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January 11, 2016 08:33 AM

Training farmers to manage and build their business is the goal of a new eight-week program offered to aspiring, new and established farmers.

January 8, 2016 01:51 PM

The 31st annual Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association conference will be held Jan. 28-29 in Ankeny, Iowa.

January 7, 2016 01:20 PM

The inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference is scheduled for Feb.13 in Ames, Iowa. Keynote speaker Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms will be featured along with a wide variety of educational options, a trade show, lunch and giveaways.

January 7, 2016 10:20 AM

Eat better. Exercise more. Get organized. Learn something new. It’s that time of year when adults make resolutions to help them reach their goals. It’s also a good time for parents to help their children build goal-setting skills, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

January 6, 2016 03:47 PM

Winter has officially arrived in Iowa, and with it comes snow. How will it affect landscapes? Are there steps that can be taken to alleviate winter’s effects? 

January 5, 2016 09:47 AM

To support women farmers and land owners and their important role in Iowa agriculture, ISU Extension and Outreach provides research-based educational programs through the Women in Agriculture program.

January 5, 2016 09:10 AM

On Thursday Jan. 21, John Lawrence and Jacqueline Comito will discuss the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the challenges of meeting the goals of reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loss from Iowa.

December 23, 2015 02:09 PM

Registrations for two distance education programs for specific segments of the pork industry are now open through Iowa State University.

December 22, 2015 09:33 AM

Some plants are so beautiful that it’s worth the extra effort to spread them around. That’s where propagation comes in. With a little work and the proper cuttings, certain plants’ beauty can be easily shared.

December 22, 2015 09:06 AM

Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and ISU Extension and Outreach are conducting a meat judging coaches clinic Feb. 14 at the Iowa State Meat lab in Kildee Hall on the Iowa State campus. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 21, 2015 04:09 PM

The 2016 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference is set for Jan. 30 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa.

December 21, 2015 10:12 AM

The Driftless Region Beef Conference Feb. 4-5, 2016 is an educational event offering benefits to beef producers in four states.

December 17, 2015 04:05 PM

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has elected Cathann Kress as a new trustee to its board of directors. Kress is Iowa State University’s vice president for extension and outreach and a tenured professor in the school of education.
 

December 16, 2015 04:37 PM

Federally inspected meat cuts are available on the Iowa State campus through the ISU meat laboratory in Kildee Hall. Meat can be ordered online.

December 16, 2015 04:01 PM

The holiday season is here, and so are holiday plants. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to handle seasonal plants this holiday season.

December 16, 2015 03:53 PM

The Sheep Production Skill Development Workshop will be held on Jan. 16 in the Deb and Jeff Hanson Agriculture Learning Center in Ames.

December 15, 2015 03:48 PM

The Iowa Beef Center has revised the Feed Bunk Management fact sheet to help producers improve efficiency and make the most of already tight margins.

December 15, 2015 02:11 PM

When Iowa farmers believe the benefits of planting cover crops outweigh the risks, they’re more likely to adopt this practice, new Iowa State University research shows.

December 15, 2015 11:03 AM

Family caregivers and the work they do can easily be overlooked. Not only are caregivers looking after others, they also need to be looking after themselves. Human Sciences Extension and Outreach helps provide family caregivers with the tools and resources they need to look after themselves through “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.”

December 14, 2015 10:43 AM

Farmers need to exercise caution when it comes to herbicide selection if they intend to graze or harvest a cover crop.

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