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September 3, 2013 09:04 AM

From “The Wheels on the Bus” to “Goodnight Moon” and countless stories in between, a wide variety of children’s books are available to parents. Learn about the importance of reading to children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

August 29, 2013 08:36 AM

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share grape harvest time tips.

August 27, 2013 03:04 PM

Iowa youth put their robotics skills to the test at the 2013 Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge Aug. 10-11 at the Iowa State Fair.  

August 27, 2013 09:46 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled three North Central Iowa meetings in early September to respond to producer questions related to the late spring, dry summer and slow crop development.

August 27, 2013 09:13 AM

The annual Iowa State University McNay Memorial Research Farm fall field day is set for Tuesday, Sept. 10, southwest of Chariton. Crops and grazing research is the focus of the event with Iowa State faculty, staff and graduate students presenting information.

August 26, 2013 01:26 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have scheduled an Advanced RUSLE2 workshop for Sept.26 at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa.

August 23, 2013 03:38 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has planned three cow facilities and management update sessions in southern Iowa in early September.

August 23, 2013 02:53 PM

The public is invited to visit five local farms at the inaugural Taste of Northeast Iowa Farm Crawl from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The event is free and for all ages.

August 23, 2013 01:24 PM

The Iowa Water Center announces the theme for their eighth annual Iowa Water Conference, Making Connections – Solving Problems: Water strategies for success in a changing world. The conference will be held March 3 and 4, 2014, at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa.

August 22, 2013 11:27 AM

Iowa NSF EPSCoR helped heighten awareness of energy topics at this year’s Iowa State Fair. The project contributed to several science, technology, engineering and math activities, giving kids hands-on experience with the carbon cycle, biorenewables, solar cars and wind energy.

August 22, 2013 08:25 AM

Perfectly ripe pears are a luscious treat. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about when to harvest and how to ripen and store pears to have the most desirable fruit.

August 20, 2013 01:43 PM

Youth from across the state showcased their skills in the kitchen during the 2013 Cook This! 4-H Culinary Challenge at the Iowa State Fair. Winners have been announced for each of three age divisions.

August 20, 2013 09:41 AM

Iowa State University will be establishing the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Network with a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The grant was awarded to the ISU Extension and Outreach Center for Industrial Research and Service.
 

August 19, 2013 09:35 AM

A Sept. 10 field day near Gilmore City at the Drainage Research and Demonstration Project site will focus on agricultural practices that can reduce nutrients leaving the field for better water quality.

August 16, 2013 09:23 AM

Eight high school student teams competed in the third annual Crop Scouting Competition conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on Aug. 1. The Clayton County team won the competition that increases students’ awareness of Iowa agriculture through hands-on learning and teamwork.

August 16, 2013 09:23 AM

An annual review of manufacturing by the Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service shows that Iowa’s manufacturing sector continued its post-recession recovery, adding jobs through 2011. Employment in this sector, however, is still 10 percent lower than prerecession levels in 2007.

August 15, 2013 09:41 AM

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship staff members will present information about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy during the Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m.

August 15, 2013 09:36 AM

Peonies can thrive up to 100 years if maintained properly. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about peony care, specifically how and when to divide the plant.

August 13, 2013 02:55 PM

The Iowa State Fair is a great showcase of the many projects and interests of Iowa 4-H'ers. This infographic breaks down the number of 4-H'ers participating and many of the exhibit and project areas available.

August 12, 2013 01:37 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled three cover crop workshops for commercial growers and those working with commercial growers for this fall.

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