News Releases

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.
 
New Farm Poll Shows Nutrient Reduction Strategy Is Well Known
(Posted on 6/25/2015)
According to the latest Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, the majority of farmers are aware of and support Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy, a science and technology-based approach used to assess and reduce nutrients delivered to Iowa waterways, the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Yard and Garden: Dealing with Tree Abnormalities
(Posted on 6/25/2015)
Knowing how to properly care for trees and how to identify harmful tree abnormalities is a great skill for all tree owners to have. However, not all tree abnormalities are harmful. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify some tree abnormalities and explain what exactly they are.
20-Year ISU Extension and Outreach Program Earns STEM Seal of Approval
(Posted on 6/24/2015)
The Youth Environmental Agriculture Field Days program recently earned the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Seal of Approval. Eight other programs from around Iowa also received this STEM Seal of Approval. It is given to programs that enculturate, sustain and spread STEM thinking.
Farmland Leasing Meetings Will Increase Understanding of Rental Agreements
(Posted on 6/24/2015)
Three-hour workshops designed to assist landowners, farm tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements will be held in July and August.
Making a Difference: Heddleson Intern Morgan Bahl
(Posted on 6/22/2015)
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, Morgan Bahl.
ISU Extension and Outreach Provides Resources on Human Impact of Avian Influenza
(Posted on 6/22/2015)
Extension staff from Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University will provide families with information on everything from food safety education and stretching food dollars as the cost of eggs and poultry increases to implementing strategies to manage a family’s finances and stress during tough times.