News Releases

Feedlot Facility Workshops Coming in February and March
(Posted on 1/26/2015)
The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will offer several workshops across Iowa focusing on choices in feedlot facilities in February and March 2015.
Iowa Beef Center Releases 'Cattle Bidder' App
(Posted on 1/26/2015)
Cattle feeders, order buyers and bankers now have a tool from the Iowa Beef Center to help them make cattle buying decisions.
Required Morel Mushroom Certification Workshops Offered in April
(Posted on 1/26/2015)
Interested in hunting and selling morel mushrooms in Iowa? If so, plan to take this three-hour class in April from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and be certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state.
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.