News Releases

Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey Shows Slight Increases for 2015
(Posted on 2/26/2015)
Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015, according to the 2015 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey.
Yard and Garden: Jump-Start Spring Flower and Vegetable Planting In Winter
(Posted on 2/25/2015)
While the weather outside is currently cold and snowy, spring isn’t far away. This is a great time to get a jump-start on spring planting by germinating seeds and starting flower and vegetable plants indoors.
Borich to Retire from Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 2/23/2015)
Timothy O. Borich will be retiring as director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development program, as well as associate dean for extension and outreach within the ISU College of Design, effective Sept. 3. He will remain at Iowa State part-time as an associate professor in the Department of Community and Regional Planning.
 
Iowa State Helps Develop App for Recording Pesticide Applications
(Posted on 2/20/2015)
Iowa State University helped develop an app that makes it easier to meet state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements. Extension and Outreach is working with developers to improve the app's usefulness and features.
Volunteers Come Together to Improve 4-H Programs
(Posted on 2/19/2015)
More than 80 participants attended the 2015 State 4-H Volunteer Retreat at Iowa State University. Volunteers, staff, parents and intermediate and senior 4-H members came together to share ideas and learn about innovative curricula to improve 4-H Youth Development programs.
Yard and Garden: Growing and Transplanting Indoor Seedlings
(Posted on 2/19/2015)
Right now, the weather outside is cold and the ground is inhospitable to plants. However, this is an excellent time to begin growing seedlings indoors that can be transplanted outside for successful growth in spring.
Updated CSA Directory Lists 85 Enterprises Connecting Iowans to Local Food
(Posted on 2/13/2015)
Iowans have a resource to help them connect to local food producers in their area. The directory, Iowa CSA Farms: 2015 Statewide List of CSA Farms and Organizers Serving Iowa, is available from ISU Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
North Central Iowa Research Association and Iowa State University to Hold Educational Meeting
(Posted on 2/12/2015)
The annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association and educational program of the ISU Northern Research Farm will take place on March 12 at the Duncan Ballroom in Duncan.
Yard and Garden: Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs in Winter
(Posted on 2/12/2015)
While mild winter weather is a pleasant surprise, it can have negative effects on plants that bloom ahead of schedule. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the proper way to care for spring-flowering bulbs in winter.
Make Plans to Attend the North Iowa Agriculture Summit Feb. 19
(Posted on 2/11/2015)
The North Iowa Agriculture Summit is an opportunity for producers and agriculture professionals to become better informed about what is happening in the industry, to network and share resources.