Christopher Weishaar
ISU Extension and Outreach

515-294-1327
cweishaa@iastate.edu

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The Iowa State Fair is a great showcase of the many projects and interests of Iowa 4-H'ers. This infographic breaks down the number of 4-H'ers participating and many of the exhibit and project areas available.

Visitors to this year's Iowa State Fair, Aug. 8-18, can discover more with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Extension and Outreach can be found all across the fairgrounds during the annual event.

Available in nearly every color, bearded iris is a beautiful spring flower. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions related to blooming, dividing and controlling pests with irises.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides many resources on lawn care for homeowners to help maintain a healthy summer lawn.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating Extension and Outreach Week throughout the state March 24-30, 2013. Each year nearly a million people from every county directly benefit from Extension and Outreach programs – and we reach more than a million people online.

Mushroom hunters who would like to legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa must complete a morel mushroom certification workshop. The workshop will be offered at three locations in March and April.

Ongoing effects from the drought may hit closer to home with possible water shortages this year across the state. Iowans can prepare by finding simple ways to conserve water in their own homes.

Gardeners can get a jump on their gardens by starting seeds indoors. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss the types of equipment and conditions needed.

School lunch can be a good source of nutrition for children. But the menu may not match their food preferences every day. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to guide parents on creating healthy, balanced packed lunches, while keeping the food safe until lunch time.

Fair goers looking for healthier alternatives at the Iowa State Fair, or who want to track their calories and activity to balance their day, can turn to a new app available for the iPhone and as a mobile website.