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Following Flooding: Managing Additional Stress

June 24, 2024, 2:28 pm | David Brown

Iowans are now managing another round of local disasters as several communities have been greatly impacted by flooding. Distress is a common reaction, says David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He shares actions Iowans can take to maintain their emotional wellbeing and increase their resilience.

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Evening Crop Walk Planned for Humboldt County

June 21, 2024, 8:39 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an evening crop walk from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, near Gilmore City. Participants will learn the importance of mid-season scouting.

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Northwest Iowa Research Farm Field Day and Windbreak Workshop Is July 2

June 18, 2024, 12:32 pm | Gentry Sorenson, Leah Ten Napel

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's annual field day in northwestern Iowa will focus on challenges and opportunities in the crop markets, a recap of navigating nitrogen during the wet spring, soybean cyst nematode management tips and other timely topics.

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Pasture Management Field Day Planned near Lehigh

June 18, 2024, 7:55 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Russ Euken

A July 10 pasture field day with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer basics on pasture establishment, grazing, fertility and cost-share programs.

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National Forage Week Is June 16-22

June 17, 2024, 12:37 pm | Beth Reynolds, Erika Lundy-Woolfolk

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the American Forage and Grassland Council are celebrating National Forage Week with a look at the state's forestry industry.

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Youth Compete in Iowa 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

June 13, 2024, 11:02 am | Sydney Peterson, Celine Beggs-Shoemaker

Teams from Delaware, Dubuque and Fayette counties competed for top honors during the Dairy Quiz Bowl at Starmont High School in Arlington on June 11. Thirty-four 4-H youth participated in the event, showcasing their extensive knowledge of dairy production, nutrition, anatomy and more.

Yard and Garden: Strawberry Care

June 12, 2024, 11:34 am | Aaron J. Steil, Randall Vos

In this article, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about strawberry care in the home garden.

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Northeast Research Farm Field Day Is June 19 in Nashua

June 7, 2024, 10:46 am | Terry Basol

The spring field day at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will be held June 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will explain nitrogen management, weather and climate trends impacting this year's crops.

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Mental Health First Aid Addresses Care Gap in Iowa Communities

June 5, 2024, 1:57 pm | Jolene McCoy

Struggling with mental health is a challenge people often face alone, and more than a million Iowans live in communities without enough mental health professionals to meet local needs. That's why ISU Extension and Outreach offers Mental Health First Aid training in partnership with organizations that provide community outreach.

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Northern Research and Demonstration Farm to Hold Field Day June 20

June 5, 2024, 12:25 pm | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Gentry Sorenson

The Northern Research and Demonstration Farm will host a summer field day on Thursday, June 20, at the south farm. Join specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a day of learning and networking.

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Iowa Swine Day Will Be Held July 25 in Ames

June 4, 2024, 3:15 pm | Sherry Hoyer, Stacie Matchan

Pork producers and others involved with swine production can learn the most current information on industry topics at Iowa Swine Day, July 25 in Ames. Swine specialists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be among those presenting.

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European Corn Borer Field Day Set for July 17 near Ames

June 3, 2024, 10:57 am | Erin Hodgson, Ashley Dean, Chris Kick

Learn more about the concerns surrounding European Corn Borer during a special field day July 17. Entomology experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the United States Department of Agriculture will give a hands-on lesson of how to scout for this pest.

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Improve Communication for a Strong Family

June 3, 2024, 8:56 am | Hailey Walker

When families are busy with their daily activities it’s easy to overlook the importance of good communication. But at the heart of every strong family lies a foundation built on open, honest and meaningful communication, says Hailey Walker, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Iowa Students Showcase Innovation and Excellence at the International Science and Engineering Fair

May 31, 2024, 8:15 am | Sydney Peterson, Alexa Groff

Fifteen Iowa youth scientists and engineers have returned from the prestigious International Science and Engineering Fair held May 11-17 in Los Angeles. This annual event, the world's largest international pre-college science competition, brought together over 1,700 high school students from more than 65 countries to present their groundbreaking research and innovations.

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