News Releases

Learn about Cover Crops, Grassed Waterways and Conservation Planning July 21
(Posted on 7/6/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a workshop about available conservation planning, the installation of grassed waterways and erosion control blankets along with the use of cover crops July 21 on the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax.
Consider Emotions, as Well as Money, during Tough Financial Times
(Posted on 7/6/2015)
Avian influenza has had a significant financial impact on many Iowa families. Working through the cycle of grief caused by a sudden drop in income allows families to plan for how to adjust their financial picture with clear heads, and the entire family should be a part of those conversations.  
Making a Difference: Heddleson Intern Haley Wellman
(Posted on 7/6/2015)
The Heddleson Internship Program allows Iowa State University students in the College of Human Sciences to experience ISU Extension and Outreach with a hands-on internship. This year three students were selected to be Heddleson interns, including junior in nutritional sciences, Haley Wellman.
Turfgrass Research Is Highlight of July 23 Field Day near Ames
(Posted on 7/2/2015)
The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station is host for the annual Iowa Turfgrass Field Day, July 23 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Evening Garden Tour with Food Tastings Is July 21 at Lyon County Fair Grounds
(Posted on 7/2/2015)
Visitors can enjoy a horticulture tour through the Lyon County Fair Grounds gardens and taste locally-sourced food at the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Garden Tour and Local Food Tasting Tuesday, July 21, in Rock Rapids.
Yard and Garden: Successfully Maintaining Summer Fruit and Vegetable Plants
(Posted on 7/1/2015)
The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy homegrown fruits. With varying weather and temperature, maintaining a healthy fruit plant can sometimes be a struggle. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to properly maintain fruit plants in the summer months to ensure high fruit production.
Iowa State Fair Brings Back Commodity Carnival for a Second Year
(Posted on 6/30/2015)
The Commodity Carnival provides learning and fun at the Iowa State Fair and 15 county fairs for a second year. This interactive, hands-on game shows youth the behind-the-scenes components and challenges of animal production.
Taylor Named Interim Director for Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 6/30/2015)
Gary Taylor has been named interim director for the Community and Economic Development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He will begin the position Sept. 3.
 
Manage Excessive Aquatic Plants in Ponds
(Posted on 6/29/2015)
Recent weather conditions may have pond owners battling an abundance of aquatic plants. While the plants are a necessary and beneficial component of a natural ecosystem, too many can cause issues for pond owners, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist.
Stretch Food Dollars with Tips from ISU Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 6/29/2015)
By dropping some common high-cost habits and trying a few cost-cutting strategies, families can make their food dollars go further. ISU Extension and Outreach helps Iowans get resources and find answers to challenges brought on by avian influenza.