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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.
2015 Community Visioning Program Applications Available
(Posted on 9/12/2014)
The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 program.
Partnership between ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa Association of Regional Councils Wins National Award
(Posted on 8/5/2014)
The Iowa Association of Regional Councils has been selected as a 2014 Innovation Award recipient from the National Association of Development Organizations for its collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
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.
Urban-Ag Academy Conference Is July 17-19 in Ames
(Posted on 7/16/2014)
The third annual Urban-Ag Academy conference will be held in Ames from July 17 through July 19.
Iowa Senate Resolution Celebrates Cooperative Extension
(Posted on 3/27/2014)
The Iowa Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution March 27 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System.
2014 ‘Friends of Extension’ Honored
(Posted on 3/14/2014)
The Iowa Alpha Mu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the honor society of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has honored four individuals as “Friends of Extension.”
Iowans Share Community Priorities That Need Extension and Outreach Education
(Posted on 2/28/2014)
In a statewide needs assessment survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the end of 2013, Iowans identified priority community needs that ISU Extension and Outreach should address with educational efforts.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Bremer and Wapello Counties, Iowa
(Posted on 2/19/2014)
Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Eddyville in Wapello County, and trees in the public right-of-way in Waverly in Bremer County. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
2013 Farm Poll: Farmers Concerned about Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
(Posted on 12/3/2013)
Iowa farmers are increasingly concerned about herbicide-resistant weeds and are changing their weed management practices to deal with the issue, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

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