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Bridging the Gap between Art and Economy
(Posted on 7/21/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recently hired Jennifer Drinkwater, associate professor in art and visual culture in the College of Design, for the brand new position, community art specialist. This position is a high impact hire by President Leath. 
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Lee County, Iowa
(Posted on 7/8/2015)
Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.
Taylor Named Interim Director for Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 6/30/2015)
Gary Taylor has been named interim director for the Community and Economic Development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He will begin the position Sept. 3.
 
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Poweshiek County, Iowa
(Posted on 6/22/2015)
A new detection of emerald ash borer has been positively identified after a larva sample was collected from a city-owned tree in Grinnell on June 16, 2015. This brings the total of confirmed infested counties to 25 since EAB was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. This beetle kills ash tree species.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Scott and Davis Counties, Iowa
(Posted on 6/10/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in Davenport and central rural Davis County, bringing the total of confirmed counties to 24 since it was first detected in Iowa back in 2010. This insect  kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
County Profiles Examine Poverty and Food Needs
(Posted on 5/11/2015)
Local leaders, decision-makers and nonprofit organizations can use the information in their county’s “Poverty and Food Needs” profile to better understand and address local food insecurity issues, said Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
 
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Polk County, Iowa
(Posted on 5/8/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified for the first time in Polk County, making this the 22nd county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Dallas County, Iowa
(Posted on 4/15/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in the southeast corner of rural Dallas County, making this the 21st county in Iowa where this invasive beetle has been found. The Iowa EAB Team will host a press conference at Grey’s Lake southeast parking area, 2101 Fleur Dr. in Des Moines at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Clinton County, Iowa
(Posted on 3/25/2015)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in the city of Clinton, making this the 20th county in Iowa where this wood boring pest of ash trees has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week Is March 22-28
(Posted on 3/23/2015)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating the land-grant mission of putting the university’s research and resources to work throughout the state of Iowa.

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