News Releases

Iowa Children Are Engaged with STEM, 4-H and FIRST LEGO League
(Posted on 1/22/2015)
Across Iowa, science, technology, engineering and math activities – also known as STEM -- are engaging 4-H members and schoolchildren. STEM is enriching their lives and connecting them with science in a fun way with activities like FIRST LEGO League. 
Yard and Garden: Avoid Problems with Stored Produce
(Posted on 1/22/2015)
Sometimes issues crop up with produce storage, leading to disappointment. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on how to avoid produce storage problems.
4-H, Positive Youth Development Featured in International Journal
(Posted on 1/22/2015)
Children and youth learn best when they learn through experience. This positive youth development is the essence of 4-H and is featured in the international research journal Reclaiming Children and Youth.
GAP Workshops Scheduled for Spring 2015
(Posted on 1/21/2015)
Registration is open for six Good Agricultural Practice workshops that will be offered this spring by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
2015 Crop Cost Estimates Released
(Posted on 1/20/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released its annual publication titled Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa – 2015. It is intended to help farmers determine their own potential 2015 crop costs per acre and per bushel.
Yard and Garden: Add Butterfly Weed to Spring Landscape Plans
(Posted on 1/14/2015)
When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings. Include butterfly weed, a pretty, low maintenance perennial, in those plans to add significant beauty and value to a lawn. For maximum growth and beauty, specific growing procedures should be followed.
Advanced Bull Selection Clinics Scheduled for February
(Posted on 1/14/2015)
Seven February meetings are scheduled across the predominant cow-calf sector of Iowa to address the complexity of semen and bull selection.
Iowa Learning Farms January Webinar Features Ag Secretary Northey
(Posted on 1/12/2015)
Iowa Learning Farms begins its fifth year of monthly webinars with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. The webinar will be live on a special date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. 
New Corn Coproducts Fact Sheet Series Available from Iowa Beef Center
(Posted on 1/12/2015)
Six publications in the series “Ethanol Coproducts for Beef Cattle” offer the latest information based on research and demonstration projects, and all are available for download from the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.
VITA Volunteers Provide Free Tax Preparation in Rural Counties
(Posted on 1/8/2015)
A team of accountants, clergy, retired professionals and students throughout Iowa volunteer to prepare tax returns for low-income clients through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. ISU Extension and Outreach specialists help train these volunteers.