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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators on six different dates and locations in February.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free online workshop to help Iowans better understand their options when choosing health insurance. “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” will be offered online Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m.

The holiday season is almost here, and with it comes Christmas tree season. Having a fresh-cut Christmas tree is a popular tradition, but it can come with some issues regarding proper selection and care.

Commercial manure applicators may attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the training.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is helping farmers manage their manure supplies by focusing on environmental stewardship, safe handling and providing crops with the nutrients they need. A new video highlights ISU Extension and Outreach work with this valuable resource.

Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving the return from their enterprise are invited to a strategy-focused workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 14. It's the first in a statewide series offered through Iowa Beef Center and ISU Extension and Outreach, and will include a variety of topics that relate to feeding and marketing.
 

Iowa pond owners have available to them a series of three video lectures designed to provide pond management strategies.

Iowans can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” has been helping families do so for more than seven years, and a newly designed website makes it even easier.

An online course in landscape design will be offered by Iowa State University  Nov. 28, 2016 to March 12, 2017 and will cover landscape graphics, plant materials, garden composition and garden history.

The real world of crop markets is reflected in the website Iowa Commodity Challenge, developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Farm Bureau. Website users can explore how various tools work – without putting their actual money on the table.

Farmer requests for a quick information on the developmental stages of corn and soybeans led extension specialist Mark Licht t to produce new reference materials.

Paul Havran is a veteran making his dream of owning a farm come true through help from the Beginning Farmer Center and the Veterans in Agriculture program.

Strawberry plants can provide a delicious bounty of fruit, year after year. But to keep them coming back, some pre-winter care and preparation is required. What must be done during fall to ready strawberry beds for a cold-weather blast?

Over the past two years Muscatine County has developed a Latino 4-H Club called Juntos, which means together. The club is focused on encouraging higher education and increasing leadership and team building skills in youth.

A Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) online review course is being offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help individuals prepare for the next CCA examination on Feb. 3, 2017.

Flying plastic foam planes with attached cameras helped some Cedar Rapids middle schoolers experience what drones can do. The students were participating in the 4-H National Youth Science Drone Discovery Day.

Iowans may notice fewer scurrying squirrels in their yards, thanks to a late spring frost that negatively impacted hard nut production in many areas throughout the state.

The design, siting and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage will be the focus of a workshop scheduled for Dec. 15 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

A workshop for nonprofit organizations titled "Ethical Dilemmas and Boundary Issues" will be offered Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at 4728 Southern Hills Drive in Sioux City.