November 12, 2013 09:55 AM
The Iowa Learning Farms’ monthly webinar will be Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m. Jerry Hatfield, laboratory director of the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, will be the guest presenter.
November 12, 2013 09:17 AM
Drought, extreme rains and flooding over the past five years have had the greatest influence on farmers’ beliefs about climate change, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. The survey also gathered farmers' concerns about weather-related threats to agriculture and attitudes regarding different types of potential responses to increasing weather variability.
November 11, 2013 02:49 PM
Finding ways to set holiday gift-giving limits and preserve relationships can be accomplished with clear, respectful, assertive communication skills, says Kristi Cooper, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
November 7, 2013 02:28 PM
All roses need some attention going into winter, and there are many methods to provide winter protection. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer suggestions for preparing roses for Iowa’s winter weather.
November 6, 2013 04:14 PM
The Human Sciences Extension and Outreach specialist and associate professor at Iowa State University has been selected to receive the North Central Region Excellence in Extension award. Greder will receive the award in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Nov. 9.
November 5, 2013 02:23 PM
A one-day “Beef Facilities Conference” will be Nov. 21 to share current research findings and discuss building management and cattle performance. Early bird registration ends Nov. 14. Early-bird registration is $40 per person.
November 5, 2013 02:02 PM
ISU Extension and Outreach and the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District are hosting a tour Nov. 19 at the Paul Overman beef feedlot and the Wayne and Wade Brunsman dairy farms north of Dyersville.
November 4, 2013 11:23 AM
Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. In November, learn about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
November 4, 2013 11:06 AM
With about 90 million family caregivers in the United States, National Family Caregivers Month is recognizing the need for their service with the theme “now more than ever.” ISU Extension and Outreach provides resources to help caregivers thrive, not just survive.
November 1, 2013 09:43 AM
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host three Iowa cover crop field days in mid-November. The field days will focus on using cover crops to aid in the reduction of soil erosion and improving soil health as part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
November 1, 2013 08:41 AM
A new video series, “Flooding in Iowa,” offers a close look at floodplains, flood risks and ways to mitigate possible future losses from flooding. The web-based educational videos are suitable for local officials as well as the general public.
November 1, 2013 08:06 AM
The approaching holiday season doesn’t have to mean extra stress, expense and calories. With a few small changes, Iowans can be on their way to healthier lives and financial security, says Jan Monahan, a family finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
October 31, 2013 10:37 AM
More Iowa farmers are planting cover crops late in the growing season, a practice the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy identified as one way to help protect Iowa’s water quality. Iowa's nutrient reduction plan is voluntary, which means it is not regulated. However – it is not optional.
October 31, 2013 09:48 AM
The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be Dec. 4 and 5 at the Iowa State Center. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee enrollment.
October 31, 2013 09:16 AM
Mums offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and only require moderate levels of maintenance. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to get the most enjoyment out of mums.
October 29, 2013 01:44 PM
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists will host crop production and recommendation update meetings in December at two locations; Dec. 2 in Iowa City and Dec. 11 in Ames.
October 29, 2013 09:59 AM
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host two cover crops field days in early November. Field days will be held in Amana Nov. 7 and near Plainfield Nov. 12.
October 28, 2013 03:51 PM
Kaitlyn Romitti, a junior at Iowa State, spent last summer as the Cook This! intern, where she planned and implemented the annual 4-H culinary challenge at the Iowa State Fair.
October 25, 2013 09:26 AM
Mitch Baum was elected president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting Oct. 11. In addition, seven Iowans were elected to the board.
October 24, 2013 10:19 AM
With the slightest breeze, shade and ornamental trees send a shower of leaves to carpet the lawn, drive and sidewalk. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer homeowners’ questions as they decide how to deal with fallen leaves.