News Releases

Yard and Garden: Growing Beautiful Bearded Iris
(Posted on 5/28/2015)
Bearded iris is among the most elegant, and easy to grow, flowers of spring. Follow these tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to maintain a colorful, attractive iris planting.
Learn How to Properly Preserve Food at Home
(Posted on 5/27/2015)
Due to an increased interest in home food preservation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed the “Preserve the Taste of Summer” program. This program includes both online lessons and a hands-on workshop focusing on home food preservation with the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.
4-H ‘And My World’ Camp Includes Healthy Living Track
(Posted on 5/26/2015)
Iowa youth will be preparing and tasting ethnic cuisines during the healthy living track of the state 4-H “And My World” camping experience June 21-25 at the Iowa 4-H Center. Registration is open until midnight June 1.
Iowa Dairy Experts Present at Annual Midwest Conference in June
(Posted on 5/21/2015)
Dairy nutritionists, industry professionals, veterinarians and producers will hear the latest research of issues concerning the dairy industry, including feed management and behavior at the 2015 4-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, June 10-11.
Exhibitions of Birds Cancelled for 2015 Due to Avian Influenza
(Posted on 5/21/2015)
Fairs, livestock auctions, swap meet and exotic sales will not include birds. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced an order to cancel all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other gatherings of birds due to avian influenza.
Attend Greenhorn Grazing Workshops to Sharpen Grazing Skills
(Posted on 5/21/2015)
Livestock producers wanting to maximize on their grazing practices should attend Greenhorn Grazing workshops in northeast Iowa.
Proper Use of Nitrogen Encouraged in Iowa’s Corn Production
(Posted on 5/20/2015)
The publication, Nitrogen Use in Iowa Corn Production, provides an overview of nitrogen use in regard to the soil system and corn fertilization.
Yard and Garden: Handling Rhubarb in the Garden
(Posted on 5/20/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss rhubarb flowering and stalk condition and offer harvesting tips.
‘Dare to Discover’ Iowa 4-H Youth Conference
(Posted on 5/19/2015)
This summer approximately 1,000 teens are projected to converge on the Iowa State University campus for the 2015 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed Dare to Discover, June 30 through July 2.
August Fruit and Vegetable Field Day to Cover Production and Best Practices
(Posted on 5/15/2015)
Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 10 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, near Ames.