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May 14, 2013 12:12 PM

Iowa’s farmers are substantially involved in philanthropy, donating their time and money to organizations, causes and charities they believe in, according to the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. Many rural communities are beginning to depend on these philanthropic efforts as an important part of local community and economic development.

May 13, 2013 09:18 AM

Golf registrations are coming in for the 2013 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open, and Iowa State University animal science professor John Mabry reminded people of this year’s earlier date.

May 13, 2013 08:59 AM

Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists.

May 13, 2013 07:18 AM

The 2013 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at the Iowa State Horticulture Farm in Ames is set for Monday, Aug. 12. The field day will begin at 2 p.m. and feature research-based information on a variety of production topics of interest to fruit and vegetable growers.

May 10, 2013 11:10 AM

With Annuals, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, gardeners can plan their flower gardens for the summer.

May 10, 2013 08:42 AM

Quality Machine of Iowa Inc. is featured in the spring issue of CIRAS News, the newsletter of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Center for Industrial Research and Service. QMI has been working with CIRAS since 2010 to incorporate lean manufacturing principles and to expand the company’s customer base.

May 10, 2013 08:13 AM

Tony Toigo and Patti Cale-Finnegan will discuss Water Resource Restoration Sponsored Projects during the Iowa Learning Farms’ webinar Wednesday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m..

May 9, 2013 08:30 AM

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about rhubarb plant selection and harvesting.

May 8, 2013 09:08 AM

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Geospatial Technology Program is offering two geographic information systems short courses this summer on June 13-14 and Aug. 22-23.

May 7, 2013 01:38 PM

Results from the most recent survey of farmland rental rates conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showed that the average estimated cash rent for corn and soybean land in the state for 2013 was $270 per acre, an increase of $18 per acre or 7 percent from last year.

May 6, 2013 04:02 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development offers youth hundreds of opportunities at the local, state and national level to interact with others and prepare for their futures. David Runneals, an Iowa 4-H’er from Story County, took part in the White House Science Fair in April as a guest.

May 6, 2013 03:46 PM

Through 4-H, Iowa youth can become involved in many unique educational experiences that prepare them to be effective leaders, productive citizens, outstanding communicators and successful leaders. A wide spectrum of opportunities span from statewide programs, such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, to local summer camps and workshops in every county. One program 4-H offers to young people, Adobe Youth Voices, allows youth to build skills in technology, particularly media.

May 6, 2013 03:11 PM

“Beyond Simple Mapping with GIS” workshops at Iowa State University will focus on physical planning and the built environment, land use and zoning, and smart growth and urban sprawl.

May 6, 2013 01:01 PM

Whether children’s experience of sports is good or bad depends in part on their parents’ involvement and attitude. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar to help parents do their part to make sure their children’s experience with sports will be positive.

May 6, 2013 12:30 PM

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme, “Unleash the Power of Age,” emphasizes the important role of older adults. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is unleashing the power of age with Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture.

May 3, 2013 01:06 PM

Mom, mommy, mother, mum — a mother by any other name is still a mother. During May, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about what mothers mean to their children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 3, 2013 08:38 AM

Communities, local food networks and county extension offices have the opportunity to schedule Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops for local growers.

May 2, 2013 03:06 PM

Community organizations across the state can apply to become Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach host sites. The application deadline is May 27.

May 2, 2013 10:20 AM

The emergence of daffodils is one of the first signs of spring – along with crocuses, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the plant care needed to encourage blooms.

May 1, 2013 11:17 AM

Every June, more than 1,000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities. The 2013 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, titled Unmask Your Opportunities, will begin June 25 and continue through June 27.

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