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February 20, 2012 01:13 PM

A new CD, the Iowa Core Companion, now is available to assist those preparing for the commercial pesticide applicator core exam. It provides review and practice quizzes for a better understanding of the material covered in the Iowa Core Manual.

February 17, 2012 02:54 PM

Providers of a popular series of workshops on assisting cattle producers with heifer development have added a southwest Iowa location.

February 17, 2012 09:07 AM

An Algona native and Iowa 4-H alumni, Kris Fish Kulhmann, is the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s new executive director. Fish Kuhlmann replaces Interim 4-H Foundation Executive Director Glen Mente on March 12, 2012.

February 16, 2012 12:37 PM

To obtain maximum yields through increased berry size, raspberries must be pruned properly. Pruning procedures are based on the growth and fruiting characteristics of the plants, say ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

February 15, 2012 11:24 AM

Livestock producers and service providers can learn how to use RUSLE2 in nutrient management, manure management and comprehensive nutrient management plans at a workshop April 5 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Polk County office.

February 15, 2012 11:06 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a series of meetings in March to address problems associated with herbicide resistant weeds. The meetings will provide information about the causes of herbicide-resistant weed populations, objectively evaluate weed management programs currently used in Iowa and support the development of durable weed management programs.

February 15, 2012 11:01 AM

A Biomass Crop Production workshop Thursday, March 8, at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa, will explore why interest is increasing in biomass crops for energy in Iowa.

February 15, 2012 09:04 AM

When caregivers take better care of themselves, they can provide better care to their older adult loved ones. That’s the philosophy behind Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a series of classes provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Classes for caregivers are scheduled in local communities throughout the year. The next training session for class leaders is April 26-27 in Urbandale.

February 15, 2012 08:43 AM

Many terms are used to refer to people who farm. But how do the people who farm describe themselves? The 2011 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll sought an answer to that question.

February 15, 2012 07:56 AM

The multi-state Equine Business Conference Feb. 25 will foster rural equine business development in the North Central Region. The Iowa conference location is Room 13 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University, Ames.

February 13, 2012 04:11 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course, Homegrown Lifestyle, for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their own use and create a sustainable landscape. Homegrown Lifestyle will be offered at 11 Iowa locations beginning March 29.

February 10, 2012 01:28 PM

Pork producers in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota are invited to attend the Swine Production Seminar set for Feb. 28 in Okoboji. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension and Hubbard Feeds are sponsoring this seminar at Arrowwood Resort Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71 in Okoboji.

February 9, 2012 03:10 PM

Individuals who would like to be able to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa can take a three-hour certification workshop in March or April. Workshops are being offered at several locations across the state.

February 9, 2012 01:50 PM

Iowa 4-H’ers can pack their overnight bags for a night of fun and education at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) April 27.

February 9, 2012 01:35 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about starting flower and vegetable seedlings indoors. Learn how to avoid spindly, collapsed or yellow-green seedlings and minimize mold on peat pots.

February 9, 2012 11:25 AM

Two workshops designed to help pork producers manage building ventilation equipment have been set for Feb. 28 in Mason City and Feb. 29 in Webster City.

February 8, 2012 01:37 PM

Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition through a four-session course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Farm Credit Services of America. “Managing for Today and Tomorrow,” will be held on Monday evenings Feb. 27 through March 19 in Ames and Shenandoah; and Thursday evenings in Carroll beginning March 8.

February 8, 2012 09:05 AM

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are invited to attend an April 19 session in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center is hosting the morning session, which will run concurrently with an initial PQA Plus certification session.

February 6, 2012 12:30 PM

Calling all campers, aged 14 to 18. The Iowa 4-H Center plans to host two wilderness trips this summer, says Abbie Parker, program specialist at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.

February 6, 2012 10:02 AM

Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about pig health and growth numbers, and get updates on ventilation management and disease research projects at the 2012 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences scheduled for March 6-9.

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