January 2012

January 31, 2012 09:35 AM

One food with the potential to include all the food groups is pizza. But can this well-loved entree that is notoriously high in fat, sodium and carbohydrates fit on MyPlate? Yes it can, with a few modifications,says an ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.

January 27, 2012 10:12 AM

The third annual Iowa 4-H Gala includes food, entertainment and a variety of opportunities to support the Iowa 4-H program statewide and at the club level. Registration is open now for the Feb. 25 event at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.

January 27, 2012 09:39 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the new version of the plant hardiness zone map this week — the first update since 1990. Much of Iowa now is considered Zone 5.

January 26, 2012 03:43 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach supports Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a program that provides free tax preparation for low- and moderate-income Iowans. ISU Extension and Outreach works with local partners to recruit and train volunteers and provide technical support for VITA sites in 42 rural counties.

January 26, 2012 03:41 PM

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program.

January 26, 2012 12:11 PM

“Evaluating Your Estate Plan” is a one-day Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop that will be held at five Iowa locations during February. The workshop will provide farm families and others with information about estate planning options.

January 26, 2012 11:24 AM

Selecting seeds is one of the first steps in planting a home garden – along with preparing the seedbed and deciding when to plant. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information that will guide gardeners as they select vegetable seeds.

January 25, 2012 04:58 PM

The Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm will hold its association annual meeting and an educational program on March 8 at the Duncan Hall in Duncan Iowa. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m.; lunch will be provided.

January 25, 2012 04:17 PM

“When we love the place where we live, we take better care of it,” said Kristi Cooper, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She will discuss how to develop a sense of place and build communities that connect people with nature during the Virtual Eco Family Conference on Feb. 2.

January 23, 2012 11:10 AM

Results of crop production research conducted at Iowa State University Northwest Research Farm (NWRF) located near Sutherland will be shared during a program for corn and soybean producers on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Spencer, Iowa.

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