference” will be held Nov. 21 to share current research findings and discuss building management and cattle performance. The conference will be held at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

September 30, 2013 08:52 AM

The network of computers that make up the Iowa Environmental Mesonet gathers, collects, disseminates and archives weather observation data under the management of Daryl Herzmann. Thousands of people and computers access the information each day — including the National Weather Service.

September 27, 2013 10:50 AM

A six-week challenge to improve the health of Iowa families began Monday, Sept. 23 and will continue through Nov. 1.

September 27, 2013 07:54 AM

Tender perennials such as tuberous begonias, gladioli, cannas and dahlias will not survive Iowa's harsh winter weather outdoors and must be dug in the fall and stored indoors through the winter months.

September 25, 2013 09:58 AM

Sara Shepherd, Julie Van Waardhuizen, Rexanne Struve and Brandi Wiig: Although their farming situations vary, these Iowa women all credit Annie’s Project with improving their ability to make sound risk management decisions.

September 19, 2013 07:57 AM

Members of the extension crops team from Iowa State University responded to producer questions related to the late spring, dry summer and slow crop development by holding meetings in north central Iowa last week. For the benefit of those not attending the meetings, ISU Extension and Outreach has made video recordings of their presentations available online.

September 19, 2013 07:30 AM

While gardeners are busy with late summer garden chores and arranging mums for fall displays, they should also be planning ahead for Christmas blooms. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain how to achieve perfectly timed Christmas cactus, poinsettia and amaryllis blooms.

September 13, 2013 01:55 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a revised publication on how to protect ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer damage. Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, is available for free download from the Extension and Outreach Online Store.

September 13, 2013 01:34 PM

Those interested in what’s happening in the area of beef nutrition research at Iowa State University should register by Sept. 25 for the “Beef Nutrition Research Showcase” set for Oct. 3.

September 13, 2013 12:29 PM

Proper lawn care in the fall helps maintain a healthy, vigorous lawn and can revive a declining lawn. This year, lawn dormancy needs to be considered before completing important fall chores include mowing, fertilization, weed control and aeration.

September 12, 2013 03:03 PM

The 2014 Annual Garden Calendar, “The Wonder of Trees,” is now available for purchase from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach online store.

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