February 2013

February 12, 2013 11:21 AM

Lifestyle changes, like eating a low-sodium diet and being physically active, can help reduce high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, or maintain blood pressure at a healthy level. February is National Heart Month and a good time to take action against this risk factor for heart attack and stroke, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.

February 11, 2013 09:59 AM

Iowa Beef Center staff will conduct bull selection clinics just prior to three Iowa Cattlemen’s Association bull sales later this spring to break down the process of bull selection into simple steps and assist those attending with interpreting the EPD numbers in the catalog.

February 8, 2013 02:27 PM

A workshop to train livestock producers and service providers on how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index for use in nutrient management and manure management plans is planned for March 20 in Altoona, Iowa.

February 8, 2013 02:11 PM

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.

February 6, 2013 01:05 PM

A postharvest handling and food safety workshop for fruit and vegetable growers is planned by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  The workshop will be March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Oak Room on the Iowa State campus and broadcast to 12 host locations in Iowa.

February 6, 2013 12:24 PM

Local community leaders, entrepreneurs and partners of Southeast Iowa’s local food system will learn strategies for regional branding, increasing agri-tourism opportunities and promoting local foods, arts and recreation at the Great River Regional Flavors Discovery Day on Thursday, Feb. 21.

February 6, 2013 08:38 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host meetings in Madrid on Feb. 28 and Dubuque on March 6 to address emerging opportunities related to stover harvesting for the biomass feedstock needs of local industries.

February 5, 2013 04:13 PM

Producers, consumers, business owners and anyone interested in developing Iowa’s local food system are invited to register for an upcoming conference, “Road Map for Resilience: Empowering Iowa’s Local Food Economy.”

February 5, 2013 03:36 PM

Sometimes life is not fair — and that really can make a child mad. But adults can help children learn how to cope with their anger in positive ways. Get tips in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

February 5, 2013 02:47 PM

About 70 percent of farmers report using at least one technology that provides them with Internet access, according to the 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. In addition, a basic cell phone was the most common communications technology used by farmers in the survey.

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