News Releases

New ISU Report Shows Growing Income Inequality Evidence of Shrinking Middle Class
(Posted on 9/18/2014)
Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the past decade in Iowa. The difference has contributed to a growing disparity between low and high income households, which is especially profound in specific parts of the state, according to a new report by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach rural sociologist David Peters.
Newsletter to Cover All Things Related to Small Farm Living
(Posted on 9/18/2014)
The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find value resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.
Yard and Garden: Enjoying Fall Pumpkin and Squash
(Posted on 9/17/2014)
One of the best aspects of fall gardening is the harvesting of pumpkins and squash. Get the most from various squash varieties this fall.
Competition Gives High School Students Crop Scouting Experience
(Posted on 9/17/2014)
Iowa high school students applied integrated pest management principles and gained corn and soybean scouting experience by participating in and preparing for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Scouting Competition Aug. 5.
School of Education Has New Extension and Outreach Specialist
(Posted on 9/16/2014)
Constance Beecher joins Iowa State University as an extension and outreach specialist in the School of Education. This position, created through the President’s High Impact Hires Initiative, will help enhance education in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.
Producers May Visit a Variety of Manure Management Systems during Field Days
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.
Register for October, November Good Agricultural Practices Workshops
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct GAP workshops for fruit and vegetable growers in Indianola and Sioux City. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.
2015 Community Visioning Program Applications Available
(Posted on 9/12/2014)
The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 program.
Study Results Tell How to Cut Tractor Fuel Expenses
(Posted on 9/11/2014)
Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.
Yard and Garden: Making the Most of Your Apple Harvest Experience
(Posted on 9/10/2014)
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples and apple harvesting. Here are some tips from ISU Extension and Outreach to make the most of apple season.