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Iowa Youth Propose Solutions to Ag Problems at National Summit

January 23, 2020, 2:36 pm | Maya Hayslett

The 2020 National Youth Summit on Agri-Science conference Jan. 9-12 addressed the modern challenges facing agricultural production and the role of researchers, leaders and public advocates, when it comes to feeding future global populations. Ten 4-H youth represented Iowa at the 2020 conference held in Washington, D.C.

Webinar Offers Overview of Iowa Nutrient Research Center

January 7, 2020, 1:28 pm | Hilary Pierce, Jacqueline Comito

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 12 p.m. with Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, discussing research funded by the center and the impacts of the research.

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Iowa State Meats Laboratory Welcomes New Leader

January 6, 2020, 10:23 am | Joseph Cordray, Terry Houser

Terry Houser takes the helm at the Meats Laboratory at Iowa State University as Joe Cordray retires after more than 50 years of professional involvement in Iowa State's Meat Science program. The Meats Laboratory is a leader in educating students and the meat industry – across Iowa and internationally.

Register Now for 2020-2021 SowBridge Educational Series

January 6, 2020, 8:54 am | Ken Stalder

Register for the yearlong series by Jan. 15 to participate in the first SowBridge session Feb. 5. SowBridge is designed to improve the understanding and application of various tools and techniques involved in daily care of the breeding herd and piglets.

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High Quality Child Care Is Focus of Statewide Trainings

January 3, 2020, 10:38 am | Cindy Thompson, Laura Sternweis

Children in child care need safe environments, strong relationships with caring and competent adults, and access to a variety of learning opportunities and materials. That is why ISU Extension and Outreach teaches early childhood professionals how to use Environment Rating Scales -- tools they can use to ensure they are following best practices and providing high quality care.

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Eco-Healthy Child Care Classes Offered Online

January 2, 2020, 1:28 pm | Malisa Rader

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering an online series for early childhood professionals interested in becoming endorsed as an Eco-Healthy Child Care program. The three-session series begins Jan. 8.

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PorkBridge Educational Series for 2020 Begins Feb. 6

January 2, 2020, 9:41 am | Sherry Hoyer

Since 2005, PorkBridge has provided relevant and timely information to grow-finish swine producers and other industry professionals. The 2020 program year series begins on Feb. 6 and continues on an every-other-month for six total sessions.

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