News Releases

Iowa State University Part of Land-Grant Impacts Website Launch
(Posted on 3/3/2015)
A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land-grant universities has been launched.
Attend Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credits and Loan Program Workshops
(Posted on 3/3/2015)
The Iowa Ag Development Divisio, in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices is offering 2-hour classes for individuals interested in learning more about low interest loans for beginning farmers and Iowa tax credits for farmers who hire a beginning farmer for custom work.
ISU Extension Offers Farm Financial Planning Support
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Farm Financial Planning, a program providing one-on-one financial support and advice to farmers.
New Consortium Launched to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Iowa
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.
‘Honey, We Need to Talk -- about Money’
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Women need to prepare throughout their lives if they wish to become financially secure and independent in their later years. The Money Talk program from ISU Extension and Outreach helps women make informed financial decisions.
Iowa State Herbicide Guide Offers Strategies to Manage Resistant Weeds
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen, professors of agronomy and ISU Extension and Outreach weed scientists, updated the 2015 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production to reflect the 2014 growing season, product effectiveness and changes in industry offerings.
Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey Shows Slight Increases for 2015
(Posted on 2/26/2015)
Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015, according to the 2015 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey.
Yard and Garden: Jump-Start Spring Flower and Vegetable Planting In Winter
(Posted on 2/25/2015)
While the weather outside is currently cold and snowy, spring isn’t far away. This is a great time to get a jump-start on spring planting by germinating seeds and starting flower and vegetable plants indoors.
Borich to Retire from Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 2/23/2015)
Timothy O. Borich will be retiring as director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development program, as well as associate dean for extension and outreach within the ISU College of Design, effective Sept. 3. He will remain at Iowa State part-time as an associate professor in the Department of Community and Regional Planning.
 
Iowa State Helps Develop App for Recording Pesticide Applications
(Posted on 2/20/2015)
Iowa State University helped develop an app that makes it easier to meet state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements. Extension and Outreach is working with developers to improve the app's usefulness and features.