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January 26, 2016 11:50 AM

As an increasing number of people find themselves juggling work and the responsibilities of providing care to a family member, experts with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach advise that communication is key.

January 25, 2016 03:15 PM

Local foods leaders from across the state of Iowa will have a pair of opportunities to meet together next month, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosting events in Ames Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.

January 25, 2016 02:49 PM

Researchers with the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project have documented 130 findings, some of which will be explored during a Feb. 11 webinar, open to the public through Iowa State University. The five-year USDA research project, led by Lois Wright Morton, a professor of sociology at Iowa State, is nearing completion.
 

January 25, 2016 10:48 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Science Center of Iowa to put on “Roll of the Dice: From Neurons to Community,” Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa.

January 22, 2016 04:33 PM

The 60th Annual Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course, Glass is Half Full: A Call for Optimism, will be Feb. 23 - 25, 2016 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames.

January 22, 2016 02:27 PM

Growing quality transplants will be the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

January 22, 2016 02:20 PM

Sub-surface drainage is an important part of agriculture in Iowa and a day-long workshop on March 11 will focus on topics of interest that have emerged around farmland drainage.

January 20, 2016 05:34 PM

The weather is cold outside, but it’s the perfect time to start preparing and growing tuberous begonias indoors to get them ready for a move outdoors when spring arrives. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips.

January 20, 2016 03:51 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Beef Center and the University of Nebraska are offering a Feedlot Roundtable session at Cresco, Ida Grove and Manchester on Feb. 9. Topics include silage research update, ruminant starch digestion and changing distillers grains in feedlot cattle diets.

January 19, 2016 03:29 PM

An invasive fruit fly known as spotted winged drosophila has made its way to Iowa, forcing growers to change the way they protect their crops. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach commercial horticulture field specialist Joe Hannan recently authored a publication designed to help keep fruit safe from this new garden pest.

January 19, 2016 03:08 PM

Local schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Garden 101, a weekly program, will be offered in seven locations across Iowa.

January 19, 2016 10:08 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

January 19, 2016 10:02 AM

On average, women tend to make less money than men and enter and leave the workforce more often. They also tend to live longer than men and be more financially conservative. However, these challenges don’t have to be barriers to financial security, says Jan Monahan, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 19, 2016 08:15 AM

“Map of My Kingdom,” a play about land transition, will be presented by Iowa Public Radio and performed as part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Beginning Farmer Center “Returning to the Farm” seminar on Jan. 29 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center.

January 15, 2016 10:21 AM

A farm just outside Gilmore City is home to Iowa State University’s Agriculture Drainage Research and Demonstration Site, a facility that has been working to further Iowa State University’s water conservation efforts since 1990.

January 14, 2016 12:03 PM

The 4-H Youth Development program in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for five field specialist positions across Iowa.

January 13, 2016 10:25 AM

During winter, indoor flowering plants purchased from floral shops and other retailers can really brighten a home. To get the most enjoyment from the plants, give them proper care.

January 11, 2016 09:33 AM

Training farmers to manage and build their business is the goal of a new eight-week program offered to aspiring, new and established farmers.

January 8, 2016 02:51 PM

The 31st annual Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association conference will be held Jan. 28-29 in Ankeny, Iowa.

January 7, 2016 02:20 PM

The inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference is scheduled for Feb.13 in Ames, Iowa. Keynote speaker Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms will be featured along with a wide variety of educational options, a trade show, lunch and giveaways.

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