News Releases

Dairy Margin Protection Program Meetings Are Sept. 11
(Posted on 8/31/2015)
Informational meetings regarding the Margin Protection Program for Dairy will be held at three locations on Friday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. - noon.
HyperStream and IT-Olympics Are Paving the Way for Future Engineers
(Posted on 8/31/2015)
HyperStream with the IT-Olympics has a record breaking number of clubs involved for its eighth year. This program for middle school and high school youth happens throughout the school year and focuses on different aspects of technology.
Grassland Management Field Day Is Sept. 17 Near Melrose
(Posted on 8/31/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Cooper Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5-6:30 p.m., at Moore Angus Farms, rural Melrose. The field day will focus on grazing and grassland management
2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Honorees Celebrated at Iowa State Fair
(Posted on 8/31/2015)
A record breaking 125 Iowa 4-H volunteers from 91 counties were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 23 at the Iowa State Fair.
Van Buren County Pasture Walk will Feature Baleage Information
(Posted on 8/28/2015)
The Van Buren County Pasture Walk will be Wednesday, Sept. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Buren County Fairgrounds in Keosauqua. The event will focuson baleage.
Half of Iowa Farmers Haven’t Identified Successors
(Posted on 8/28/2015)
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.
Yard and Garden: Dividing Lilies, Daylilies and Peonies
(Posted on 8/26/2015)
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.
Drainage Water Management and Cover Crop Field Day Is Sept. 10 Near Woolstock
(Posted on 8/25/2015)
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.
New Iowa State Professor Gets Latino Students Excited about Education
(Posted on 8/25/2015)
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. 
Grain Drying Research Guides Farmers in Harvest and Winter Storage Plans
(Posted on 8/24/2015)
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.