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Nutrient-reducing Prairie Strips to Be Discussed during June 10 Webinar

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 14:30
prairie strips.

Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a webinar update on the nutrient-reducing benefits of prairie strips and prairie vegetation. [node:read-more:link]

Virtual Spring Field Day Webinar Series to be Held June 23-26

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 10:19
Field day attendees listen to Iowa State experts speak

A virtual field day webinar series will be held June 23-26 by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association. [node:read-more:link]

Virtual Certified Crop Adviser Training to be Offered July 1

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 10:09
Iowa State expert talks to farmers about water quality practices

Certified Crop Advisers, agribusiness professionals, independent crop consultants, farmers and other interested parties are invited to participate in the Iowa State University Southeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm’s virtual CCA training being offered on July 1. [node:read-more:link]

2020 Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition Will Be Virtual

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 09:45
crop scouting competition.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program will continue to host its annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on July 30; however, it will be a virtual competition this year. [node:read-more:link]

2020 Update for Veterinarians Program to Be Held Virtually

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 15:13
Update for Veterinarians.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Update for Veterinarians Program June 16. [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Care of Newly Planted Trees

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:56
recently planted tree by  k_samurkas/

Learn how to water and care for recently planted trees, with tips from an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturist. [node:read-more:link]

I-29 Moo University Launches New Dairy Podcast

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 13:09
dairy cow.

Dairy specialists along the I-29 corridor and surrounding states will offer a dairy podcast with input from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

PigX Podcast to Feature Updates from National Pig Survivability Project

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:25
PigX Podcast.

The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is helping promote a podcast on the topic of pig survivability. [node:read-more:link]

Mother Knows Best: Eat Your Veggies

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:13
tomatoes in hand.

In this week’s edition of the Sow, Grow, Eat, and Keep video series by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, horticulture and nutrition and wellness experts take a look at vegetables. [node:read-more:link]

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to be Discussed During May 29 Webinar

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 14:41
swine in barn.

Specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach will discuss federal funding available for livestock and crop producers. [node:read-more:link]

Online Sales Options for Iowa Businesses and Consumers Discussed on 'Back to Business Iowa' Podcast

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 09:52
Shop Where I Live graphic.

The 'Back to Business Iowa' podcast by ISU Extension and Outreach features the Shop Where I Live initiative. [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Planting Tomatoes

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:35

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing tomatoes. [node:read-more:link]

Conservation Reserve Land Can Make Attractive Bee Habitat

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 11:46
Bees in Prairie Strips.

An entomologist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains how CRP land can work for beekeepers. [node:read-more:link]

Virtual Wetlands Field Day Slated for May 28

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:54

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a wetlands virtual field day to explain the many benefits. [node:read-more:link]

Container Gardens Give Small Gardens Big Benefits

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:30
herbs in containers.

Container gardens offer many opportunities for the home gardener. Learn more in this week's  “Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep” video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

New Videos Explain How to Inspect Seed Emergence

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:07
checking seed emergence.

Learn how to conduct a proper seed emergence and stand inspection with these helpful videos from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach crops team. [node:read-more:link]

Iowa Cash Rents Show Slight Increase

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:24
planting corn.

The 2020 cash rent survey shows another increase, but recent economic factors could still weigh heavily, says Alejandro Plastina, associate professor and extension economist at Iowa State University. [node:read-more:link]

Gardening While Isolated: Transplanting and Fertilizing Your Seedlings

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:53
squash transplant.

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach describe the best options for transplanting and fertilizing seedlings. [node:read-more:link]

Local Food Producers, Businesses Move to Online Sales and Contactless Delivery

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 13:28
fresh produce.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, farms and food businesses are stepping up to meet the demand for local food products. Many farmers markets are moving to online sales and virtual options to continue to support customers and vendors. The Farm, Food and Enterprise Development program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources to help Iowa’s small farms, food systems and business enterprises. [node:read-more:link]

Preserve Summer Bounty with Food Preservation 101 Virtual Course

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:17
Storage shelves with canned goods by zigzagmtart/

Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness with your home preserved foods. To help Iowans safely preserve foods, ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a virtual Food Preservation 101 course. [node:read-more:link]