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January 24, 2013 02:50 PM

Part of the fun of gardening is in starting your own plants. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss plant propagation methods best suited for several common yard and garden plants.

January 22, 2013 04:49 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists are hosting the Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop on Feb. 22 at the Scott County Extension Office in Bettendorf from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

January 18, 2013 02:29 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course called Homegrown Lifestyle for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their families and create a sustainable landscape. The 12-week course will be offered at several Iowa locations beginning March 14.

January 18, 2013 01:38 PM

The Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon is an opportunity to help shape the regional food network, according to organizers.

January 18, 2013 11:17 AM

A two-day short course, Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management, will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The ISU Extension and Outreach short course will focus on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management.

January 17, 2013 12:38 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the best time to prune common Iowa trees. Find answers to common yard and garden questions at the Yard and Garden FAQs website, http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 17, 2013 11:28 AM

Traps, sentinel trees, visual surveys and other surveillance efforts show pest is only in eastern Allamakee County in northeast Iowa, according to the Iowa Emerald Ash Borer team.

January 17, 2013 10:29 AM

Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition through a five-session course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The “Managing for Today and Tomorrow” program, a new Annie’s Project course, is being offered in Jefferson on Thursday evenings, Feb. 21 – March 21.

January 15, 2013 03:27 PM

Many farmers appear to believe that farmland is overvalued and eventually the market bubble will burst, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

January 15, 2013 02:40 PM

Iowans can beat the mid-winter blues with the Eco Family Virtual Conference. Families can save money on household expenses, spend quality time together and live green in 2013 by participating in the conference, said Kristi Cooper, conference organizer and family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 15, 2013 01:56 PM

The 4-State Beef Conference will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at six locations, including two in Iowa — the Armstrong Research Farm near Lewis or Southwest Iowa Community College in Creston.

January 14, 2013 12:31 PM

Ag Decision Maker, one of the most visited Iowa State University Extension and Outreach websites, has a new look. The decision-oriented agricultural business website now showcases new and emerging issues within farm management.

January 14, 2013 12:09 PM

Equine business professionals can connect with land-grant universities, equine business experts, networking opportunities and other invaluable resources by participating in the new, online Equine Business Short Course series. The series is offered at no charge.

January 14, 2013 11:55 AM

The Master Equine Manager Program is offering a functional anatomy workshop for equine owners and professionals that is centered around a guided dissection of a horse.

January 14, 2013 09:54 AM

Nine Iowa locations are offering the Annie's Project course this winter. The educational program is dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

January 10, 2013 04:39 PM

Feed efficiency is a major component in the profitability of any beef operation. That's why it’s the focus of the first day of the Driftless Region Beef Conference on Jan. 31.

January 10, 2013 04:37 PM

Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline (phone calls and emails) have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 10, 2013 04:25 PM

Prevention is the first line of defense against houseplant insect problems, according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. They share nonchemical methods and appropriate pesticides for controlling houseplant insect problems.

January 9, 2013 04:36 PM

January marks the start of a new Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Challenge. The team-based weight loss and physical activity program is adding two new features to increase individual awareness of nutrition and physical activity behaviors and to provide research-based education on general nutrition topics.

January 9, 2013 02:59 PM

Iowa Learning Farms continues its monthly educational webinar series into 2013 with a Jan. 16 session looking at the state's role in water quality.

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