News Releases

Yard and Garden: Keeping Your Holiday Plants Blooming
(Posted on 11/19/2014)
Holiday flowers are great additions to seasonal decorating  -  if they bloom. With special care, holiday flowers can become perennial and beautiful for years to come.
Crop Advantage Series Provides Latest Crop Production Information across Iowa
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Crop Advantage Series to producers at 13 locations across Iowa during January.
Nov. 19 GAP Course Cancelled
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
The Good Agricultural Practice workshop scheduled for Nov. 19 in Sioux City has been cancelled. Those who registered for the workshop may transfer their registration to another upcoming GAP workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Farmers Offered Guidance on Upcoming Farm Bill Decisions
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
Upcoming Iowa State University Extension and Outreach meetings will provide guidance for Iowa farmland owners and operators reviewing options under the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill. Farmland owners and operators must make decisions on base acre and yield updates along with choosing an Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage commodity program.
Delayed Harvest Impacting Fall Manure Application
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
With freezing temperatures occurring, it is essential to consider the impact weather has on manure management on the farm.
Gibbins Named STEM Hub Manager at Iowa State University
(Posted on 11/17/2014)
Paul R. Gibbins of Ankeny will become the regional manager for the North Central STEM Hub at Iowa State University beginning Dec. 1. The North Central STEM Hub is one of six regional hubs of the Governor's STEM initiative.
Iowa Music Educators Annual Conference Set For Ames Nov. 20-22
(Posted on 11/14/2014)
Ames and Iowa State University welcome an event that has become an annual tradition in the community as more than 500 music educators will attend their annual conference at the Iowa State Center Nov. 20-22.
Northwest Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Sessions set for Dec. 2
(Posted on 11/13/2014)
Beef producers can become Beef Quality Assurance Certified at one of three meetings on Dec. 2. The meetings are co-hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.
Yard and Garden: Protecting Trees and Shrubs Against Rabbits in Winter
(Posted on 11/12/2014)
Winter brings food scarcity, which makes your landscape a target for rabbits. Rabbits can severely damage trees and shrubs if you aren’t proactive.
Iowa State and South Dakota State University Specialists to Discuss Lamb Carcass Quality and Value
(Posted on 11/12/2014)
Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a meeting in Sheldon, Ia. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 about how to improve lamb carcass quality, resulting in better returns for the producer.