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December 1, 2016 11:23 AM

December can be the season for financial stress, but Iowans don’t have to take on that stress by themselves. Iowa Concern, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help – with a toll-free phone number, live chat capabilities and a website available 24/7 at no charge.

 

December 1, 2016 10:59 AM

Although the holidays can be a season of giving, sometimes the focus shifts to a season of getting, or so it may seem from a child’s perspective. Mackenzie Johnson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips for parents on how to avoid overindulging their children.

 

November 30, 2016 12:11 PM

One of the best parts of the holiday season is adding colorful seasonal plants to the home. That includes the poinsettia. However, poinsettias do require special care to reach their full potential.

November 30, 2016 09:40 AM

Dale Miller, Marion County program director and equine educator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers some reminders about winter horse needs for good ventilation, feed and water management, and exercise.

November 29, 2016 10:37 AM

Simple holidays that are low on cost but high on meaning are possible according to Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She says a $10 limit per person is possible by carefully planning holiday spending.

November 29, 2016 09:54 AM

Erik Potter brings a unique perspective to the Iowa Pork Industry Center’s team of six field specialists, based on his experience in the industry.
 

November 28, 2016 03:12 PM

The annual Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference is set for Jan. 19-20, 2017, at the Iowa State University Alumni Center in Ames. Producers and industry experts will speak on a variety of topics.

November 28, 2016 10:17 AM

Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills all ash species, has been positively identified in the city of Osceola in Clarke County. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, EAB has now been confirmed in 39 counties.

November 23, 2016 02:52 PM

Residents of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, will soon have access to an online ordering system for local foods. The city is partnering with the Iowa Food Cooperative on a two-month pilot project to gauge the community’s interest in purchasing Iowa-grown food products.

November 23, 2016 11:04 AM

Thanksgiving dinner tables offer a variety of foods from a variety of places. What are some of these foods made of and which varieties actually wind up on the plate? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answers a few of these queries this week.

November 22, 2016 04:54 PM

Eighteen Iowa 4-H’ers were selected to  represent Iowa as delegates to the 2016 National 4-H Congress Nov. 25-29 in Atlanta, Ga.

November 22, 2016 02:16 PM

A new tool developed by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Foods Program can help local foods organizations know whether their projects and programs are accomplishing their goals. The Question Keeper survey database is available free for one year.

November 21, 2016 11:24 AM

Final results of Iowa’s Official Variety Trials are now available to the public at www.croptesting.iastate.edu. View all entrants, the hybrids or varieties entered and the districts and tests in which the entries were placed.

November 18, 2016 09:50 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a farm business succession workshop to help farm families begin important conversations and start putting transition plans on paper. The workshop is Feb. 17-18, 2017, in Fort Dodge.

November 17, 2016 12:12 PM

Just a handful of spots remain in the Dec. 14 PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor certification session in Ames. People who would like to attend need to get their applications in soon because there is no walk-in option.
 

November 17, 2016 09:50 AM

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2017.

November 17, 2016 09:33 AM

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.

November 16, 2016 11:29 AM

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.

November 16, 2016 11:29 AM

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.

November 16, 2016 11:06 AM

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.

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