Allie Lansman, a youth ambassador for the National 4-H Healthy Living Management Team, was featured on the Biggest Loser show last fall for her efforts in helping young people have healthier lives. She will be Iowa State's special guest at the Varied Industries Building Aug. 15 and Aug. 17.
Those that fly, crawl, slither and leap will have their days at the Iowa State University exhibit, “Camp Cy – A Statewide Adventure,” in the Varied Industries Building at the 2015 Iowa State Fair. Camp Cy takes place under cardinal and gold tent tops where special guests and activities will showcase the many ways ISU Extension and Outreach is Iowans’ 99-county campus.
Three new resources have been developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to help Iowa corn and soybean producers calculate Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage payments for the 2014 and 2015 crop years.
Two and a half years ago, Erika Lundy began working at the Iowa Beef Center as an Iowa State graduate student focusing on feedlot nutrition. Eight weeks ago she started working for IBC as the center’s new extension program specialist. She is excited to put her education and experience to work for Iowa beef producers.
The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden. However, there’s a lot to know about growing and storing potatoes properly. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have some tips on how to grow and store potatoes.
Iowa State University students are given the opportunity to experience ISU Extension and Outreach through the Heddleson Internship Program. Three students were selected this year to be Heddleson interns, including sophomore in event management and apparel merchandising, Raeann Hanlon.
The science of auto racing and a fast time behind the wheel await some Iowa 4-H youth July 30. Approximately 30 youth will learn about science, technology, engineering and math in NASCAR and challenge NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace to a go cart race.
The garden peony is a popular, long-lived perennial that provides abundant flowers in the spring and attractive foliage throughout the growing session. If given a good site and the right care, an established peony will flower for many years. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide helpful instructions on how to care for peonies all throughout the year.
Many crop producers are using best management practices to reduce and control nutrient loss and soil erosion from crop land. These same conservation methods can be applied to large-scale gardens and commercial vegetable production. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is releasing two new publications about combining cover crops and strip-tillage systems and their use in vegetable production.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recently hired Jennifer Drinkwater, associate professor in art and visual culture in the College of Design, for the brand new position, community art specialist. This position is a high impact hire by President Leath.
SDSU Extension veterinarian Russ Daly answers questions on what urban citizens should know about highly pathogenic avian influenza. This article is part of a cooperative effort of ISU Extension and Outreach, SDSU Extension and University of Minnesota Extension to provide resources for families struggling with the human challenges brought on by avian influenza.
The “Mid Life and Beyond” program has been working with Iowa communities for the past four years to help provide aging Iowans and their communities with the best resources and information. This program is different from a specific curriculum because it is primarily an interactive discussion among people about their community.
Iowa Learning Farms will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Craig Fleishman farm, rural Minburn. The field day will focus on the idea of integrating several conservation farming practices to help reduce soil erosion and reduce nutrients entering Iowa’s water bodies.
The design, installation and maintenance of drainage systems is the focus of the Iowa Drainage School to be held on Aug. 25-27 at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, Iowa.
Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant and grow well in warmer weather, making them a perfect summer plant in any home garden. As it gets time to harvest, there can be a few problems that may arise. Follow these tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on what to look out for when harvesting cucumbers.