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March 24, 2015 04:10 PM

Harvesting rainwater, managing thistles, designing outdoor spaces and protecting ponds from too much moss are all topics covered in the recent issue of Acreage Living, a free online newsletter from Small Farm Sustainability at ISU Extension and Outreach.

March 23, 2015 11:10 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating the land-grant mission of putting the university’s research and resources to work throughout the state of Iowa.

March 18, 2015 02:00 PM

Ryan Breuer is the new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy specialist serving northwest Iowa. Breuer’s office is in the Sioux County Extension Office in Orange City.

March 18, 2015 11:41 AM

In Iowa, onions are a popular garden product, but they do require some special conditions and care to get optimal results. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on onion cultivar varieties and the proper way to plant them.

March 18, 2015 11:37 AM

Iowans have a chance to brush up on money management skills during Money Smart Week, April 18-25, 2015.

March 17, 2015 09:25 AM

This grant workshop is intended to raise awareness of Agricultural Marketing System grant opportunities and increase participation from those involved in farmers' markets and local foods.

March 17, 2015 08:47 AM

The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa gives students real value with deep, long-lasting relationships that students build with judges, professors and science and technology industry professionals.

March 16, 2015 09:42 AM

Eric Koehlmoos of South O’Brien High School in Paulina is headed to the 2015 White House Science Fair March 23 at the White House in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2015 11:51 AM

The Iowa Alpha Mu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s honor society, recognized three Friends of Extension during Epsilon Sigma Phi’s annual awards ceremony March 10 at the Scheman Building on the ISU campus.

March 11, 2015 03:21 PM

If given proper care, a 100-foot-long row of red raspberries can produce 100 to 150 pints of fruit. Proper pruning increases berry numbers and size, and is required to obtain maximum yields.

March 11, 2015 11:52 AM

The Iowa Learning Farms webinar Wednesday, March 18, features Dan Andersen, assistant professor and extension specialist with Iowa State University in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

March 11, 2015 09:26 AM

Meaghan Anderson has joined ISU Extension and Outreach as the field agronomist for eastern Iowa.

March 6, 2015 11:08 AM

Human sciences specialists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss the “art” of parenting – how parents can tailor their parenting style to each child’s temperament – in the Science of Parenting blog.  

 

March 4, 2015 03:53 PM

Fish producers can stay current on the areas of fish health, feeding practices, water quality and water treatment by referring to the standard operating procedures for aquaculture outlined in new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publications.

March 4, 2015 02:06 PM

The final session of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners winter webinar series on how to support local food systems will be held Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at county extension offices.

March 4, 2015 12:14 PM

The key to good fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival and pollination. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach share cultural practices that improve a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit.

March 3, 2015 01:26 PM

A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the nation’s other land-grant universities has been launched.

March 3, 2015 11:49 AM

The Iowa Ag Development Division, in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices, is offering two-hour classes for individuals interested in learning more about low interest loans for beginning farmers and Iowa tax credits for farmers who hire a beginning farmer for custom work.

March 2, 2015 04:47 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Farm Financial Planning, a program providing one-on-one financial support and advice to farmers.

March 2, 2015 12:12 PM

Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.

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