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Teachers Invited to ‘Youth Pollinator Education and Action’ Training

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:12
educator with monarch.

K-12 teachers and other educators are invited to learn about Youth Pollinator Education and Action, a program to educate youth of all ages about pollinator biology, its importance and conservation. A free training opportunity will be offered Feb. 24-25 in person at Iowa Lakeside Lab in Milford. [node:read-more:link]

Iowans Being Surveyed about Wine Quality

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:45
Red wine pouring into wine glass, closeup, by Africa Studio/

A wine specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants to know more about how Iowans purchase and consume wine. Her survey is open through Feb. 13 and participation is anonymous. [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Propagating Houseplants

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 11:05
Removing a stem piece for stem cutting.

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips to propagate your favorite houseplants. [node:read-more:link]

Growing Together Mini-Grants Awarded to 30 Iowa Counties

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 09:45
Master Gardener project.

Growing Together projects are being funded across Iowa to increase food security and healthy food access. The 30 funded projects are supported by the Master Gardener program and SNAP-Education through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Local Food Leader Certification Begins March 23

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 13:02
Local Food Leader.

The next virtual Local Food Leader Certification will be held this spring, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The certification is intended for beginning local food practitioners, although it is open for anyone who is interested in food systems development and collaboration. [node:read-more:link]

Rising Egg Prices Leads to Increased Interest in Backyard Chickens

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 10:18
Backyard poultry.

A small farms expert with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers some basic advice to those looking to enter or improve their backyard poultry investment. [node:read-more:link]

'Women Managing Horses' to Help Female Equine Owners

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 12:51
Boy in helmet learning horseback riding with instructor, by olsima/

Women horse owners and caretakers will have an opportunity to learn more about Iowa’s equine industry from a business and production perspective, during a four-session course on equine management decisions. The in-person program begins Feb. 9 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Adair County office in Greenfield. [node:read-more:link]

Organic No-Till Production Guide Provides Useful Information for Farmers

Fri, 01/20/2023 - 14:23
Crimping roller in action.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication “Organic No-Till Production” provides a “how-to” for organic no-till production in Iowa. [node:read-more:link]

Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll Shows Higher Quality of Life, Lower Stress

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 10:10
Lady in soybeans, by Zoran Zeremski/

The 2022 Farm Poll shows the quality of life for farmers and their families improved significantly over the past year. See the full results, published by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Monona, Osceola and Woodbury Counties

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 10:01
Emerald Ash Borer Side View by moneycue_canada/

Emerald ash borer has been discovered in Monona, Osceola and Woodbury counties for the first time. Since its original detection in 2010, the invasive, ash tree-killing insect from Asia has now been confirmed in all but three of Iowa’s 99 counties. [node:read-more:link]

Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator Prep Course to Be Offered

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 14:59
Sprayer in field.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Central Community College are offering a four-day, in-person workshop that will prepare attendees to become certified as Commercial Pesticide Applicators. [node:read-more:link]

Cover Crop Workshop Series to Be Held in February

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 11:24
Cover crops in snow.

Farmers and landowners are welcome to attend cover crop workshops in February, facilitated by specialists with Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Net Returns to Carbon Farming Tool Allows Producers to Evaluate Contracts

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 10:09
Soil in hand.

Farmers across Midwest states can calculate their carbon credit net returns by using this handy tool from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Caring for Florist Plants

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 13:33
white and pink azaleas.

Horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips and advice to keep these indoor plants bright and blooming. [node:read-more:link]

'Transitioning to Organic' Course Starts Jan. 17

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 12:10
Student taking online course.

Farmers interested in transitioning to organic can register for an online course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Calf Care and Quality Assurance Webinar Slated for Feb. 6

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 11:54
Dairy calf.

The I-29 Moo University webinar series continues Feb. 6 with a featured presentation on calf care and quality assurance, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Specialty Crop Marketing Boot Camp planned for February

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 12:13
Darcy Maulsby.

Specialty Crop Marketing Boot Camp, offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will feature expert insight from Darcy Maulsby, an Iowa author and experienced ag marketer. [node:read-more:link]

CropsTV Returns for Season Three of On-demand Education

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 09:58
CropsTV graphic.

CropsTV offers viewers a convenient way of learning the latest in crop and pest management, nutrient management, and soil and water management, with more than 30 sessions presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Research and Demonstration Farms Held Nearly 70 Field Days in 2022

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 09:30
Opening of a new research facility in southeast Iowa.

More than 14,000 people, including school-age youth, visited Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms in 2022. [node:read-more:link]

Values Available for End-of-Year Tax Considerations

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 14:27
Dollars in corn, by schankz/

Farmers and tax preparers can use these inventory prices for crop and livestock products, made available by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]