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November 11, 2015 01:39 PM

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 10, 2015 10:20 AM

People from 21 states have completed the Iowa Master Equine Manager Program during its decade of existence. The online equine educational course — one of the few in the nation— provides professional certification and a comprehensive knowledge of horses to those involved in their care.

November 10, 2015 09:48 AM

A set of publications is available for those looking for a thorough treatment of how to start a local foods organization in Iowa.

November 6, 2015 10:38 AM

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 6, 2015 09:38 AM

Many parents report feeling rushed, stressed and unable to do everything they have to do at work and at 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 5, 2015 04:46 PM

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 5, 2015 09:17 AM

Brian Gelder will discuss updates to the Iowa Daily Erosion Project to Version 2 as it expands to cover Minnesota and Kansas.

November 4, 2015 12:05 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to protect trees and shrubs from rabbits this winter.

November 3, 2015 10:24 AM

Due to increased interest in farmland drainage in the past year, ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a workshop that covers many aspects essential to designing and planning new drainage systems or retrofitting existing systems.

November 2, 2015 02:23 PM

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 09:19 AM

While medical professionals and others may be partners in the caregiving scenario, family caregivers are the only people who are present with patients in all care settings. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes and honors this contribution with the 2015 theme “Respite: Care for Caregivers.”

October 30, 2015 02:07 PM

A recent ISU Extension and Outreach publication, “Farm financial management: 16 ways to stretch cash flow,” details the actions that farmers can take to improve their liquidity when times get tough.

October 30, 2015 12:14 PM

The Soil Health Partnership, along with the Iowa Learning Farms and Bremer County farmer partner Mark Mueller, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Borlaug Learning Center.

October 28, 2015 03:41 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach will offer a Sheep Production Skill Development Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 21 in Ames.

October 28, 2015 03:04 PM

The holiday season is just around the corner. One of the best parts of any good holiday celebration is beautiful holiday plants, including the spectacular amaryllis. What is the best way to ensure it will bloom for Christmas, and can it be saved afterward?

October 28, 2015 02:30 PM

A new publication is now available from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store. Using Accounting Software for Food Hubs: Processing Traceable Orders (LF0009) is a step-by-step tutorial based on QuickBooks Professional accounting software.

October 28, 2015 01:50 PM

Farming has become increasingly complex, and farmers must consider many factors as they weigh decisions about planting and fertilizing, pest and disease management and soil and water conservation. As they gather information and advice to make decisions, farmers rely on a variety of professional advisers to varying degrees, according to the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

October 28, 2015 01:29 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sam and Julie Spellman farm, rural Woodward. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

October 28, 2015 11:52 AM

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are topics at ISU Extension and Outreach meetings in Iowa City Nov. 24 and Ames Dec. 16.

October 27, 2015 11:31 AM

Much grain has been harvested and put into the bin at 60 degrees and warmer, so proper grain drying and cooling is essential for storage life and grain quality. For safe grain storage during warmer conditions core it, cool it and check it.

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