November 3, 2015 10:24 AM

Due to increased interest in farmland drainage in the past year, ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a workshop that covers many aspects essential to designing and planning new drainage systems or retrofitting existing systems.

November 2, 2015 02:23 PM

Iowa social service workers have a new way to help their clients with financial issues, thanks to a nationally recognized toolkit being offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

November 2, 2015 09:19 AM

While medical professionals and others may be partners in the caregiving scenario, family caregivers are the only people who are present with patients in all care settings. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes and honors this contribution with the 2015 theme “Respite: Care for Caregivers.”

October 30, 2015 02:07 PM

A recent ISU Extension and Outreach publication, “Farm financial management: 16 ways to stretch cash flow,” details the actions that farmers can take to improve their liquidity when times get tough.

October 30, 2015 12:14 PM

The Soil Health Partnership, along with the Iowa Learning Farms and Bremer County farmer partner Mark Mueller, will host a cover crop and soil health field day on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Borlaug Learning Center.

October 28, 2015 03:41 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach will offer a Sheep Production Skill Development Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 21 in Ames.

October 28, 2015 03:04 PM

The holiday season is just around the corner. One of the best parts of any good holiday celebration is beautiful holiday plants, including the spectacular amaryllis. What is the best way to ensure it will bloom for Christmas, and can it be saved afterward?

October 28, 2015 02:30 PM

A new publication is now available from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Store. Using Accounting Software for Food Hubs: Processing Traceable Orders (LF0009) is a step-by-step tutorial based on QuickBooks Professional accounting software.

October 28, 2015 01:50 PM

Farming has become increasingly complex, and farmers must consider many factors as they weigh decisions about planting and fertilizing, pest and disease management and soil and water conservation. As they gather information and advice to make decisions, farmers rely on a variety of professional advisers to varying degrees, according to the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

October 28, 2015 01:29 PM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sam and Julie Spellman farm, rural Woodward. The event is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

October 28, 2015 11:52 AM

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are topics at ISU Extension and Outreach meetings in Iowa City Nov. 24 and Ames Dec. 16.

October 27, 2015 11:31 AM

Much grain has been harvested and put into the bin at 60 degrees and warmer, so proper grain drying and cooling is essential for storage life and grain quality. For safe grain storage during warmer conditions core it, cool it and check it.

October 27, 2015 10:49 AM

The annual Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Dec. 2-3, 2015 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus. This year, the conference has increased the number of speakers, providing topics and information on the latest in crop production and technology from around Iowa and the Midwest.

October 26, 2015 04:04 PM

Rich Pirog, a pioneer in the statewide local foods movement, returns to Iowa on Wednesday, Nov. 4, to speak about his new experiences in Michigan at the quarterly meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group at the Story County Extension office.

October 26, 2015 01:39 PM

The Strengthening Families Program 10-14 is one way that the College of Human Sciences is helping to improve the health and wellness of Iowa families through Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

October 26, 2015 10:30 AM

Registration is open for the Midwest Dairy Day scheduled for Dec. 4, 2015. The workshop, Genomics 101: Putting Genomics to Work, will be held  at Iowa’s Dairy Center located at 1527 Highway 150 S, Calmar, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

October 22, 2015 04:49 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach Agricultural Outlook meetings are designed to provide participants with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential, and management implications.

October 22, 2015 04:37 PM

Iowa Learning Farms and the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a multi-species cover crop field day on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the Gordon Wassenaar farm, rural Prairie City.

October 22, 2015 08:53 AM

New online options make training and fee payment easier than ever for more than 4,500 certified Iowa manure applicators.

October 22, 2015 08:34 AM

Jason Ross has been appointed as the director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1.

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