News Releases

2014 Farmland Rental Rates Decrease Moderately
(Posted on 4/24/2014)
Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This is the first decrease shown by the annual survey since 1999. The cash rental rates survey results are available in the ISU Extension and Outreach publication Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2014 Survey.
Yard and Garden: Plant a Tree
(Posted on 4/24/2014)
There are many reasons to plant a tree in Iowa besides to celebrate Arbor Day on April 25, 2014. Trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. This week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share proper tree planting techniques.
Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference Focuses on Current Issues
(Posted on 4/23/2014)
Current issues in rural property management, appraisal, and sales and purchase are up for discussion at the Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference, May 21 at Iowa State University.
'Water Rocks!' Videos Earn Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards
(Posted on 4/18/2014)
The Water Rocks! team came home with 15 awards at the 23rd Annual Iowa Motion Picture Association award ceremony, including three Awards of Excellence in Educational Production.
Yard and Garden: Garden Mums
(Posted on 4/17/2014)
Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing and caring for garden mums.
Updated CSA Directory Puts More Iowa Producers on the Map
(Posted on 4/15/2014)
Consumers interested in eating local have more resources to do so with the updated directory, Iowa CSA Farms: 2014 Statewide List of Iowa CSA Farms and Organizers.
Iowa State Provides Assistance to Growing Number of Family Caregivers
(Posted on 4/14/2014)
People across Iowa are learning to thrive, not just survive, as they provide care to their loved ones who are chronically ill, aging or have a disability. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” provided by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, gives participants the tools they need to address the challenges of caregiving.
Webcast Examines Fear of Food: What Is Really Safe?
(Posted on 4/11/2014)
The spring 2014 Current Issues in Nutrition conference examines food safety concerns and what safe food really means. The online conference for nutrition and health professionals is organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the ISU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb
(Posted on 4/10/2014)
Spring is the best time to plant rhubarb in Iowa. Iowa State University horticulturists make rhubarb planting recommendations for gardeners planting their first rhubarb patch and those maintaining an established planting.
Corn Stover Gains Attention in Iowa for Industrial Uses
(Posted on 4/7/2014)
Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a new series of fact sheets from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.