News Releases

Updated CSA Directory Puts More Iowa Producers on the Map
(Posted on 4/15/2014)
Consumers interested in eating local have more resources to do so with the updated directory, Iowa CSA Farms: 2014 Statewide List of Iowa CSA Farms and Organizers.
 
Iowa State Provides Assistance to Growing Number of Family Caregivers
(Posted on 4/14/2014)
People across Iowa are learning to thrive, not just survive, as they provide care to their loved ones who are chronically ill, aging or have a disability. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” provided by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, gives participants the tools they need to address the challenges of caregiving.
Webcast Examines Fear of Food: What Is Really Safe?
(Posted on 4/11/2014)
The spring 2014 Current Issues in Nutrition conference examines food safety concerns and what safe food really means. The online conference for nutrition and health professionals is organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the ISU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb
(Posted on 4/10/2014)
Spring is the best time to plant rhubarb in Iowa. Iowa State University horticulturists make rhubarb planting recommendations for gardeners planting their first rhubarb patch and those maintaining an established planting.
Corn Stover Gains Attention in Iowa for Industrial Uses
(Posted on 4/7/2014)
Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a new series of fact sheets from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
April Is Month of the Military Child: Purple Up!
(Posted on 4/7/2014)
On April 15 all Iowans are encouraged to wear purple to show their appreciation for military children and their families. During April, the Month of the Military Child, and throughout the year Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources for military families.
Webinar: Why Kids Need Sleep
(Posted on 4/7/2014)
Children need adequate sleep to help their brains and bodies grow and develop. In April Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar for parents, grandparents and teachers covering how sleep impacts children’s health and behavior.
Four Iowa Youth Head to 2014 National 4-H Conference
(Posted on 4/3/2014)
Four 4-H members have been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Conference April 5-10 in Washington, D.C. The youth delegates are Raeann Hanlon, Calhoun County; Paul Elliott, Linn County; and Renae Drey and Tyler Pickhinke, Sac County.
Science of Parenting: Does Religion Matter?
(Posted on 4/3/2014)
“Do I have to go to church today?” How parents respond when children ask questions about religion and spirituality can impact their youngsters’ behavior. During April, learn how parents can help children as they begin asking spiritual questions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 
Yard and Garden: Spring Care of Strawberry Plants
(Posted on 4/3/2014)
Strawberries are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort, making them well suited to home gardens. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa, but don’t rush to remove mulch.