Water Rocks! hosted its first teacher Summit in June, with Iowa K-12 teachers and high school students from nine school districts congregating in Ames. The group received information about some of the greatest environmental challenges faced today as well as innovative ways to teach about them.
As the price of food rises and interest in sustainable agriculture grows, consumers are finding increasing value and convenience in preserving foods. Iowa State University is working to make sure that those participating in the recent trend are staying safe.
In summer, problems can crop up and limit a yard's potential. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to make sure both yard and garden look as beautiful as possible this summer.
This month’s presenter is Jesse Randall with Iowa State University Forestry Extension. He will talk about planning for buffer strips as well as windbreaks to aid in soil erosion reduction, water retention and quality.
Every year children die from being left in hot cars, but this tragedy can be prevented. Parents and caregivers need to set up a system that reduces the risk, says Malisa Rader, an ISU Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.
Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.
The July 15 session of the 2014 Greenhorn Grazing series in Chariton offers timely information on electric fencing technology and pasture weed and brush management, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers.
Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond? Family life specialists offer suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowans should take a look at their credit report every year to make sure the information is accurate and to correct any errors. One way to learn more about credit is to sign up for “Your Money, Your Future” workshops from ISU Extension and Outreach.