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January 23, 2017 10:35 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a three-hour class for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa. Workshop will be available on three consecutive Saturdays in April on the Iowa State campus.

January 23, 2017 08:44 AM

Designing and constructing a hop yard is the focus of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication 'Hops 101: Commercial hop yard trellis design.'

January 20, 2017 11:30 AM

It’s no secret that the farm economy has faced a downturn since its peak in 2012. But how has the downturn affected farmers, specifically related to their farm income and levels of farm debt? A new study by David Peters, associate professor and extension rural sociologist with Iowa State University, aims to directly answer those questions.

January 20, 2017 11:15 AM

Iowa Learning Farms created a publication series with talking points and relevant research findings about a variety of conservation practices to assist landowner and tenant discussions.

January 20, 2017 10:35 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-day short course Feb. 8-9 focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management to help crop production professionals make more informed decisions.

January 20, 2017 09:01 AM

Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University, shares his first-hand encounter with a covey of bobwhite quail in the January issue of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Acreage Living Newsletter.

January 19, 2017 08:54 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host cover crop workshops this winter in Floyd, Linn, Marion, Sioux and Hardin counties.

January 18, 2017 01:44 PM

Recent Iowa police department and Federal Trade Commission reports indicate scammers are posing as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge people to wire money immediately. Don't do it, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 18, 2017 11:54 AM

With winter’s cold and ice here, spring planting might not exactly be front-of-mind. But this is a perfect time to get a jump start on spring by germinating and starting seedlings indoors, which later can be transplanted outside for optimal growth during warmer weather.

January 18, 2017 09:55 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach supports the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to help Iowans with lower incomes save money on their tax return preparation.

January 17, 2017 01:25 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host its third annual Miscanthus Grower meeting on Jan. 26 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The meeting is intended to update the public about progress with the University of Iowa Biomass Fuel Project and provide new information about miscanthus.

January 13, 2017 10:58 AM

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield and actually increased soybean yields in seven site-years and corn yield in two-sites years, according to an eight-year study conducted by the Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa.

January 13, 2017 10:08 AM

Six Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will make presentations during the 2017 Hawkeye Farm Show, Feb. 28-March 2 inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

January 13, 2017 08:53 AM

Fred M. Hall, an Iowa State graduate, is returning to the university as a dairy specialist. He will cover the northwest portion of the state with his office based out of Sioux County.

January 12, 2017 09:15 AM

On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes.

January 11, 2017 02:35 PM

Punishing children and disciplining children are not the same thing. Human sciences specialists and researchers are exploring the differences between the two approaches in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 11, 2017 11:28 AM

Winter can be a drab time for those who enjoy colorful landscapes. Freezing temperatures and the natural life cycles of plants lead to some drab, boring colors compared to spring, summer and fall. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

January 9, 2017 02:33 PM

The "2016 Yellow Book for Soybean Aphid" (CROP 3109) is now available as a free download through the Extension Store. The publication provides soybean aphid treatment recommendations and application rates based on Iowa State University research.

January 9, 2017 02:07 PM

The College of Design, the College of Engineering and ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development are engaging young Iowans with design and STEM. Kids have all kinds of opportunities to imagine themselves as designers and scientists, and explore careers.

January 9, 2017 11:12 AM

Margaret Van Ginkel, an ISU Extension and Outreach hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance, is making a difference at Iowa State University. She is one of the women being honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics on the 11th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar.
 

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