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With Help from ISU Extension and Outreach, Community Gardens Thriving in Muscatine
(Posted on 7/27/2015)
With help from ISU Extension and Outreach groups, community gardens, including a large one at Mulford Evangelical Free Church, are taking root across the Muscatine community.
Stretch Food Dollars with Tips from ISU Extension and Outreach
(Posted on 6/29/2015)
By dropping some common high-cost habits and trying a few cost-cutting strategies, families can make their food dollars go further. ISU Extension and Outreach helps Iowans get resources and find answers to challenges brought on by avian influenza.
Making a Difference: Heddleson Intern Morgan Bahl
(Posted on 6/22/2015)
The Heddleson Internship Program allows Iowa State University students in the College of Human Sciences to experience ISU Extension and Outreach with a hands-on internship. This year three students were selected to be Heddleson interns, including junior in nutritional sciences, Morgan Bahl.
ISU Extension and Outreach Provides Resources on Human Impact of Avian Influenza
(Posted on 6/22/2015)
Extension staff from Iowa State University, University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University will provide families with information on everything from food safety education and stretching food dollars as the cost of eggs and poultry increases to implementing strategies to manage a family’s finances and stress during tough times.
Learn How to Properly Preserve Food at Home
(Posted on 5/27/2015)
Due to an increased interest in home food preservation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed the “Preserve the Taste of Summer” program. This program includes both online lessons and a hands-on workshop focusing on home food preservation with the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.
Extension Needs Aronia Berry Jam and Jelly Samples
(Posted on 5/14/2015)
Researchers need samples of aronia berry jams and jellys for a research project with the goal of helping the FDA establish a standard of identity for aronia berry jams and jellies.
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.
Eggs and Poultry Safe to Eat, Iowa State University Food Safety Specialist Stresses
(Posted on 4/22/2015)
Avian influenza does not impact the foods that consumers eat, says an Iowa State University food safety expert.
Food Safety Training Brings Spanish Speakers to the Table
(Posted on 4/7/2015)
Emilio Estrada is helping to train food service workers who would have a more difficult time getting trained otherwise. The program is offered by specialists in nutrition and wellness with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.
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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