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November 7, 2014 09:44 AM

The presenter for this month’s Iowa Learning Farms Nov. 19 webinar is Iowa State's Mary Harris. She will present information on pollinators that have found habitat in perennial prairie plants within row crop fields.

November 6, 2014 01:49 PM

Daily news reports about Ebola infections, quarantines and death may have children worried that they may be stricken by this disease or other illnesses. Human sciences specialists offer suggestions for helping children cope with their fears in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

November 6, 2014 11:09 AM

The 90 million family caregivers in the United States are providing care every day for their loved ones. In November, National Family Caregivers Month recognizes and honors this contribution.

November 5, 2014 04:38 PM

The 15th annual Drainage Research Forum will be Nov. 18 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center on campus.

November 5, 2014 02:37 PM

As cold weather approaches, cattle producers start planning for winter and spring grazing, ration needs and heifer development in their beef cow herds. Iowa State University is offering a workshop addressing these needs on Nov. 18 at the McNay Research Farm southwest of Chariton.

November 5, 2014 10:38 AM

While winter is not growing season for strawberries, taking care of strawberry plants remains vitally important. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on the ins and outs about mulching strawberries for winter.

November 5, 2014 08:31 AM

Warren Pierson is the new coordinator at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) at Iowa State University. Pierson began his position Nov. 1 and is responsible for organizing educational events at FEEL.

November 4, 2014 08:37 AM

Livestock producers and service providers will receive training on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index for use in nutrient management and manure management plans.

November 3, 2014 12:26 PM

The 2015 Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar is now available for purchase from the Extension Online Store.

November 3, 2014 10:34 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host several cover crop workshops across Iowa in November.

November 3, 2014 09:22 AM

Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.

November 3, 2014 09:00 AM

Various aspects of farmland drainage will be the focus of a day-long workshop Dec. 11 at the Community Center in Stanhope.

October 29, 2014 12:59 PM

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the best way to prepare yard and garden supplies for winter so they’ll be ready for use when spring rolls around.

October 27, 2014 12:54 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Public Health have received the Public Outreach Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association after collaborating on the well-received I-WALK program.

October 27, 2014 07:33 AM

Iowa State University’s Integrated Crop Management conference will be held Dec. 3-4, 2014, at the Scheman Building on the ISU campus. The conference program provides an in-depth look at cutting edge topics, explains the latest research findings and provides practical, take-home information to use in Iowa crop production.

October 24, 2014 09:36 AM

With sewing skills, ingenuity and a sense of repurpose, 4-H youth transformed unused t-shirts into cloth diapers during a hands-on service learning project at the 2014 State Awardrobe Clothing Event.

October 22, 2014 03:46 PM

Amaryllis are the perfect holiday flower. Learn how to select and plant them for holiday blooms.

October 22, 2014 11:12 AM

Updates to the latest crop production products and recommendations are the focus of upcoming meetings sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The meetings will be held Nov. 25 in Iowa City and Dec. 10 in Ames.

October 20, 2014 03:15 PM

Allie Lansman, a junior from Fort Dodge majoring in dietetics and former Webster County 4-H'er, will appear on NBC-TV’s The Biggest Loser this week as a youth ambassador for healthy living.

October 20, 2014 07:40 AM

Ames and Iowa State University will welcome more than 600 kindergarten through college-level math and science teachers from across Iowa this week with the intent of continuing to improve math and science education programs throughout the state.

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