Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 16, 2015

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, Osceola and Clay Counties to deliver and support STEM research-based education. Interested applicants are asked to submit application documents electronically by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 to Wade Weber, Regional 4-H & Youth Specialist, wadewebr@iastate.edu

ANR Summer Educator Associate
January 16, 2015

The Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Summer Associate Educator works with youth and adults in Sioux, O’Brien, Lyon, Osceola and Clay Counties to create and support agriculture and natural resources research-based education. Interested applicants are asked to submit application documents electronically by Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 to Wade Weber, Regional 4-H & Youth Specialist, wadewebr@iastate.edu

Flavors of Northwest Iowa
January 16, 2015

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Flavors of Northwest Iowa is holding a local food summit on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Northwest Iowa Community College, Room 119 Building A in Sheldon, Iowa. Food producers, consumers, community leaders, gardeners, cooks and anyone with an interest in local foods are invited to attend this free event. The purpose of the summit is to continue the work of ISU Extension and Outreach Flavors of Northwest Iowa in creating a vision and sustainable plan for the future of local food in northwest Iowa.

Human Sciences Program Coordinator
January 14, 2015

This position provides leadership in selected counties to determine Human Sciences programming and deliver high quality programs in tandem with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Science specialists. Submit cover letter and resume by Feb. 13, 2015.

December 29, 2014

All webinars count towards Master Gardener educational hours.Master Gardeners gain educational hours while learning about how to support school gardens, food banks, community gardens, and more. All sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and Mar. 12 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Lyon County.


Statewide Resources

  • Convenient access to horticulture publications, programs and people.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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