News Releases

Teen Line Helps Iowa Teens for 14 Years
(Posted on 6/1/2015)
For 14 years, Teen Line has given Iowa teens a place to get their questions answered with reliable and research-based information through anonymous phone calls or online chats. Teen Line answers questions ranging from health and wellness to relationships to sexually transmitted diseases. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
New Grazing Program for Young and Beginning Graziers
(Posted on 6/1/2015)
A new grazing education and networking program intended for young and beginning graziers will be offered this summer and fall by the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.
Learn about Cover Crops, Prairie Strips June 16 at McNay Research Farm
(Posted on 6/1/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the STRIPS project and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host a field day Tuesday, June 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm, rural Chariton.
Celebrate Iowa's Dairy Industry this June
(Posted on 5/29/2015)
Iowa’s dairy farmers deliver a wholesome and nutritious supply of milk and dairy products every day and June is the perfect time to celebrate their contributions to Iowa's wellness and economy.
Yard and Garden: Growing Beautiful Bearded Iris
(Posted on 5/28/2015)
Bearded iris is among the most elegant, and easy to grow, flowers of spring. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting.
Learn How to Properly Preserve Food at Home
(Posted on 5/27/2015)
Due to an increased interest in home food preservation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed the “Preserve the Taste of Summer” program. This program includes both online lessons and a hands-on workshop focusing on home food preservation with the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.
4-H ‘And My World’ Camp Includes Healthy Living Track
(Posted on 5/26/2015)
Iowa youth will be preparing and tasting ethnic cuisines during the healthy living track of the state 4-H “And My World” camping experience June 21-25 at the Iowa 4-H Center. Registration is open until midnight June 1.
Iowa Dairy Experts Present at Annual Midwest Conference in June
(Posted on 5/21/2015)
Dairy nutritionists, industry professionals, veterinarians and producers will hear the latest research of issues concerning the dairy industry, including feed management and behavior at the 2015 4-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, June 10-11.
Exhibitions of Birds Cancelled for 2015 Due to Avian Influenza
(Posted on 5/21/2015)
Fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales will not include birds. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza.
Attend Greenhorn Grazing Workshops to Sharpen Grazing Skills
(Posted on 5/21/2015)
Livestock producers wanting to maximize on their grazing practices should attend Greenhorn Grazing workshops in northeast Iowa.