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Yard and Garden: Care of the Home Lawn in Fall

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 15:19

October is still a great time for fall lawn preparations, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Annual Iowa Organic Conference to Be Held Virtually Nov. 23

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:34
organic conference.

The 20th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 23, by Iowa State University and The University of Iowa. [node:read-more:link]

Virtual Forestry Field Days Planned for October

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 13:10
virtual forestry field days.

Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Learning Farms for virtual forestry field events. [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Fall Chores in the Vegetable Garden

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 15:51

Gardeners can prepare for spring growing season with advice from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Extension to Develop National Food Systems Curriculum Web Portal

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 11:29
food systems group.

USDA and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are working together on a project to support food systems resources across the country. [node:read-more:link]

Sorghum Can Provide Benefits to Crop Rotation in Iowa

Wed, 10/14/2020 - 12:33

Lean about the benefits of sorghum for soil, water and the atmosphere in a virtual field day Oct. 20 with Iowa Learning Farms. [node:read-more:link]

Virtual Field Day a Success

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:34
horticulture research station sign

A brand-new video on the benefits of summer cover crops with ISU Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists [node:read-more:link]

Yard and Garden: Late Season Harvest of Vegetables

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:20
sweet potatoes

Summer vegetables can still be harvested late in the season, but it is important to know when to harvest. [node:read-more:link]

2020 Youth AgOvation Competition Announces Winners

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 15:17
agriculture plus innovation equals agovation.

In the midst of many changes over the last year, two teams of youth showcased their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, competing in the second annual AgOvation program finals.  The research-based 4-H competition challenges youth to explore and develop innovative, science-based solutions to agricultural problems that they identify in their own communities. [node:read-more:link]

CropsTV Transitions Live Meetings to Online Delivery

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 15:56

CropsTV will replace the Integrated Crop Management Conference, originally scheduled for Dec. 2-3, as well as the Crop Advantage Series. [node:read-more:link]

Dairy Podcasts and Monthly Webinar to Continue into the Fall

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 12:06
dairy cattle.

Keep up with current issues in dairy by following the webinar and podcast series from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team. [node:read-more:link]

Long-term Watershed Succcess the Topic of Webinar

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 11:41
Jamie Benning.

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar Oct. 14 exploring long-term and short-term approaches to watershed management. [node:read-more:link]

Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course to Be Offered

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 13:50
grain facility by xreflex/

The course, offered in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is intended for individuals needing to create Hazard Analysis Risk Based Preventive Control plans for their animal food facilities. [node:read-more:link]

Virtual Agricultural Lenders Seminar Set for Nov. 10

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 12:59
Two black and white Holstein cows facing the camera by tobago77/

A lender seminar with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will focus on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy. [node:read-more:link]

State 4-H Meat Judging Contest Top Team Advances to National Contest

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 10:04
Champion senior team from O'Brien County.

Youth showcased their skills to identify meat cuts in the 2020 state 4-H meat judging contest. The Iowa State University animal science department holds the contest to determine Iowa’s representative to the national 4-H contest, to be held Oct. 20 during American Royal, Kansas City. [node:read-more:link]

Veterans in Agriculture to Partner with Extension for Ag Connections Program

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:00
Calvin Riggleman.

The AgVets grant will equip military veterans with skills, training and experience supported by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Soil Health Assessment Videos Available Online

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 11:27
spade in soil.

Learn the basics of soil health assessment with this new video series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Choose the Best Edge-of-Field Practice with Decision Trees

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 08:24
Chris Hay.

Learn how decision trees can help farmers choose the best edge-of-field practices for their land during an Oct. 7 webinar from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]

Iowa Schools to Celebrate Local Food Day on Oct. 14

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 08:13
local food day.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping schools across the state prepare for Local Food Day. [node:read-more:link]

Identify and Prevent Common Wine Faults with New Guide

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 15:06
wine in barrels by Zsolt Biczó/

Wine taste is a critical part of consumer satisfaction and this new guide from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps to reduce faults. [node:read-more:link]