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4-H teams from Benton, Muscatine, Scott and Washington counties will represent Iowa in upcoming national 4-H livestock and meats judging contests. The teams earned the right to represent Iowa 4-H after receiving top honors in the 2015 4-H/FFA State Livestock and Meats Judging Contests.
Parents who did not have an ideal childhood may unknowingly be perpetuating the same traumatic experiences for their children. However, the cycle can be broken, according to the Science of Parenting bloggers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, must be planted in the fall so their blooms may be enjoyed in the spring. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on planting, storing and forcing spring-flowering bulbs.
The emerald ash borer, a highly destructive insect of ash trees, has been confirmed in Dubuque, Iowa. Twenty-eight of Iowa’s counties have now been confirmed positive.
The emerald ash borer, a destructive and invasive insect of ash trees, has been discovered in central rural Montgomery County. Iowa’s growing number of counties with confirmed detections has now reached 27.
When a grandparent has dementia, the grandchildren may not understand why grandma or grandpa is becoming forgetful, mom or dad is stressed out and everything is different than it used to be. However, parents can help their young children and adolescents learn to cope, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Teaching teens about money management is only the beginning of their financial education. They need to apply that knowledge to build the skills that will help them develop positive financial habits. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps make the High School Financial Planning Program available in Iowa.
Avian influenza has increased the stress that many Iowa families are facing. Dealing with the stress from unexpected changes such as job loss or financial uncertainty can be slow and painful, but is possible, says a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Cathann Kress, Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach, has received The 2015 Spirit of Crazy Horse Award from Reclaiming Youth International and the Starr Global Learning Network. Kress joins a long list of leaders in research, policy and practice whose contributions have advanced work with children and youth.