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June 17, 2014 10:29 AM

A new study by Iowa State University professor and extension specialist Kim Greder and an ISU student links food insecurity and maternal depression in rural America.

June 17, 2014 09:52 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a "Nutrient Reduction Strategies" field day at the LICA farm near Melbourne on Wednesday, June 25. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

June 17, 2014 08:03 AM

Former Plymouth County 4-H'er Caine Westergard credits a large part of her success in the fashion world to the nine years she spent in 4-H.

June 17, 2014 07:54 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a "Benefits of Strip-Tillage" field day near Primghar on June 23. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

June 17, 2014 07:42 AM

An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach entomologist, in collaboration with an Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship entomologist, has written a new publication to help Iowans identify signs of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer.

June 13, 2014 09:20 AM

Dubuque County Extension is partnering with Loras College to provide computer literacy training to older citizens as a part of the Mid-Life and Beyond Program.

June 13, 2014 07:56 AM

The annual spring field day for the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research Farm will be held  June 26 near Crawfordsville, beginning at 1 p.m.

June 13, 2014 07:55 AM

An adult Emerald Ash Borer submitted by an Iowa City resident to the Iowa EAB Team has been positively identified as the destructive beetle by a federal identifier.  A follow-up examination of ash trees growing in the vicinity of where the beetle was collected has failed to confirm an infestation.

June 12, 2014 08:28 AM

Homeowners may be noticing growths, spots or sooty areas on maple leaves during summer. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify the leaf abnormalities and tell how to manage them.

June 10, 2014 11:28 AM

Selling produce at farmers markets, flower production, tomato grafting and pumpkin production are topics that will be covered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and central Iowa farmers during fields days this summer.

June 10, 2014 09:19 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day at the Roverud Family Partnership Farm, Elkader, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19. The field day will focus on using prairie strips integrated with row crops for reductions in nutrient and sediment runoff. The event is free-of-charge, open to the public, and a meal will be provided.

June 9, 2014 10:12 AM

The Future Problem Solving Program International Conference will bring students from across the United States and from countries around the world to Iowa State University to compete June 12-15. On Friday, June 13 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., the public is invited to see firsthand some of the students’ work at Hilton Coliseum.

June 5, 2014 12:41 PM

Fresh strawberries, a favorite of almost everyone, are relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. Strawberry plants require full sun, well-drained soils and good management to produce abundant, sweet fruit.

June 5, 2014 09:27 AM

With a game of "Cyclone Survivor," a team of Iowa County 4-H'ers has been named one of two runners-up in the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award competition.

June 5, 2014 09:07 AM

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy sets ambitious goals for keeping agricultural nutrients out of the state’s waterways. To reach the reduction targets, Iowa farmers and their advisers will have to work together to improve nutrient management strategies, according to a new Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll report.
 

June 4, 2014 03:52 PM

Nitrogen management, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture and efficient fuel use on the farm will highlight the spring field day of the Iowa State University Northern Research Farm June 26 at the south location of the ISU Northern Research Farm, one mile south of Kanawha.

June 4, 2014 12:50 PM

Dan Jaynes will discuss his work with saturated buffers for nitrate removal during this month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, June 18, at 11:30 a.m.

June 3, 2014 09:32 AM

An official proclamation was signed this spring, honoring the 100th anniversary of Des Moines County Extension. Extension Council Chair Tara Abel received the proclamation from Burlington Mayor Shane McCampbell and Des Moines County Supervisors Tom Broeker and Jim Cary.

June 3, 2014 08:32 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a “Strip-till and Cover Crops for Nutrient Management” field day on Tuesday, June 17 at the Mark Thompson farm near Badger, Iowa from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

June 2, 2014 12:43 PM

Buying a home is one of the most complicated financial transactions that most Americans will undertake. To help consumers get ready to buy a home, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “A Place of Your Own,” an online home ownership course.

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