Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 08:19
Emerald ash borer has been positively identified from a tree in central rural Louisa County. This exotic pest kills several species of ash and is considered one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. Iowa now has 32 counties with confirmed infestations.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:31
Beneficial insects that will help battle the emerald ash borer, a highly destructive pest of ash trees, will be released in Jefferson County. Over the next few weeks several thousand stingless, parasitic wasps will be released at Whitham Woods near Fairfield, Iowa. This is the first release of the natural enemies of EAB in Iowa.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:21
Low-income mothers from rural communities say participating in outdoor activities as a family is a primary need for their physical and emotional well-being. But a new research paper co-authored by Iowa State University‘s Kimberly Greder demonstrates many of these families aren’t getting time together.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:14
Registration is now open for the Iowa Retail Initiative 2016 Summit June 23. This summit will provide an opportunity to engage local community retail and economic leaders with resources available to help develop thriving communities.
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:36
Anindita Das is putting her experiences as an immigrant to good use as an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach refugee community plan coordinator working in partnership with the central Iowa Refugee Community Planning Group.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 08:22
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is March 27 through April 2. County offices will host activities to acknowledge the many ways they build a strong Iowa. They also will be tagging and sharing #StrongIowa examples on social media and encouraging volunteers, partners and friends to do so as well.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 09:40
The emerald ash borer (EAB), which has already been confirmed in nearly one-third of Iowa’s counties, has been discovered in Decorah.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 16:52
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partnered with the Small Business Development Center and the Iowa Black Business Coalition to create the Untraditional Start-A-Thon to give Iowa minority business owners a foothold and a boost.
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 09:35
More than 30 years into his ISU Extension and Outreach career, Bob Dodds is still sharing and carrying out ideas. Now, he’s in a new position with County Services to help ISU Extension and Outreach grow for the future.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:20
Nominations are due March 15 for the 2016 Dwight Ink Public Service Award. ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Department of Political Science to provide this award that recognizes public service professionals who demonstrate commitment to public service in Iowa.