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July 8, 2014 08:13 AM

Every year children die from being left in hot cars, but this tragedy can be prevented. Parents and caregivers need to set up a system that reduces the risk, says Malisa Rader, an ISU Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.
 

July 7, 2014 09:58 AM

Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.

July 3, 2014 07:50 AM

The July 15 session of the 2014 Greenhorn Grazing series in Chariton offers timely information on electric fencing technology and pasture weed and brush management, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers.

July 2, 2014 01:44 PM

Summer is a perfect time to harvest summer squash from your garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists provide some great tips for successful squash.

July 2, 2014 01:27 PM

Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond? Family life specialists offer suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

July 2, 2014 07:50 AM

The National Junior Disability Championships will bring approximately 200 participants and more than 200 coaches, staff, officials and families from across the country to central Iowa July 5-12.

July 1, 2014 08:39 AM

Iowans should take a look at their credit report every year to make sure the information is accurate and to correct any errors. One way to learn more about credit is to sign up for “Your Money, Your Future” workshops from ISU Extension and Outreach.

June 27, 2014 10:53 AM

ISU Extension and Outreach offers cattle producers information and resources to deal with flooding as it relates to the health and safety of livestock and the health and safety of homes and families.

June 27, 2014 09:57 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and the STRIPs research group will host a prairie strips installation field day at the farm of Gary Guthrie near Nevada from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10.

June 27, 2014 08:39 AM

Organic agriculture specialist Kathleen Delate spent the spring 2014 semester in Italy seeking information to benefit Iowa farmers.

June 26, 2014 10:58 AM

To help feedlot producers learn about and adapt to changes in packer requirements, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are co-hosting “Beef Quality Assurance Certification and Assuring Cattle Care” meetings in northwest Iowa.

June 26, 2014 08:54 AM

John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas has been hired as the new Iowa 4-H Youth Development program leader for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He begins his position July 21.

June 25, 2014 01:32 PM

Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best – if you know how to maintain it properly. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer some tips that can help.

June 24, 2014 01:20 PM

SOFA is a unique program that allows students from Adair, Cass and surrounding counties interested in careers in agriculture to experience potential career paths beyond traditional production with an annual trip to areas around the Midwest.

June 23, 2014 09:41 AM

Fifty-two Iowa 4-H'ers have been selected to receive state 4-H project awards in 2014. More than 160 4-H youth applied for the awards this year, which are given to youth who have demonstrated mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area.

June 19, 2014 03:04 PM

Container gardens are an excellent way to grow plants in limited spaces. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on choosing containers and plants, and some ways to make sure they thrive.

June 18, 2014 02:14 PM

Youth can register now for the fifth annual Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2014 Iowa State Fair Sunday, Aug. 10, and Monday, Aug. 11. Registration is open until June 30.

June 17, 2014 10:29 AM

A new study by Iowa State University professor and extension specialist Kim Greder and an ISU student links food insecurity and maternal depression in rural America.

June 17, 2014 09:52 AM

Iowa Learning Farms will host a "Nutrient Reduction Strategies" field day at the LICA farm near Melbourne on Wednesday, June 25. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.

June 17, 2014 08:03 AM

Former Plymouth County 4-H'er Caine Westergard credits a large part of her success in the fashion world to the nine years she spent in 4-H.

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