Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:08

As diabetes becomes more widespread, including among Iowa’s rural Latino population, the need for education and prevention assistance is increasing. Sarah Francis, a human sciences state specialist in nutrition and wellness, and associate professor at Iowa State University, saw this need and created “Latinos Living Well.”

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 13:46

This weekend about 100 Iowa youth of African heritage will be exploring how their cultural legacy shapes them as future leaders in their communities. They’ll be participating in Ujima, one of two youth leadership retreats offered by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development program.

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 13:24

Iowa 4-H youth will take advancement of agriculture one step further by solving a real-world agriculture challenge. They’ll be leading the kickoff "Honey Bee Challenge” during the Drake/Metro STEM event, Thursday, April 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bell Center on the Drake University campus in Des Moines. The free event is open to the public.

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:19

As a human scientist, Christine Hradek is making healthy choices easier for families with low incomes by partnering with the ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener Program to put more fruits and vegetables into the food pantry system.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 16:18

Five 4-H youth have been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Conference April 9-14 in Washington, D.C. Anna Marie Ehlers, Buena Vista County; Elizabeth Nible and Victoria Smiley, Madison County; and Mallory Hammitt and Hannah Peterson, Webster County, will represent Iowa’s interests in the national 4-H program

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 09:48

When children don’t have time for household chores, it’s time to reevaluate their busy schedules, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:16

One day of purple and an official month of recognition are simple ways to show support for Iowa’s military children and families whose sacrifices continue year round, say human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:35

Feng Zhang has established himself as one of the most distinguished alums of the SSTFI. The former Des Moines resident and Roosevelt High School student has emerged as one of the world’s most impressive new scientific minds, thanks to his groundbreaking human genome research that could lead to solutions for a number of health problems that plague modern society.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:40

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Master Gardener program awarded 25 grants totaling $20,000 to projects across the state of Iowa aimed at increasing access to healthy foods for families experiencing poverty.