News Releases

Aquaculture Publications a Resource for Farmers Raising and Caring for Fish
(Posted on 3/4/2015)
Fish producers can stay current on the areas of fish health, feeding practices, water quality and water treatment by referring to the standard operating procedures for aquaculture outlined in new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publications.
Master Gardeners Webinar Highlights School Garden Connections
(Posted on 3/4/2015)
The final session of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners winter webinar series on how to support local food systems will be held Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at county extension offices.
Yard and Garden: Spring Care for Fruit Trees
(Posted on 3/4/2015)
The key to good fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival and pollination. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach share cultural practices that improve a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit.
Iowa State University Part of Land-Grant Impacts Website Launch
(Posted on 3/3/2015)
A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land-grant universities has been launched.
Attend Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credits and Loan Program Workshops
(Posted on 3/3/2015)
The Iowa Ag Development Division, in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices, is offering two-hour classes for individuals interested in learning more about low interest loans for beginning farmers and Iowa tax credits for farmers who hire a beginning farmer for custom work.
ISU Extension Offers Farm Financial Planning Support
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Farm Financial Planning, a program providing one-on-one financial support and advice to farmers.
New Consortium Launched to Conserve Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Iowa
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.
Women: 'We Need to Talk -- about Money’
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Women need to prepare throughout their lives if they wish to become financially secure and independent in their later years. The Money Talk program from ISU Extension and Outreach helps women make informed financial decisions.
Iowa State Herbicide Guide Offers Strategies to Manage Resistant Weeds
(Posted on 3/2/2015)
Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen, professors of agronomy and ISU Extension and Outreach weed scientists, updated the 2015 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production to reflect the 2014 growing season, product effectiveness and changes in industry offerings.
Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey Shows Slight Increases for 2015
(Posted on 2/26/2015)
Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015, according to the 2015 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey.