News Releases

‘Your Money Your Future’ Online Class Begins
(Posted on 9/23/2014)
Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Sometimes that philosophy can help people stretch their resources until the next paycheck arrives. However, a two-hour class from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a better way to make the money last each month.
It's Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week
(Posted on 9/22/2014)
The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week is being held in conjunction with the 71st annual National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 21-27.
Iowa Organic Conference to Help Producers Meet Growing Demand for Organics
(Posted on 9/22/2014)
The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.
What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know about Corporal Punishment
(Posted on 9/22/2014)
Mental health experts say spanking and other forms of corporal punishment are not necessary and many times cause psychological side effects. However, there are plenty of effective alternatives, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in family life.
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.