News Releases

2014 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Results Announced
(Posted on 9/2/2014)
Twenty-six Iowa youth received top awards during the 2014 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Aug. 15-16.
ISU Extension and Outreach to Host Meetings for High Tunnel Crop Growers
(Posted on 9/2/2014)
Growers producing crops in high tunnels can attend a series of meetings across the state this fall hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Prepare for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance
(Posted on 9/2/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this fall to help Iowans prepare to select health insurance coverage when open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins again Nov. 15.
Yard and Garden: Improve Landscape in Late Summer, Early Fall
(Posted on 8/28/2014)
As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
Worksheet Helps Producers Identify Selections for 2014 Farm Bill
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election of a commodity program from 2014-18 connected with the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Four Cover Crop Field Days in September
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms is hosting four cover crop field days this September. Each event will have a different aspect of this conservation farming practice.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Story County
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa now has 13 counties infested with Emerald Ash Borer after beetles were found in Story City.
Integrated Cropping Systems Team Addresses Management of Pesticide Resistance
(Posted on 8/21/2014)
The complexity of crop production decision-making is escalated by issues that have Iowa farmers concerned about pesticide resistance. Visit the Iowa State University tent at the Farm Progress Show Aug. 26-28 to meet Iowa State researchers and specialists working in the area of pest resistance.
Yard and Garden: Properly Harvesting and Enjoying Melons
(Posted on 8/20/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on the best way to harvest homegrown melons.
Winning Teams Announced for 2014 Cook This! 4-H Final Culinary Challenge
(Posted on 8/20/2014)
Thirteen teams of youth in grades 5-12 competed in the 2014 4-H Cook This! Final Culinary Challenge at the Iowa State Fair. Winners have been announced in three age divisions.