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February 4, 2013 10:34 AM

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites are open across the state to help individuals and families who have incomes at or below $51,000 file their tax returns at no cost. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach assisted a number of communities with establishing these sites to provide the service.

February 4, 2013 08:43 AM

Parents have choices about ways to guide and discipline their children. In March, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring a free, interactive webinar for parents and grandparents with tips on using love and limits to teach children to be respectful and responsible.

January 31, 2013 08:15 AM

Enjoy indoor flowering plants and cut flowers longer with proper care. Learn from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach about caring for and transplanting flowering indoor plants.

January 29, 2013 03:16 PM

The American Planning Association is honoring an Iowa State University faculty member and extension specialist with a national award.

January 29, 2013 02:53 PM

Since 2004, Iowa State University has been participating in a multi-state study to research the health and well-being of rural families who have low incomes and young children. ISU Extension and Outreach researchers are specifically examining the health and well-being of Latino immigrant families in Iowa, and have recently published findings regarding families’ ability to understand their new food environments and children’s eating practices.

January 29, 2013 10:03 AM

The Cedar County Economic Development Commission, in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach and the Cedar County Agricultural Extension District, has hired Shelise Parsley to serve as an ISU Extension community development specialist and economic development director for Cedar County. It's the latest in a growing number of shared community and economic development positions in ISU Extension and Outreach.

January 28, 2013 02:43 PM

Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about herd health and disease diagnostics, get livestock and grain economic outlooks, and hear about changing feed and diet options at the 2013 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences scheduled for February.

January 28, 2013 02:27 PM

Although Iowa cattle typically can tolerate winter conditions surprisingly well, colder temperatures can mean higher nutrition needs for cow herds, says Iowa State University Extension beef specialist.

January 25, 2013 02:33 PM

A roundtable session for beef feedlot operators will be conducted jointly by ISU Extension and Outreach and University of Nebraska Extension on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Six Iowa locations will host the webinar sessions.

January 25, 2013 09:33 AM

The Great River Region Local Food Networking Forum will be held at 61 Chophouse in Mediapolis on Friday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The forum is for local food entrepreneurs, regional experts and partners of Southeast Iowa’s local food system.

January 25, 2013 09:08 AM

David Okerlund and a top-notch slate of dairy industry experts will focus on sustainability and industry perspective topics at the eighth annual I-29 Dairy Conference. The 2013 I-29 Dairy Conference will be held Feb. 27 and 28 at the Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls, S.D.

January 24, 2013 05:02 PM

A Wind and Solar Energy Conference will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Sioux City Convention Center, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The conference will address the growing interest in alternative energy sources that has raised many questions about wind and solar energy in northwest Iowa.

January 24, 2013 04:34 PM

Beef producers can get their fill of new beef technologies and information, followed by Iowa State University men's basketball at the third "Beef and Basketball" event in Ames on Feb. 23.

January 24, 2013 01:50 PM

Part of the fun of gardening is in starting your own plants. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss plant propagation methods best suited for several common yard and garden plants.

January 22, 2013 03:49 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists are hosting the Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop on Feb. 22 at the Scott County Extension Office in Bettendorf from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

January 18, 2013 01:29 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course called Homegrown Lifestyle for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their families and create a sustainable landscape. The 12-week course will be offered at several Iowa locations beginning March 14.

January 18, 2013 12:38 PM

The Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon is an opportunity to help shape the regional food network, according to organizers.

January 18, 2013 10:17 AM

A two-day short course, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The ISU Extension and Outreach short course will focus on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management.

January 17, 2013 11:38 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the best time to prune common Iowa trees. Find answers to common yard and garden questions at the Yard and Garden FAQs website, http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 17, 2013 10:28 AM

Traps, sentinel trees, visual surveys and other surveillance efforts show pest is only in eastern Allamakee County in northeast Iowa, according to the Iowa Emerald Ash Borer team.

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