News Releases

Youth Ambassador to be Iowa State’s Guest at State Fair
(Posted on 7/31/2015)
Allie Lansman, a youth ambassador for the National 4-H Healthy Living Management Team, was featured on the Biggest Loser show last fall for her efforts in helping young people have healthier lives. She will be Iowa State's special guest at the Varied Industries Building Aug. 15 and Aug. 17.
Iowa State Brings Bugs and Cy to Iowa State Fair
(Posted on 7/30/2015)
Those that fly, crawl, slither and leap will have their days at the Iowa State University exhibit, “Camp Cy – A Statewide Adventure,” in the Varied Industries Building at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Camp Cy takes place under cardinal and gold tent tops where special guests and activities will showcase the many ways ISU Extension and Outreach is Iowans’ 99-county campus.
New Tools Available to Calculate Projected Payments Granted by 2014 Farm Bill
(Posted on 7/28/2015)
Three new resources have been developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help Iowa corn and soybean producers calculate Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments for the 2014 and 2015 crop years.
New Beef Program Specialist Brings Education, Experience and Enthusiasm
(Posted on 7/28/2015)
Two and a half years ago, Erika Lundy began working at the Iowa Beef Center as an Iowa State graduate student focusing on feedlot nutrition. Eight weeks ago she started working for IBC as the center’s new extension program specialist. She is excited to put her education and experience to work for Iowa beef producers.
Yard and Garden: Growing Potatoes
(Posted on 7/28/2015)
The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden. However, there’s a lot to know about growing and storing potatoes properly. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have some tips on how to grow and store potatoes.
Robotic Raiders Introduce Cyclone Survivor at Iowa State Fair
(Posted on 7/28/2015)
The Robotic Raiders, a team consisting of talented sixth and seventh grade 4-H’ers, are excited to introduce their game “Cyclone Survivor”, this year at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. 
Making a Difference: Heddleson Intern Raeann Hanlon
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
Iowa State University students are given the opportunity to experience ISU Extension and Outreach through the Heddleson Internship Program. Three students were selected this year to be Heddleson interns, including sophomore in event management and apparel merchandising, Raeann Hanlon.
4-H Youth to See Auto Racing from STEM Side
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
The science of auto racing and a fast time behind the wheel await some Iowa 4-H youth July 30. Approximately 30 youth will learn about science, technology, engineering and math in NASCAR and challenge NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace to a go cart race.
With Help from ISU Extension and Outreach, Community Gardens Thriving in Muscatine
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
With help from ISU Extension and Outreach groups, community gardens, including a large one at Mulford Evangelical Free Church, are taking root across the Muscatine community.
Yard and Garden: Caring for Peonies
(Posted on 7/23/2015)
The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in the spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing session. If given a good site and the right care, an established peony will flower for many years. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide helpful instructions on how to care for peonies all throughout the year.