Flowers that provide pollen and nectar are great additions to any garden and are a huge benefit to butterflies and bees. Learn how to turn a sunny corner of the yard into a place that attracts butterflies and pollinators.

Acorns are falling from oak trees into yards everywhere. Viable acorns can be grown into oak trees, if properly handled.

Farmers are increasing their use of information technology devices and accessing information to help with farming decisions, according to the 2014 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

The Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute offers a new four-hour training session on administration and accounting in eight Iowa locations during October.

During harvest time the Iowa Farm Safety Council strives to increase knowledge about agricultural hazards and dangers and to encourage Iowans to make better safety and health decisions.

A free public webinar will introduce a new resource for city governments about zoning issues related to production and sales activities commonly associated with urban agriculture. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 30.

Lee County is leading the way by offering a pilot program of "Leading Communities: A Place-Based Leadership Program," a  modular and interactive community leadership program based on cutting-edge research on community leadership.

4-H teams from Benton, Muscatine, Scott and Washington counties will represent Iowa in upcoming national 4-H livestock and meats judging contests. The teams earned the right to represent Iowa 4-H after receiving top honors in the 2015 4-H/FFA State Livestock and Meats Judging Contests.

Fall is the perfect time to treat lawns for optimal spring performance. Treating now assures lawns will be ready for spring growth. 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1, Level 2, and Iowa MarketReady workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in November.

Parents who did not have an ideal childhood may unknowingly be perpetuating the same traumatic experiences for their children. However, the cycle can be broken, according to the Science of Parenting bloggers with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Educating the next generation of farmers is a goal of Iowa State University’s Integrated Pest Management program.

Harvest is historically the most dangerous time of year for agriculture. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants to remind everyone to regularly read instruction manuals about potential dangers of farm equipment and to be diligent in preventing farm injuries.

Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults, but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Iowa parents are learning ways to grow and strengthen their families through the “Together We Can” program offered by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. This program includes eight interactive lessons that focus on creating a healthy future for Iowa families.

On Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Iowa State University community will get to experience and learn about locally grown food at the Local Food Festival: An Adventure in Eating on the ISU campus in Ames.

Raspberries are a delicious part of any garden, but they are vulnerable to intrusion from pests and other maladies. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to obtain a bountiful raspberry harvest.

Each month, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s 2016 Garden Calendar captivates with images of visiting guests of the garden.

The C6 BioFarm game suite for iPad became available for free download Sept. 9, 2015. The application, designed by a team of Iowa State students, will teach middle and high school students about agricultural production, bioenergy, STEM careers, and more.