News Releases

Mock Food Safety Audit Workshop Is Aug. 26
(Posted on 7/31/2014)
Specialty crop growers interested in food safety certification and risk management for their farms should plan to attend a Mock GAP Audit Workshop Aug. 26 in Cedar Rapids.
Have Adventures with Cy and Fun with 4-H at the Iowa State Fair
(Posted on 7/31/2014)
Visitors to the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7-17 may venture with Cy around the fairgrounds to learn more about Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as enjoy the exhibits of thousands of Iowa youth who participate in 4-H Youth Development.
Yard and Garden: Manage Bearded Irises, Peonies, Daylilies
(Posted on 7/30/2014)
Mid-to-late summer is an excellent time to manage the flowers growing around the house, yard and garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on how to do so successfully.
New Videos Highlight Importance of Local Food In Iowa
(Posted on 7/30/2014)
In Iowa, local food is fun, but it also is a vehicle for rural economic development, as four new videos from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach show.
Beef Producers Invited to Tom Noffsinger Low-Stress Handling Clinic
(Posted on 7/24/2014)
Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State and Merck Animal Health are sponsoring an Aug. 12 clinic led by Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a consulting feedyard veterinarian from Nebraska, at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield.
Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots
(Posted on 7/23/2014)
Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items.
Resilient Ag Conference Now Open to Crop Advisers and Farmers
(Posted on 7/22/2014)
Farmers and crop advisers throughout the upper Midwest are encouraged to attend the Resilient Agriculture Conference Aug. 5-7, in person at Ames, Iowa, or online.
Keep Pigs Comfortable during High Heat and Humidity
(Posted on 7/22/2014)
As the temperature and humidity level rise outside, pork producers need to address animal comfort indoors, according to the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Muscatine County
(Posted on 7/21/2014)
A larva collected by the Iowa EAB Team from a residential tree in Muscatine has been positively identified as the Emerald Ash Borer by a federal identifier.
ISU Extension and Outreach Publications Examine Retirement Issues
(Posted on 7/21/2014)
The "Retirement: Secure Your Future" series is now available for free download from the ISU Extension and Outreach online store.