County News

February 23, 2015

Meeting state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements can be as easy as pulling out a smartphone or tablet for producers and agribusinesses, thanks to an app Iowa State University helped develop.

February 16, 2015

Community Supported Agriculture list is valuable tool for finding food producers

February 11, 2015

“Audio storytelling via podcasts is an excellent way of getting at unique perspectives on those people driving conservation and water quality initiatives in Iowa,” said Comito. “We think the material will be engaging to farmers and all Iowans.”

February 4, 2015

Many people will give or receive beautiful flowers on Feb. 14, and while the thought is wonderful and they’re lovely to receive, what happens on Feb. 15 and beyond?

January 29, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

January 29, 2015

Register before March 30 for workshop on selling mushrooms in Iowa.

January 29, 2015

The 10-year reclassification recognizes Iowa State’s commitment to community engagement through teaching and learning, research, extension and outreach, and economic development programs.

January 23, 2015

For parents of infants through preschoolers

January 23, 2015

Children and youth learn best when they learn through experience. This positive youth development is the essence of 4-H and is featured in the international research journal Reclaiming Children and Youth.

January 21, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach released its annual publication titled Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa – 2015

January 14, 2015

When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings.

January 14, 2015

Local sites include Adel, Creston and Chariton.

January 13, 2015

Iowa Learning Farms begins its fifth year of monthly webinars with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. The webinar will be live on a special date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. 

January 13, 2015

In an effort to extract more value from the corn kernel, new technological advances in the ethanol-making process have resulted in coproduct feedstuffs that are compositionally different from those produced through earlier, more traditional methods.

January 9, 2015

With cold weather and snow outside, it's a good time to focus on indoor plants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for keeping indoor plants healthy during winter months.

January 6, 2015

Championship to be held at Iowa State University

January 6, 2015

Campaign engages youth, builds water resource awareness ethic

January 6, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will talk about the benefits of "baby talk" during  January in the Science of Parenting blog

January 2, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Advantage Series will be held in Ames on January 13 at the Quality Inn and Suites. 

December 24, 2014

 Winter has officially begun in Iowa, and with it come snow and ice. Life keeps rolling in winter, which means the application of deicing salt and other measures to keep roads open and prevent slickness and falls on hard outdoor surfaces. Unfortunately, these measures can have negative effects on the landscape.

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