Cooking a Turkey

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, an Iowa State University food safety extension state specialist provides some tips about turkey for a safe Thanksgiving meal.

Women in Ag

The seventh annual Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference is Nov. 29-30 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. The conference takes place Nov. 29 from 1-8 p.m. and Nov. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beef cattle in snow

The dry growing conditions of 2022 and 2023 have led to supply and quality issues of hay and other forages in some areas of the state. Cattle producers may be faced with a short supply of hay, corn silage with the potential for nitrates and poor pastures that resulted in stored hay being fed most of the summer.

WSG total 2023

Despite this year’s drought, the Waverly Community Sharing Garden was able to grow and donate produce. 

Lawn Spreader

Turfgrass management tips for fall

Join 4-H

4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States, serving nearly six million youth.


Sometimes life gives you a lot to handle, but you don’t have to handle everything on your own.  Iowa Concern is a free service connecting Iowans with information to help them navigate through a variety of life circumstances.

A line of wooden bee hives

ISU Extension and Outreach has developed a series of 11, short 2-5 minute YouTube videos covering all aspects of beekeeping.  Click here and then choose which ones you have interest.

Family standing around pickup bed full of produce

This year, Waverly area social service groups and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank received 8,974 pounds of fresh and nutritious produce that was grown and donated from the Waverly Community Sharing Garden and Orchard.  That would feed over 7,000 people for a day.

Pickup bed with boxes of vegetables and fruits

Got gardening questions on anything from asparagus to zinnias? ISU Extension and Outreach has a library of 100, short, 2-minute mini topic videos available for your viewing.