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Three-State Beef Conference Focus Is Breeding Management

December 10, 2019, 8:27 am | Erika Lundy, Chris Clark

The 2020 Three-State Beef Conference is Jan. 14, 15 and 16, with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. The Iowa session will take place Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield.

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Dairy Days to Feature Profitable Practices

December 10, 2019, 8:10 am | Jennifer Bentley, Larry Tranel

Iowa dairy producers will have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues during the 2020 Dairy Days events hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The program is scheduled at five eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 20 and Feb. 6.

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Nelson Named Assistant Vice President for County Services

December 9, 2019, 1:55 pm | John D. Lawrence, Andrea Nelson, Laura Sternweis

Andrea Nelson has been named assistant vice president for county services with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach effective Dec. 9. She has been serving as the interim assistant vice president for county services since July 1.

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Iowa 4-H Delegates Return from National 4-H Congress

December 9, 2019, 9:47 am | Bonnie Dalager

Twenty 4-H members recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia, where they represented Iowa 4-H at National 4-H Congress Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. They were selected by 4-H volunteers from around the state through an application and interview process.

Check Your Withholding to Prepare for Tax Season

December 9, 2019, 8:51 am | Carol Ehlers, Laura Sternweis

As 2019 draws to a close, many Iowans are preparing for the holiday season. However, it’s also time to begin preparing for income tax season. An important step for tax planning is to review how much money is being withheld from each paycheck for federal income tax, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Yard and Garden: Enjoy a Holiday Poinsettia

December 4, 2019, 10:34 am | Richard Jauron, Willy Klein

Add brilliant color to your home decor with a live poinsettia this holiday season. Follow the recommendations of Iowa State University horticulture specialists for easy caregiving and enjoyment.

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Janke to Share How to Restore Farmland Wildlife Habitat

December 4, 2019, 10:16 am | Hilary Pierce, Jacqueline Comito

Farmland wildlife were once considered by-products of Iowa’s diversified agricultural production practices. Today, fewer wildlife thrive in row cropped landscapes, but coupling wildlife habitat conservation with efforts to improve water and soil health offers promise for restoring farmland wildlife to rural Iowa. Join Iowa Learning Farms' Dec. 18 webinar Dec. 18 to learn more.

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Women Landowners Improve Knowledge at Agronomy in the Field

December 4, 2019, 9:50 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz

Women landowners, farmers and ag retailers will have the opportunity to meet again this fall and winter to learn more about agronomy and related agricultural topics through distance-learning sessions of Agronomy in the Field.

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Caregivers Can Help Loved Ones Have a Safe Holiday Season

December 2, 2019, 9:45 am | Barbara Dunn Swanson, Laura Sternweis

The holidays can be stressful for caregivers, other family members and loved ones who need care. Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips to help families navigate caregiving concerns during the holiday season.

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Iowa Study Offers New Insights on Honey Bee Health in Ag Landscapes

November 27, 2019, 8:45 am | Ann Robinson

Some blame farming practices, in particular, the intensive corn and soybean production systems in the Midwest for the tough times honey bees are facing. New research by Iowa State University and University of Illinois scientists offers a more nuanced view of the role of agriculture in honey bee health than what has been previously known.

Dairy Discussions Seminar for Dairy Producers Is Dec. 3

November 25, 2019, 4:08 pm | Fred M. Hall

The deadline to register for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team Annual Dairy Discussions Seminar is Nov. 27. The seminar is Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City.

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