News Releases

Yard and Garden: Improve Landscape in Late Summer, Early Fall
(Posted on 8/28/2014)
As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.
Worksheet Helps Producers Identify Selections for 2014 Farm Bill
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election of a commodity program from 2014-18 connected with the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Iowa Learning Farms to Host Four Cover Crop Field Days in September
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa Learning Farms is hosting four cover crop field days this September. Each event will have a different aspect of this conservation farming practice.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Story County
(Posted on 8/25/2014)
Iowa now has 13 counties infested with Emerald Ash Borer after beetles were found in Story City.
Integrated Cropping Systems Team Addresses Management of Pesticide Resistance
(Posted on 8/21/2014)
The complexity of crop production decision-making is escalated by issues that have Iowa farmers concerned about pesticide resistance. Visit the Iowa State University tent at the Farm Progress Show Aug. 26-28 to meet Iowa State researchers and specialists working in the area of pest resistance.
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.