News Releases

Making a Difference: Heddleson Intern Raeann Hanlon
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
Iowa State University students are given the opportunity to experience ISU Extension and Outreach through the Heddleson Internship Program. Three students were selected this year to be Heddleson interns, including sophomore in event management and apparel merchandising, Raeann Hanlon.
4-H Youth to See Auto Racing from STEM Side
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
The science of auto racing and a fast time behind the wheel await some Iowa 4-H youth July 30. Approximately 30 youth will learn about science, technology, engineering and math in NASCAR and challenge NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace to a go cart race.
With Help from ISU Extension and Outreach, Community Gardens Thriving in Muscatine
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
With help from ISU Extension and Outreach groups, community gardens, including a large one at Mulford Evangelical Free Church, are taking root across the Muscatine community.
Yard and Garden: Caring for Peonies
(Posted on 7/23/2015)
The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in the spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing session. If given a good site and the right care, an established peony will flower for many years. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide helpful instructions on how to care for peonies all throughout the year.
Publications Explain Combining Cover Crops, Strip-Tillage in Vegetable Production
(Posted on 7/22/2015)
Many crop producers are using best management practices to reduce and control nutrient loss and soil erosion from crop land. These same conservation methods can be applied to large-scale gardens and commercial vegetable production. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is releasing two new publications about combining cover crops and strip-tillage systems and their use in vegetable production.
Knoxville Grassroots Grazing Program for Young and Beginning Graziers
(Posted on 7/22/2015)
The second session in a new three-part series for young and beginning graziers in southern Iowa is set for Aug. 6. The event will feature a pasture walk and discussion format on a local farm.
Bridging the Gap between Art and Economy
(Posted on 7/21/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recently hired Jennifer Drinkwater, associate professor in art and visual culture in the College of Design, for the brand new position, community art specialist. This position is a high impact hire by President Leath. 
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza: What Does It Mean for City Dwellers?
(Posted on 7/20/2015)
SDSU Extension veterinarian Russ Daly answers questions on what urban citizens should know about highly pathogenic avian influenza.  This article is part of a cooperative effort of ISU Extension and Outreach, SDSU Extension and University of Minnesota Extension to provide resources for families struggling with the human challenges brought on by avian influenza.
'Mid Life and Beyond' Offers New Online Learning Opportunities
(Posted on 7/20/2015)
The “Mid Life and Beyond” program has been working with Iowa communities for the past four years to help provide aging Iowans and their communities with the best resources and information. This program is different from a specific curriculum because it is primarily an interactive discussion among people about their community. 
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Field Day on Whole Farm Conservation in Dallas County
(Posted on 7/17/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies.