Whether you are a food service manager or an employee, using current best practices in safe food handling is essential

A Journey Through Parkinson's Disease

If you're struggling with Parkinson's disease or know someone who is, it's helpful to know where to find support on the journey.  

I Only Want a Peanut Butter Sandwich

Worried about the child who only wants to eat one food? Is this healthy? It can be frustrating when all a child wants to eat is a peanut butter sandwich. You’ll learn about eating habits that are normal for young children, strategies that promote healthy eating habits, and how to foster pleasant mealtime experiences—all while taste testing new foods.

Auger dumping grain into waiting truck.

Jasper County Farmland Leasing meeting will be held in Newton on August 3rd at 6:30 pm.

Extension Week

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 17-22.

Pond with farm in the background.

Catherine DeLong

Catherine DeLong, a water quality expert with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, addresses spring pond care concerns for Iowans.

Cup with Seeds for Thought Garden Symposium Logo

The 2023 Seeds for Thought Garden Symposium will be held on March 2from 9 am—3 pm at the DMACC campus in Newton.

Fall manure application

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2023. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Registration is required. No walk-ins allowed.

We want to hear from you! Take our statewide survey.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting a statewide audience assessment.
“As technology continues to evolve, we want to learn how Iowans prefer to access, receive and engage with extension education – both in person and virtually,” said John Lawrence, Iowa State’s vice president for extension and outreach.

Two adults holding hands providing comfort.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 123 people, on average, die by suicide each day in the United States. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in America, the second leading cause of death for people age 25-34, and the third leading cause of death for those age 15-24.