October 2, 2014 01:33 PM
After attending school concerts, paying for instruments and supervising practice sessions, parents might wonder: Is it worth their time, money and nagging for their children to be involved with music? Human sciences specialists discuss what research shows in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
October 1, 2014 01:47 PM
While many plants wind down their yearly life cycles in the fall, a number of bulbs, shrubs and trees bloom in fall weather.
September 30, 2014 12:35 PM
Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.
September 29, 2014 01:03 PM
Lime Springs is facing a dilemma: too many jobs and not enough workers. That’s why local leaders are working with Himar Hernández, from Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University, to learn about attracting international workers to the area.
September 25, 2014 07:30 AM
We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter?
September 23, 2014 08:50 AM
Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Sometimes that philosophy can help people stretch their resources until the next paycheck arrives. However, a two-hour class from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a better way to make the money last each month.
September 22, 2014 01:31 PM
The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week is being held in conjunction with the 71st annual National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 21-27.
September 22, 2014 01:00 PM
The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.
September 22, 2014 10:42 AM
Mental health experts say spanking and other forms of corporal punishment are not necessary and many times cause psychological side effects. However, there are plenty of effective alternatives, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in family life.
September 18, 2014 12:53 PM
Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the past decade in Iowa. The difference has contributed to a growing disparity between low and high income households, which is especially profound in specific parts of the state, according to a new report by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach rural sociologist David Peters.
September 18, 2014 10:06 AM
The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find valuable resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.
September 17, 2014 10:20 AM
One of the best aspects of fall gardening is the harvesting of pumpkins and squash. Get the most from various squash varieties this fall.
September 17, 2014 08:39 AM
Iowa high school students applied integrated pest management principles and gained corn and soybean scouting experience by participating in and preparing for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Scouting Competition Aug. 5.
September 16, 2014 02:39 PM
Constance Beecher joins Iowa State University as an extension and outreach specialist in the School of Education. This position, created through the President’s High Impact Hires Initiative, will help enhance education in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.
September 15, 2014 01:42 PM
Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.
September 15, 2014 01:26 PM
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct GAP workshops for fruit and vegetable growers in Indianola and Sioux City. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.
September 12, 2014 12:57 PM
The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 program.
September 11, 2014 02:43 PM
Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.
September 10, 2014 01:38 PM
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples and apple harvesting. Here are some tips from ISU Extension and Outreach to make the most of apple season.
September 10, 2014 12:37 PM
This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Iowa State's Tom Isenhart. He'll discuss the question, “Do we know enough about stream bank erosion to mitigate damage to stream ecosystems?” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m.