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September 6, 2012 12:38 PM

Children of all ages are more likely to be motivated in school when parents stay positive about school and homework. In September learn how to make homework a positive part of children’s school experience in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 6, 2012 09:49 AM

Geraniums, a popular flowering plant, will be destroyed by the first hard frost, unless gardeners can take steps to over-winter them. Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to overwinter geraniums indoors.

September 5, 2012 01:24 PM

More Iowa farmers are cutting corn for silage this summer due to the extreme heat, dryness and crop conditions. Because of the increased silage production, the possibilities for silo gas and related health issues have increased, according to Chuck Schwab, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm safety and health specialist.

September 4, 2012 04:20 PM

Cherokee, Delaware, Pocahontas and Poweshiek counties have added to Iowa 4-H History by County, a blog detailing the history of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. The history blog is a partnership of the Iowa 4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

September 4, 2012 02:09 PM

People who need to be recertified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are invited to attend a session set for Nov. 19 in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is hosting the morning session, which will run concurrently with an initial daylong PQA Plus certification session.

August 31, 2012 08:10 AM

Thirty Iowa 4-H’ers received awards during the 2012 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event. The event was held Aug. 9-10 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

August 29, 2012 01:10 PM

Outstanding 4-H’ers from across Iowa have been awarded 4-H scholarships from the Iowa 4-H Foundation and were honored in a scholarship recognition ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Information is available about individual recipients by county.

August 29, 2012 12:54 PM

Peonies can thrive for 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 29, 2012 11:45 AM

This summer, the Iowa 4-H program went through some exciting changes. An Iowa 4-H Pinterest page was created, E-SET merged into STEM and most recently, the Iowa 4-H website was revamped.

August 29, 2012 11:25 AM

Cindy Thompson recently joined the ranks of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a family life/family finance program specialist in northeast Iowa. Thompson will work from the Chickasaw County Extension and Outreach office in New Hampton.

August 29, 2012 11:13 AM

Iowa 4-H and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have begun to develop a greater focus in the area of science, engineering and technology through programs like STEM, GIS mapping and more. One Iowa 4-H’er took his interest in engineering a step further last summer by becoming the youngest intern at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids.

August 29, 2012 09:51 AM

Gears, motors and balloons were a highlight during the 2012 Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the Iowa State Fair. Teams from across the state competed in this two-day event at the 4-H Exhibits Building. Award winners have been announced.

August 27, 2012 02:02 PM

Iowa Learning Farms and Wapello County NRCS will co-host a field day near Martinsburg on Friday, Sept. 7, focusing on cover crop management for optimum results as part of the Competine Creek Watershed project. The field day is free and the public is invited to attend. A free lunch will follow the field day program.
 

August 27, 2012 01:37 PM

Eighteen Iowa 4-H members have received $500 Pioneer Community College 4-H scholarships sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. Recipients are from Audubon, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Clayton, Delaware, Franklin, Hancock, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lyon, Mitchell, Shelby and Wayne counties.

August 27, 2012 01:34 PM

Three Iowa 4-H members have received Theisen’s Home and Farm 4-H scholarships sponsored by Theisen Supply Inc. Recipients are from Floyd, Jones, and Marion counties.

August 27, 2012 01:33 PM

Four Iowa 4-H members have received $1,000 Orscheln 4-H scholarships sponsored by Orscheln Farm and Home L.L.C. Recipients are from Appanoose, Henry, Linn and Montgomery counties.

August 24, 2012 10:14 AM

Choosing the right grass species is the first step in establishing or reestablishing a lawn. Horticulturalists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about establishing turfgrass.

August 23, 2012 01:47 PM

Lynne Campbell of Grimes will become the first STEM hub manager for the North Central STEM Hub at Iowa State University beginning Sept. 4. Campbell most recently has served as a science consultant in Area Education Agency 267.

August 23, 2012 11:27 AM

Seventeen Iowa 4-H members have received $1,000 Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarships sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agriculture Advancement. In addition, one 4-H’er has received the $2,000 Iowa State Fair Mark Pearson Memorial Scholarship, also sponsored by IFAA. Recipients are from Boone, Bremer, Butler, Calhoun, Clinton, Des Moines, Franklin, Hardin, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson, Louisa, Madison, O’Brien, Winneshiek and Worth counties.

August 23, 2012 11:20 AM

The Farm Progress Show is known for its extensive array of information and technology for today’s farmers. It is a natural fit for Iowa State University to be integrated into different aspects of the show, including displays in the permanent hoop building and agricultural tours to nearby research projects and facilities. Look for Iowa State banners around the show grounds to locate Iowa State experts and exhibits.

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