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ISU Extension Audio: Interviews for the Week of Aug. 18

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AMES, Iowa -- Audio of the following Iowa State University Extension interviews is available for download (week of Aug. 18). For more information, contact Doug Cooper, ISU Extension audio producer, levachek@iastate.edu.

Hart on crop production, supply and demand -- ISU agricultural economist Chad Hart discusses the USDA’s Crop Production/Supply and Demand Report released on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Elmore on on crop production, supply and demand -- ISU Extension corn agronomist Roger Elmore talks about the USDA’s Crop Production/Supply and Demand Report released on Tuesday, Aug. 12, as well as Iowa crops.

Baker on the Beginning Farmer Center -- David Baker, an ISU Extension farm transition specialist with the Beginning Farmer Center, discusses the center and some of its upcoming events.

Donham on ICASH -- ICASH director Kelly Donham, talks about the Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (ICASH) program, its goals and the ICASH Hall of Fame. Bill Northey awards their newest inductee, Theresa Maurer, into the ICASH Hall of Fame.

Olson and 4-H history -- Carroll Olson, a 4-H Hall of Fame inductee, tells about his Iowa 4-H history from the Iowa State Fair.

Delate and Rosman on organic ag -- Kathleen Delate, an ISU Extension agronomist in organic agriculture, and Jerry Rosman, director of the Iowa Organic Agriculture Association, talk about the growth of organic agriculture in Iowa.

Burkenholst on Operation Military Kids -- Victoria Burkenholst, a program coordinator for Operation Military Kids, explains the role of this program in connecting military families and offering them community support from the Iowa State Fair. Also features Erin Johanns and Erica Holiday.

Big Boar Contest -- Doug Cooper discusses the Big Boar Contest and its winner, Freight Train, from the Iowa State Fair.

Havlovic on weather and crop growth -- Bernie Havlovic, with the Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm in Lewis, discusses the weather and its effect on crop growth from the spring to the present.

For the gardener -- Grass seeding, lawn aeration, late season lawn care, leaf-dropping

SafeFarm report with Chuck Schwab -- Farm Safety

A garden calendar minute with Cindy Haynes -- Garden tips

It’s time to…with Rich Pope -- Timely tips


Contacts :

Chad Hart, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, (515) 294-9911, chart@iastate.edu

Roger Elmore, Agronomy, (515) 294-6655, relmore@iastate.edu

David Baker, Beginning Farmer Center, (515) 252-7814, baker@iastate.edu

Kathleen Delate, Horticulture, (515) 294-7069, kdelate@iastate.edu

Cynthia Haynes, Horticulture, (515) 294-4006, chaynes@iastate.edu

Bernie Havlovic, Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm, (712) 769-2402

Chuck Schwab, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, (515) 294-4131, cvschwab@iastate.edu

Richard Pope, Entomology, (515) 294-5899, ropope@iastate.edu

Doug Cooper, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-6275, levachek@iastate.edu