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July 13, 2015 08:11 AM

Avian influenza has increased the stress that many Iowa families are facing. Dealing with the stress from unexpected changes such as job loss or financial uncertainty can be slow and painful, but is possible, says a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 10, 2015 08:22 AM

In a step-by-step approach, instructions will be offered for reading a manure test and determining how much of the crop nutrient needs can be met with manure applications.

July 10, 2015 08:09 AM

Ten videos were produced by ISU Extension and Outreach with a goal of helping farmers figure out the intricate details of marketing and selling their crops, grain and livestock on the Chicago Board of Trade.

July 9, 2015 02:32 PM

Cathann Kress, Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach, has received The 2015 Spirit of Crazy Horse Award from Reclaiming Youth International and the Starr Global Learning Network. Kress joins a long list of leaders in research, policy and practice whose contributions have advanced work with children and youth.

July 9, 2015 09:00 AM

Perennials are beautiful plants that live three or more years, die in the ground each fall and return in the spring. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify different types of perennials and planting sites where perennials can grow successfully.

July 8, 2015 03:23 PM

Agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality are the topics of a series of webinars recently developed by a team of extension specialists from several Upper Midwest universities. The first webinar of the series July 22 features Wright County farmer Tim Smith.

July 8, 2015 02:39 PM

Mahdi Al-Kaisi will discuss the concept of soil health, its basic principles, factors for healthy soil and management choices that affect soil health during the regular monthly Iowa Learning Farms webinar July 22.

July 8, 2015 02:31 PM

The Wills Family Orchard is hosting an evening field day to showcase research projects related to establishing high-density orchards.

July 8, 2015 08:18 AM

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Fort Madison, bringing the number of confirmed counties in Iowa to 26. This makes Lee County the latest victim of EAB, a highly destructive insect of ash trees.

July 7, 2015 03:15 PM

Learn about protecting drinking water, septic system maintenance, riparian buffer strips and pesticide application in the summer edition of Acreage Living Newsletter.

July 7, 2015 02:50 PM

Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-Up shares knowledge gleaned from local foods work and research in northeast Iowa. It is one of a series describing and suggesting proven ways to further develop systems of local food distribution and sales.

July 7, 2015 12:04 PM

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District and Iowa Soybean Association, will host a field day on Thursday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tom Dykstra farm, rural Eddyville.

July 7, 2015 10:01 AM

Not all parents feel confident having “the talk” with their children — when the topic is science, technology, engineering and math. However, it’s an ongoing conversation parents and kids need to have, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from ISU Extension and Outreach.
 

July 6, 2015 11:34 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Jasper County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a workshop about available conservation planning, the installation of grassed waterways and erosion control blankets along with the use of cover crops July 21 on the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax.

July 6, 2015 10:34 AM

Avian influenza has had a significant financial impact on many Iowa families. Working through the cycle of grief caused by a sudden drop in income allows families to plan for how to adjust their financial picture with clear heads, and the entire family should be a part of those conversations.

 

July 6, 2015 10:15 AM

The Heddleson Internship Program allows Iowa State University students in the College of Human Sciences to experience ISU Extension and Outreach with a hands-on internship. This year three students were selected to be Heddleson interns, including junior in nutritional sciences, Haley Wellman.

July 2, 2015 01:37 PM

The Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station is host for the annual Iowa Turfgrass Field Day, July 23 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 2, 2015 10:53 AM

Visitors can enjoy a horticulture tour through the Lyon County Fair Grounds gardens and taste locally-sourced food at the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Garden Tour and Local Food Tasting Tuesday, July 21, in Rock Rapids.

July 1, 2015 03:17 PM

The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy homegrown fruits. With varying weather and temperature, maintaining a healthy fruit plant can sometimes be a struggle. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to properly maintain fruit plants in the summer months to ensure high fruit production.

June 30, 2015 03:09 PM

The Commodity Carnival provides learning and fun at the Iowa State Fair and 15 county fairs for a second year. This interactive, hands-on game shows youth the behind-the-scenes components and challenges of animal production.

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