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January 24, 2014 11:14 AM

Jamie Benning has been hired as water quality program manager for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. As an extension agronomist the past 13 years she has led multi-state water quality projects, supported farmer-led watershed initiatives and conducted agronomic research.

January 24, 2014 09:43 AM

The five-year Iowa Learning Farms project is commemorating 10 years in 2014.

January 23, 2014 07:32 AM

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about growing onions. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or 515-294-3108.

January 21, 2014 09:55 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-day crop production short course Feb. 18-19 focusing on principles of soils, soil fertility and nutrient management. Registration is limited to 40 participants; pre-registration is required and must be made by Feb. 11.

January 17, 2014 12:37 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, March 8 at the Scheman Continuing Education Building and a supplemental field scouting basics class in May at the Field Extension Education Laboratory.

January 16, 2014 11:16 AM

If planning for next year’s garden includes finding new plants for shady areas, consider the recommendations of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists while paging through and ordering from garden catalogs this winter.

January 15, 2014 09:32 AM

The successful pork industry distance education programs SowBridge and PorkBridge are scheduled to begin in early February. Registrations are still being accepted.

January 13, 2014 12:25 PM

Crop producers are faced with new grain storage issues as they store increasing amounts of grain for local processing, sometimes storing grain for a full year. A team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field and campus specialists is working to meet the informational needs farmers have related to grain storage.

January 13, 2014 10:26 AM

Extension services in four states have teamed up to offer the 2014 Driftless Region Beef Conference Jan. 30 to 31 at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque. The Driftless Beef Conference will focus on efficient and economic beef and forage production.

January 10, 2014 01:59 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers classes designed for farm women with an interest in being better business partners and owners. Several different types of classes are being offered across the state during the coming year.

January 9, 2014 01:06 PM

Eight manure applicator certification workshops are scheduled throughout February for confinement site manure applicators and commercial manure applicators who primarily apply dry or solid manure.

January 9, 2014 11:24 AM

Amaryllis are popular flowering bulbs grown indoors during the winter months. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to care for these plants so they'll bloom from year to year.

January 8, 2014 09:24 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of meetings this February for fruit and vegetable growers on transplanting, advanced high tunnel tomato production, drip irrigation and water management, and invasive pest management.

January 7, 2014 02:38 PM

The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar will be Wednesday, Jan. 15. ILF program manager Jacqueline Comito will discuss “Building a Culture of Conservation: A 10-Year Review."

January 7, 2014 02:13 PM

Iowa MarketReady will help farm vendors selling dairy, fruits, meats and vegetables design a business strategy to succeed. This two-day training will be held Feb. 20 and March 6 in Cedar Rapids.

January 7, 2014 11:11 AM

Want to be trendy in 2014? Then eat more kale. This dark leafy green vegetable is considered to be a “nutritional powerhouse” and is high on the list of nutrition trends for the new year, said Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.

January 7, 2014 10:00 AM

The Iowa Organic Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program invite farmers to tour Grain Millers Inc., a small-grain processing facility located in St. Ansgar, Iowa, on Friday, Feb. 7. The tour and program take a look at the challenges organic farmers and food processors have finding providing organic commodities to meet increased demand for organic food.

January 6, 2014 12:03 PM

An ISU Extension and Outreach farm management team has developed two programs to help producers manage changes in the financial climate and learn how to protect their financial bottom line during years of negative returns.

January 3, 2014 09:44 AM

Fighting in front of the children creates a family life where conflict is the norm – and this conflict can negatively impact the kids. Learn about the complex issue of parental conflict and its effect on children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

January 2, 2014 11:59 AM

Teaching young people basic money management skills will help them not only this year, but for years to come. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps make the High School Financial Planning Program available in Iowa.

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