August 28, 2015 08:34 AM

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2014 Summary Report indicates that fewer than half of the farmers surveyed have identified successors for their farm operations.

August 26, 2015 11:25 AM

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 25, 2015 02:18 PM

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa are hosting a field day Sept. 10 at the Arliss Nielsen farm, rural Woolstock. The field day will focus on drainage water management and cover crops.

August 25, 2015 09:05 AM

Julio Cammarota has a track record of engaging Latino high school students in research about race, racism and ethnic identity. Iowa State's new associate professor of multicultural education in the School of Education also is an ISU Extension and Outreach specialist, helping to enhance research-based education in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. 

August 24, 2015 12:49 PM

As harvest approaches, propane is a key ingredient for anyone using a high-temperature system to dry corn. A case study conducted by Mark Hanna, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help farmers as they plan for harvest and winter storage.

August 24, 2015 11:59 AM

Eating healthy on a tight budget can seem like a tough thing to do. However, the “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” website and blog offered through Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach provide nutrition suggestions, meal planning and grocery shopping tips.

August 24, 2015 11:51 AM

Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will hold their annual Demonstration Home Garden tours and local food tastings Sept. 10-21, at various locations throughout Iowa.

August 21, 2015 01:11 PM

Twenty-one Iowa youth received top awards during the 2015 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Aug. 13-14 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

August 21, 2015 10:52 AM

In this video Morgan Bahl, a junior in nutritional science, describes her Heddleson Summer Internship experience.

August 20, 2015 10:51 AM

People with an interest in learning more about alternative energy systems for home, farm or business have an opportunity to hear firsthand about successful solar energy projects in Iowa.

August 20, 2015 10:46 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Walnut Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the pond on Jim Bourn’s farm, north of Red Oak.

August 20, 2015 10:44 AM

Grapes are a delicious and nutritious part of any garden, but there are variables involved when properly harvesting and storing them. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to get the most out of your grape harvest.

August 20, 2015 08:34 AM

Ready access to produce and other locally grown and processed foods is a sign of a strong local foods system. That’s the goal for six Iowa communities participating in an Iowa State University project called the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit.

August 19, 2015 04:02 PM

Youth from 44 counties competed in three 4-H livestock skillathons at the Iowa State Fair. The 144 4-H’ers participated in poultry, sheep and swine events.

August 18, 2015 02:49 PM

Only one acre is planted, with nearly 1,000 plants, but it required a lot of work and a team of horticulturists to accomplish the new hops endeavor at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station north of Ames.

August 18, 2015 02:07 PM

Livestock producers looking to enhance their grazing management skills should plan to attend one of four September workshops held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 18, 2015 10:59 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Smeltzer Charitable Trust, will host a field day Sept. 2 at the Smeltzer Learning Farm, rural Otho. The field day will demonstrate conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies as well as improve soil health and productivity.

August 18, 2015 09:12 AM

The emerald ash borer, a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees, has been discovered in central rural Montgomery County. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached 27. 

August 16, 2015 06:20 PM

Demonstrations of C6 BioFarm, a new tablet app sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, CenUSA Bioenergy, and Iowa NSF EPSCoR, will be featured on the special guest stage Aug. 20 and 23 at the Iowa State University exhibit in the Varied Industries Building.

August 14, 2015 02:22 PM

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2016 program.

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