News Releases

Producers May Visit a Variety of Manure Management Systems during Field Days
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.
Register for October, November Good Agricultural Practices Workshops
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct GAP workshops for fruit and vegetable growers in Indianola and Sioux City. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.
2015 Community Visioning Program Applications Available
(Posted on 9/12/2014)
The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 program.
Study Results Tell How to Cut Tractor Fuel Expenses
(Posted on 9/11/2014)
Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.
Yard and Garden: Making the Most of Your Apple Harvest Experience
(Posted on 9/10/2014)
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples and apple harvesting. Here are some tips from ISU Extension and Outreach to make the most of apple season.
Iowa Learning Farms Webinar Focuses on Stream Bank Erosion
(Posted on 9/10/2014)
This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Iowa State's Tom Isenhart. He'll discuss the question, “Do we know enough about stream bank erosion to mitigate damage to stream ecosystems?” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Cover Crop Workshop for Vegetable Growers Set for Sept. 22 in Sioux City
(Posted on 9/10/2014)
Vegetable growers and those working with them can enjoy a cover crop workshop planned for Sept. 22 at the Woodbury County Extension Office in Sioux City.
Youth Show Skills in 2014 Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge
(Posted on 9/9/2014)
Youth from across Iowa competed in Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2014 Iowa State Fair where they showcased their robot designing and programming skills.
New Hansen Ag Student Learning Center Hosts State 4-H Livestock Judging Teams
(Posted on 9/8/2014)
Eighty-five youth participated in the 2014 4-H/FFA State Livestock Judging Contests held in the new Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.
Science of Parenting: ‘I Can’t Decide’
(Posted on 9/8/2014)
From the preschooler who can’t decide what to eat, to the high school student who can’t decide what to wear, sometimes children have a hard time making decisions. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists offer suggestions on how parents can help in the Science of Parenting blog.