Results from the most recent survey of farmland rental rates conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach showed that the average estimated cash rent for corn and soybean land in the state for 2013 was $270 per acre, an increase of $18 per acre or 7 percent from last year.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development offers youth hundreds of opportunities at the local, state and national level to interact with others and prepare for their futures. David Runneals, an Iowa 4-H’er from Story County, took part in the White House Science Fair in April as a guest.
Through 4-H, Iowa youth can become involved in many unique educational experiences that prepare them to be effective leaders, productive citizens, outstanding communicators and successful leaders. A wide spectrum of opportunities span from statewide programs, such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, to local summer camps and workshops in every county. One program 4-H offers to young people, Adobe Youth Voices, allows youth to build skills in technology, particularly media.
Whether children’s experience of sports is good or bad depends in part on their parents’ involvement and attitude. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar to help parents do their part to make sure their children’s experience with sports will be positive.
May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme, “Unleash the Power of Age,” emphasizes the important role of older adults. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is unleashing the power of age with Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture.
Mom, mommy, mother, mum — a mother by any other name is still a mother. During May, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about what mothers mean to their children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Communities, local food networks and county extension offices have the opportunity to schedule Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops for local growers.
The emergence of daffodils is one of the first signs of spring – along with crocuses, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the plant care needed to encourage blooms.