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December 23, 2015

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre — having dropped in value for the second consecutive year. Per acre value declined $310, or 3.9 percent, since last year’s survey.

December 14, 2015

The latest in a series of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach videos on crop marketing explores how producers can obtain the best prices for their crops using different storage and pricing strategies.

December 14, 2015

The poinsettia is one of the most popular potted flowers in the United States. These colorful plants can be found in nearly every household or business during the December holiday season. However, taking care of this festive flower can sometimes be tricky. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips on how to care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.

December 14, 2015

Before holiday gift giving morphs into gift grabbing, parents can help their children move from greedy to grateful, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 30, 2015

The status of weed control across the state and the most effective herbicides for tackling weeds are outlined in a recently released Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

November 23, 2015

Changes in health insurance raise many questions for consumers. That's why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free online workshop on Tuesday, Dec.1 from 6-8pm.

November 23, 2015

Eighteen Iowa 4-H'ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2015 National 4-H Congress Nov.27 through Dec. 1 in Atlanta, Ga. The theme for this 94th year of National 4-H Congress is "Excite, Spark, Ignite."

November 13, 2015

As the temperatures start to drop, some gardeners wonder how to prepare their garden and plants for the winter months. All plants need attention going into winter and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach give tips and suggestions on how to prepare the garden for an Iowa winter.

November 9, 2015

Older Iowans can quickly learn about what to eat, how to keep food safe and how to increase their physical activity by trying free online nutrition lessons from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 9, 2015

Many parents report feeling rushed, stressed and unable to do everything they have to do at work and home. However, parents don't have to live with constant chaos if they take care of themselves first, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 9, 2015

A new publication, Farm Energy: Case Studies – Techniques to improve tractor energy efficiency and fuel savings, is now available for download in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store.

November 4, 2015

Iowa social service workers have a new way to help their clients with financial issues, thanks to a nationally recognized toolkit being offered by Iowa State University's Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

November 2, 2015

When is the right time to cut back plants in the home garden? It depends on the plant. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on cutting back perrenials, ornamental grasses, asparagus and rhubarb.

October 21, 2015

Every fall Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices across the state collect 4-H youth registration numbers to gauge the impact of 4-H Youth Development programs on Iowa's 510,000 school-age youth. Initial numbers inidicate the Iowa 4-H Program continues to provide quality youth development to about 1 in 5 Iowa young people.

October 5, 2015

The new Engaged Scholarship Funding Program from Human Sciences Extension and Outreach encourages faculty and staff to turn their research into educational programs to improve Iowans' lives.

September 30, 2015

Farmers are increasing their use of information technology devices and accessing information to help with farming decisions, according ot the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

September 2, 2015

A record breaking 125 Iowa 4-H volunteers from 91 counties were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on August 23rd at the Iowa State Fair.

August 27, 2015

Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden. The trick is to know the best times and ways to manage particular types of flowers, like lilies, daylilies and peonies. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on managing different types of flowers during the late summer and early fall.

August 19, 2015

"A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers" (LF 0006) compiles training resources on everything from soil and composting to small farm equipment and whole farm planning; including information on food safety and seed saving. It's available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

August 14, 2015

When a grandparent has dementia, the grandchildren may not understand why grandma or grandpa is becoming forgetful, mom or dad is stressed out and everything is different than it used to be. However, parents can help their young children and adolescents learn to cope, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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