News Releases

Rieck-Hinz Is New Extension Field Agronomist for North Central Iowa
(Posted on 7/9/2014)
Angela Rieck-Hinz is the new extension field agronomist for north central Iowa. She brings expertise in crop production and protection to this position, which serves a nine-county area.
Iowa State Crop Production Extension Moving to an Integrated Approach
(Posted on 7/8/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new team and direction to advise farmers on corn and soybean production.
Set Up System to Prevent Tragic Heatstroke Accidents
(Posted on 7/8/2014)
Every year children die from being left in hot cars, but this tragedy can be prevented. Parents and caregivers need to set up a system that reduces the risk, says Malisa Rader, an ISU Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.
New Manual Shows Growers How to Share Machinery, Cut Costs
(Posted on 7/7/2014)
Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.
Second Greenhorn Grazing Session Features Fencing, Brush Management
(Posted on 7/3/2014)
The July 15 session of the 2014 Greenhorn Grazing series in Chariton offers timely information on electric fencing technology and pasture weed and brush management, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers.
Yard and Garden: Growing Successful Summer Squash
(Posted on 7/2/2014)
Summer is a perfect time to harvest summer squash from your garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists provide some great tips for successful squash.
Science of Parenting: Dealing with Peer Pressure
(Posted on 7/2/2014)
Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond? Family life specialists offer suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  
Ames, Iowa State University Host National Junior Disability Championships July 5-12
(Posted on 7/2/2014)
The National Junior Disability Championships will bring approximately 200 participants and more than 200 coaches, staff, officials and families from across the country to central Iowa July 5-12.
Check Credit Report to Make Sure You Are ‘You’
(Posted on 7/1/2014)
Iowans should take a look at their credit report every year to make sure the information is accurate and to correct any errors. One way to learn more about credit is to sign up for “Your Money, Your Future” workshops from ISU Extension and Outreach.
Extension Brings Help as Flooding Gives Cattle Producers New Set of Challenges
(Posted on 6/27/2014)
ISU Extension and Outreach offers cattle producers information and resources to deal with flooding as it relates to the health and safety of livestock and the health and safety of homes and families.