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November 26, 2013 12:42 PM

The 2014 Eco Family Virtual Conference opens to participants in December, with the first online session scheduled for Jan. 2.

November 22, 2013 02:44 PM

Identifying pests, diseases, disorders and developmental stages in Midwestern corn crops just became easier with the second edition of Iowa State University’s popular Corn Field Guide.

November 22, 2013 01:21 PM

Nineteen 4-H’ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2013 National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. 

November 22, 2013 09:23 AM

Christmas trees are grown in Iowa and all 50 states. There are approximately 100 choose and harvest farms in Iowa, where the top selling Christmas trees are Scotch pine and white pine.

November 22, 2013 09:16 AM

A news conference to announce the results of the 2013 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by Iowa State University is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.

November 20, 2013 11:34 AM

Having 2 percent of the total pond surface open throughout the winter will help pond owners avoid fish kills, according to ISU Extension and Outreach fisheries and aquaculture specialist Allen Pattillo.

November 19, 2013 09:15 AM

The new online computer game “Rock Your Watershed!” is fun for all ages. It entertains while teaching players about productivity and environmental impacts, based on land management choices on 10 parcels of land within a watershed.

November 18, 2013 09:46 AM

Communities, local food networks and county extension offices have the opportunity to schedule spring 2014 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Good Agricultural Practices workshops for local growers.

November 14, 2013 03:21 PM

Giving trees and shrubs some extra attention in the fall will help them over-winter and start spring in peak condition. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain certain practices homeowners can use to significantly reduce winter damage to trees and shrubs.

November 12, 2013 09:55 AM

The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar will be Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m. Jerry Hatfield, laboratory director of the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, will be the guest presenter.

November 12, 2013 09:17 AM

Drought, extreme rains and flooding over the past five years have had the greatest influence on farmers’ beliefs about climate change, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. The survey also gathered farmers' concerns about weather-related threats to agriculture and attitudes regarding different types of potential responses to increasing weather variability.
 

November 11, 2013 02:49 PM

Finding ways to set holiday gift-giving limits and preserve relationships can be accomplished with clear, respectful, assertive communication skills, says Kristi Cooper, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  
 

November 7, 2013 02:28 PM

All roses need some attention going into winter, and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer suggestions for preparing roses for Iowa’s winter weather.

November 6, 2013 04:14 PM

The Human Sciences Extension and Outreach specialist and associate professor at Iowa State University has been selected to receive the North Central Region Excellence in Extension award.  Greder will receive the award in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Nov. 9.

November 5, 2013 02:23 PM

A one-day “Beef Facilities Conference” will be Nov. 21 to share current research findings and discuss building management and cattle performance. Early bird registration ends Nov. 14. Early-bird registration is $40 per person.

November 5, 2013 02:02 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach and the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District are hosting a tour Nov. 19 at the Paul Overman beef feedlot and the Wayne and Wade Brunsman dairy farms north of Dyersville.

November 4, 2013 11:23 AM

Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. In November, learn about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

November 4, 2013 11:06 AM

With about 90 million family caregivers in the United States, National Family Caregivers Month is recognizing the need for their service with the theme “now more than ever.” ISU Extension and Outreach provides resources to help caregivers thrive, not just survive.

November 1, 2013 09:43 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host three Iowa cover crop field days in mid-November. The field days will focus on using cover crops to aid in the reduction of soil erosion and improving soil health as part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

November 1, 2013 08:41 AM

A new video series, “Flooding in Iowa,” offers a close look at floodplains, flood risks and ways to mitigate possible future losses from flooding. The web-based educational videos are suitable for local officials as well as the general public.
 

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