News Releases

Yard and Garden: Properly Harvesting and Enjoying Melons
(Posted on 8/20/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on the best way to harvest homegrown melons.
Winning Teams Announced for 2014 Cook This! 4-H Final Culinary Challenge
(Posted on 8/20/2014)
Thirteen teams of youth in grades 5-12 competed in the 2014 4-H Cook This! Final Culinary Challenge at the Iowa State Fair. Winners have been announced in three age divisions.
Iowa Farmers Share Best Practices for Improving Water Quality
(Posted on 8/20/2014)
Farmers who visit the Iowa State University exhibit at the Farm Progress Show can visit with farmers who practice ways to improve water quality, including Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.
Affordable Care Act Has Implications for Farm Families
(Posted on 8/18/2014)
Considering the high cost of health insurance, farm families should become familiar with changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists in family finance discuss the implications for farm families in the August issue of Ag Decision Maker.
Good Agricultural Practices: Workshops Set for Fall 2014, Spring 2015
(Posted on 8/18/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.
Northern Iowa Research Farm Association Field Day Is Sept. 4
(Posted on 8/18/2014)
Palmer waterhemp, soybean cyst management and an update on the new weather station will highlight the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm fall field day Sept. 4.
Talk about Water Quality and Pest Resistance Management at Iowa State’s Farm Progress Show Exhibit
(Posted on 8/15/2014)
Exhibits in the Iowa State tent, located at the corner of Center and Seventh Avenues of the Farm Progress Show, contain information related to best management practices for improving water quality and pest resistance, and information about Iowa State's involvement in protecting crops against pest resistance and state efforts to improve water quality. Demonstration plots outside the tent offer a look at biomass and cover crops.
Flavors of Northwest Iowa Offers Last Culinary Tour of the Season
(Posted on 8/15/2014)
The last “Farm to Fork” culinary tour of the season hosted by Flavors of Northwest Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is Sept. 4. The tour leaves Sheldon, includes three stops and visits with four local producers.
Visit Local Producers on Flavors of Northwest Iowa Culinary Tour Aug. 21
(Posted on 8/15/2014)
The “Farm to Fork” culinary tour hosted by Flavors of Northwest Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is Aug. 21. The bus tour departs from Sioux City and visits four farms, connecting people who want to know more about local foods with local producers.
Yard and Garden: Establishing a Lawn from Seed
(Posted on 8/14/2014)
Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn.