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October 24, 2013 10:19 AM

With the slightest breeze, shade and ornamental trees send a shower of leaves to carpet the lawn, drive and sidewalk. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer homeowners’ questions as they decide how to deal with fallen leaves.

October 24, 2013 10:12 AM

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® 2.0 Advisors at a session offered at Iowa State University by the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) on Nov. 26.

October 21, 2013 08:35 AM

New extension beef specialist Patrick Wall will serve southeast Iowa livestock producers as their connection to Iowa State University and the Iowa Beef Center. He brings industry experience and expertise that complement and strengthen Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educational efforts to Iowa’s beef industry.

October 21, 2013 08:25 AM

A new USDA rule requiring official identification for all interstate commerce went into effect March 11, 2013. It requires official identification and an official certificate of veterinary inspection for nearly all livestock crossing state lines for exhibitions, rodeos, shows and similar events.

October 17, 2013 08:32 AM

Putting the garden to bed for the winter is a matter of cleaning up and covering up. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have recommendations on cutting foliage as part of fall clean up.

October 17, 2013 08:26 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering workshops to build Iowans’ health insurance literacy so they can make informed decisions and choose a health insurance policy that meets their needs. Smart Choice Health Insurance workshops are being offered throughout Iowa.

October 16, 2013 01:25 PM

The 13th Annual Iowa Organic Conference is scheduled for Nov. 17 – 18. The conference will be held in Iowa City at the Iowa Memorial Union.

October 16, 2013 09:39 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop field day in Storm Lake on Nov. 1.

October 11, 2013 08:47 AM

Post-doctoral research associate Megan Van Emon came to Iowa State University for the opportunity to work with beef-related research and with extension faculty and staff. After several months, she couldn’t imagine herself being anywhere else.

October 10, 2013 09:08 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa NSF EPSCoR educational character, C6, and accompanying educational package were featured in a joint exhibit at Hilton Concourse, Oct. 4.  The pre-dinner event introduced ISU Foundation Order of the Knoll members and guests to STEM research and educational activities conducted by 4-H Youth Development, ISU Extension and Outreach's youth program.

October 9, 2013 01:21 PM

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach point out types of trees and plants that have colorful fall foliage.

October 9, 2013 12:59 PM

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a field day on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Southeastern Community College, West Burlington. The field day will focus on use of cover crops for erosion control and soil health.

October 9, 2013 12:59 PM

With the help of ISU Extension and Outreach, an Iowa State research team has piloted the “Living well through Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise” (or LIFE) program in several Iowa communities. The program is aimed at reaching older adults in rural areas who are isolated or do not have access to a gym.

October 9, 2013 12:32 PM

Advances in soil-testing research has led Iowa State University Extension agronomists to revise recommendations for phosphorus, potassium and lime.

October 8, 2013 03:03 PM

Iowa State University has joined the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, an international organization consisting of state/public and private higher education institutions with a broad scholarly agenda to advance university-community efforts. Consortium membership supports Iowa State’s efforts to expand the vision of outreach and engagement.

October 8, 2013 07:32 AM

Two informational meetings concerning the presence of emerald ash borer will be held in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 7. The 1 p.m. meeting is for people in the Green Industry and the 6:30 p.m. meeting is for homeowners.

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.

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