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January 14, 2013 08:54 AM

Nine Iowa locations are offering the Annie's Project course this winter. The educational program is dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

January 10, 2013 03:39 PM

Feed efficiency is a major component in the profitability of any beef operation. That's why it’s the focus of the first day of the Driftless Region Beef Conference on Jan. 31.

January 10, 2013 03:37 PM

Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline (phone calls and emails) have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 10, 2013 03:25 PM

Prevention is the first line of defense against houseplant insect problems, according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. They share nonchemical methods and appropriate pesticides for controlling houseplant insect problems.

January 9, 2013 03:36 PM

January marks the start of a new Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Challenge. The team-based weight loss and physical activity program is adding two new features to increase individual awareness of nutrition and physical activity behaviors and to provide research-based education on general nutrition topics.

January 9, 2013 01:59 PM

Iowa Learning Farms continues its monthly educational webinar series into 2013 with a Jan. 16 session looking at the state's role in water quality.

January 4, 2013 03:02 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau are teaming up to deliver current market and management information to Iowa livestock farmers in these challenging times. The “Managing Through Stress: A Livestock Information Event” will be held Monday, Feb.  4.

January 4, 2013 02:41 PM

A full day of information awaits the attendees of the 2013 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Jan. 19. This year’s program focuses on topics designed to help producers recognize options and opportunities in a variety of areas based on past weather-related conditions.

January 4, 2013 01:21 PM

Should parents spank their children? In January, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about spanking and other ways to discipline children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

January 4, 2013 01:17 PM

Adults age 65 or older are eligible for free nutrition assessments in January. Iowa State University and Hy-Vee in Ames and Ankeny are partnering to provide these free screenings that use new measurement tools for detecting malnutrition.

January 4, 2013 11:07 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators on seven different dates and locations in February.

January 3, 2013 02:44 PM

Plant propagation is fun, easy and a good way to inexpensively increase houseplant numbers. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss plant propagation methods best suited for several common houseplants.

January 2, 2013 03:14 PM

Now that Iowa’s 21 youth delegates to the National 4-H Congress have had time to reflect on their experience, they agree the national 4-H leadership event lived up to its title. They did, indeed, learn to “Become a Catalyst of Change.” Through the five-day youth conference, the 4-H’ers created a love for community, a respect for giving to others and friendships they hope to sustain for a lifetime.

January 2, 2013 11:58 AM

An advanced high tunnel tomato production track is one of the educational components of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association’s annual conference Jan. 24-25 in Ankeny. Instructors for the Thursday, Jan. 24 day-long high tunnel track are horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 2, 2013 11:43 AM

Iowa State University is offering a spring 2013 online course covering the production and management of vegetable crops. Web-based Vegetable Crop Production and Management (HORT 493) will be taught by Ajay Nair, vegetable specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

December 20, 2012 08:48 AM

Across the state of Iowa, 18 rural libraries are getting ready to welcome the Smart investing@your library® project beginning in January 2013. The Iowa project is a collaboration among Iowa Library Services, the Ames Public Library and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

December 19, 2012 03:25 PM

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have advice on disposing of real Christmas trees and options for poinsettias after the holidays.

December 19, 2012 08:40 AM

The Feedlot Forum 2013 will be held at a new location, Terrace View Event Center just south of Sioux Center, on Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The forum will address a variety of new beef issues– animal welfare audits, new feed processing methods, global trade and formula pricing – facing feedlot producers in 2013.

December 17, 2012 11:03 AM

With funding from Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Learning Farms developed “Watershed-based Community Assessments,” a toolkit to guide local communities with their watershed improvement projects.

December 17, 2012 08:58 AM

It might be easy to assume that young ones are not impacted by tragic events in other parts of the country, but children have a keen sense of radar and pick up on adults’ body language, conversations, and news media stories. Malisa Rader, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children.

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