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July 6, 2016

Anyone who lives with teens often may hear them grumble that they are tired. To lessen the complaints, parents can take steps to help their teens get more sleep, says Cheryl Clark, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

July 6, 2016

Fifty-one Iowa 4-H’ers have received 2016 state 4-H project awards. These 4-H youth are recognized as the top winners in their project areas across the state. The awards are given to youth who have exhibited mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area.

July 6, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a five-lesson online course to help Iowans decide whether now is a good time for them to buy a home. “A Place of Your Own” is available anytime, anywhere from any computer with internet access.

July 1, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for the new VFD requirements. Livestock producers, veterinarians and feed industry representatives are invited to attend any of these upcoming meetings:

June 29, 2016

Because of Pak choi's rising popularity, Ajay Nair has authored a publication highlighting the types of Pak choi that can be grown, as well as the management techniques necessary to produce a strong crop. Click here for article.

June 19, 2016

Gardens are potentially excellent sources for fresh produce, which can be harvested, enjoyed and saved for year-round use. However, they need special care and watering to create a bountiful harvest of vegetables, especially in the hot summer months. See more here.

May 24, 2016

Understanding the different types of ticks that are found in the state and how to remove ticks if they become attached to a human or domestic animal is the focus of a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication. Article here.

May 24, 2016

Iowa State University's Department of Entomology teaches youth all of the great things about insects! Participants can view and interact with live insects and other arthropods from around the world. Free Camp. Click on Title for more information.

May 24, 2016
  • Do you like to take things apart just to see how they run?
  • Are you into engineering and learning new technology?
  • Do you like to build and create new things?

                   Then 4-H Robotics Camp is for YOU!

May 17, 2016

When people start counting the “extras” they spend their money on, they’re often surprised how quickly the dollars add up. “Your Money, Your Future” workshops help participants understand their spending patterns and make changes to reach their financial goals.

May 11, 2016

Gary Wright, an Iowa State alumnus with extensive experience in agricultural finance and production, has joined the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach team as a farm management specialist.

May 11, 2016

Northwest Iowa beef producers are invited to learn about the feedlot assessment process at one of four field days offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this summer.

May 2, 2016

The 2016-2016 State 4-H Council challenges you to "Dive To New Depths" at the annual conference in June. Enjoy speakers, workshops, Animal Science Round-Up, Team Building, recreation, friends, and more!

April 27, 2016

As diabetes becomes more widespread, including among Iowa’s rural Latino population, the need for education and prevention assistance is increasing. Sarah Francis, a human sciences state specialist in nutrition and wellness, and associate professor at Iowa State University, saw this need and created “Latinos Living Well.”

April 14, 2016

The 89th annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference, the longest running conference at Iowa State University, will be held May 18 in the Scheman Building on the ISU campus.

April 12, 2016

Informational meeting for 4H members and interested family members. Thursday, April 14 @ 6:30 pm @ ISU Extension Office. Classes will start Tuesday, May 3rd @ 7:00 pm. at Iowa Central Community College lawn and will run for 12 weeks. Classes are free of charge. Must attend at least 5 classes to participate in the Dog Obedience Show at the Buena Vista County Fair. For more information contact: Melissa Fahr, 712-299-1753 or mfahr@glidden-ralston.k12.ia.us.

April 8, 2016

Iowa Money Smart Week partners and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will be offering free financial seminars and special events April 23-30. Topics range from retirement planning to youth financial literacy, paying for college, home buying and investment options.

April 8, 2016

When children don’t have time for household chores, it’s time to reevaluate their busy schedules, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 31, 2016

With spring here, it’s time to think about planting peas. Multiple pea cultivars are a good fit in Iowa gardens, and April is prime time to give peas a chance in the garden.

March 28, 2016

Gardeners are invited to apply for Iowa Master Gardener training offered by ISU Extension and Outreach. This is the first step to becoming a trained Master Gardener community volunteer. Let us know you are interested and we will provide all the details!

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