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July 4, 2012 09:53 PM

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new methods with increased efficiencies for testing residues in meat products. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine veterinarian James McKean urges pork producers to review their operational and management decisions regarding drug usage.

July 3, 2012 02:40 PM

Forty Iowa teens are beginning their terms as members of the Iowa 4-H Youth Council. The young leaders will serve as 4-H ambassadors in their home counties and throughout the regions they represent in the state. They also will participate in various statewide functions.

July 3, 2012 01:16 PM

Just a few days remain for golfers to register to be assured of playing in the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open. The annual event, set for Tuesday, July 24 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, benefits the Lauren L. Christian Endowment, which provides financial support for students and continued swine and pork educational opportunities through Iowa State University.

July 3, 2012 09:50 AM

With anhydrous ammonia under pressure, safety is always a concern when plumbing and working around application equipment. A new set of voluntary guidelines for plumbing multi-tank anhydrous ammonia systems has been recently developed by a coalition of state government, academia and industry representatives.

July 3, 2012 08:58 AM

New Iowa State University swine farms manager Jacob Myers is excited to be able to work with a younger generation in developing their pork industry skills. As a 2005 Iowa State graduate in animal science, he was pleased to return to his alma mater in a capacity that builds on his experience and education.

July 2, 2012 01:42 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day near Leon, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11. The field day will include a pasture walk at Triple C Farms and will focus on pasture improvement.

July 2, 2012 01:37 PM

Iowa Learning Farms and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship are hosting a tour of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wetlands in Dickinson County on Thursday, July 12, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

July 2, 2012 01:31 PM

Iowa Learning Farms and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship are hosting a tour of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) wetlands in Story County on Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 10 a.m.

July 2, 2012 11:40 AM

This year, 427 clubs raised more than $27,000 to support Iowa 4-H youth programs. The 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign is the largest and longest-running fundraising campaign conducted by Iowa 4-H members for 4-H members.

July 2, 2012 11:11 AM

Twenty-five teams of Iowa teens will compete in the 2012 Cook This! 4-H Culinary Challenge at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 12-14.

July 2, 2012 10:56 AM

Eleven teams of Iowa youth have been selected to compete in the 2012 Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the Iowa State Fair.

July 2, 2012 10:28 AM

The 16th annual Central Iowa 4-H Golf Benefit will be Monday, July 16, at the Hyperion Field Club in Johnston. This event benefits Iowa 4-H youth programs throughout the state.

June 29, 2012 03:12 PM

Projects Iowa State University completed with 23 Iowa towns are featured in an exhibit on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., June 27 to July 1 and July 4-8.

June 29, 2012 01:29 PM

The July 16-18 three-state bus trip for Iowa beef producers is nearly full, but organizer Joe Sellers said a few spots remain. Registration is $100 per person and must be made quickly to ensure a place on the trip.

June 28, 2012 02:37 PM

New Worker Protection Standard training materials are now available online from the Pest Management and the Environment Program at Iowa State University in partnership with IDALS. The training materials provide the information required for training agricultural workers and early-entry workers.

June 28, 2012 01:53 PM

Recipients of the 2012 state 4-H project awards were recognized at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference on June 28. A state 4-H project award is the highest achievement 4-H’ers can receive in 4-H Youth Development project work through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 28, 2012 12:45 PM

Knowing when to water and how to water plants is one of the most important aspects of gardening and can make all the difference to the health of plants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists answer questions about watering plants in containers, gardens and lawns.

June 27, 2012 04:17 PM

From June 27 through July 1 and July 4-8, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., will celebrate USDA’s heritage as well as the land-grant university legacy. The connections and partnerships that have flourished because of USDA and land-grant institutions like Iowa State University continue to have far-reaching impacts on quality of life.

June 25, 2012 11:29 AM

Through a new program called Communities to Community (C2C), ISU Extension and Outreach will enter into partnerships with up to five Iowa communities in different areas of the state. The C2C program will offer a two-year schedule of bundled design, educational, business and leadership development services available through the Community and Economic Development unit and the ISU College of Design.

June 25, 2012 11:17 AM

Iowa Learning Farms’ Conservation Station is coming to the North Grand Farmers Market in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, June 30. It will be located at the north end of the JC Penney parking lot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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