May 2012

May 31, 2012 01:02 PM

Understand what is going on in the strawberry patch. Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have answers to questions about strawberry pests and diseases.

May 31, 2012 10:35 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and the Hewitt Creek Watershed Improvement Association are hosting a field day June 8 at the Al Wente denitrifying bioreactor site located at 26723 New Vienna Road, Farley, Iowa. The field day will focus on best-management practices to reduce nitrate fertilizer losses from farm fields. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
 

May 31, 2012 08:44 AM

A new, customized equine management program being offered by Iowa State University and Extension and Outreach gives Iowa horse farm or ranch owners an educational program created specifically for their facility.

May 25, 2012 10:44 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and the Sac Soil and Water Conservation District are hosting a field day on Tuesday, June 5 on the Dean Tiefenthaler farm, rural Breda. The field day will focus on strip-tillage as a conservation farming practice.

May 24, 2012 09:55 AM

Big Creek Lake, located near Polk City, was created in 1972 and this year celebrates its 40th birthday. A celebration of the lake, Big Creek State Park and the wildlife management area will be held Saturday, June 2, beginning at 10 a.m. near the beach.

May 24, 2012 09:04 AM

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer homeowner questions about summer lawn care in this week's column. They also provide answers on a new website of frequently asked yard and garden questions.

May 24, 2012 08:33 AM

Women will learn how to market grain through volatile times when they attend a series of weekly meetings coordinated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The first meeting will be held from 7 - 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 on the Ankeny DMACC Campus.

May 23, 2012 02:04 PM

As Lee Schulz made his way from home in central Wisconsin to college and to career, one thing was clear: there’s no place he’d rather be than working for a land grant university in the Midwest. He began his job as ISU Extension and Outreach livestock economist in early May.

May 22, 2012 01:48 PM

From building robots to experimenting with electricity and extracting DNA from bananas, kids and teens explore hands-on, scientific inquiry through 4-H clubs and out-of-school experiences from ISU Extension and Outreach.

May 22, 2012 12:25 PM

The Iowa State 4-H Tech Team and some Tenacious Turtles are part of a new breed of Olympians – those who choose cyber defense, game design and robotics as their competitive venues. The two Iowa 4-H teams were among teens from across the state who recently competed in the IT-Olympics at Iowa State University.

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