News Releases

Ahlers is New Agronomist for Southeast Iowa
(Posted on 5/5/2015)
Rebecca Ahlers has been selected as southeast Iowa field agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, replacing Mark Carlton who retired in March.
2015 Iowa Livestock Enterprise Budgets Available
(Posted on 5/5/2015)
The publication Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa – 2015 contains estimates of production costs for common livestock enterprises and are intended to reflect average or above-average levels of management using common types of technology.
Be an Early Bird; Catch the International Master Gardener’s Conference in Council Bluffs
(Posted on 5/4/2015)
The International Master Gardener Conference, co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, will be Sept. 22-25 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.
Debtor Education Course Helps Those in Bankruptcy
(Posted on 5/1/2015)
Debt happens, but sometimes it’s just too much, and filing for bankruptcy may be the best way to regain financial control. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.
Summer Webinars Help Gardeners Grow in Knowledge
(Posted on 4/30/2015)
Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.
Yard and Garden: Planting and Caring for Trees
(Posted on 4/30/2015)
Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.
Iowa 4-H’er Spencer Orr Talks Poverty, Hunger with President Obama
(Posted on 4/27/2015)
During a trip to the White House, Iowan Spencer Orr and a delegation of 4-H’ers told President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the programs they are leading to improve their communities in healthy living, food security and STEM education.
New Sulfur Fertilizer Recommendations for Iowa’s Planting Season
(Posted on 4/24/2015)
Sulfur Management for Iowa Crop Production, a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, provides a summary of research efforts and guidance on sulfur fertilization and application needs.
Attend May Beef Management Workshops for Cattle Producers
(Posted on 4/24/2015)
Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops being held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May.
Comito Honored with a National Wetlands Award
(Posted on 4/23/2015)
Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs at Iowa State University, is a recipient of the National Wetlands Awards - an honor bestowed by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.