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Consider These Factors When Writing a Pasture Lease

February 26, 2024, 12:24 pm | Charles Brown, Sherry Hoyer

Pasture leases are an important part of land management. A farm management specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains some important tips to improve leases for the landowner and tenant.


Media Advisory: Real Impact 2023 Report

February 26, 2024, 10:34 am | Jill Brimeyer, Laura Sternweis

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released Real Impact 2023 Report. This brief report shares a few examples of ISU Extension and Outreach creating real impact in Iowa.


Jody Larson Selected as Director of Conference Planning and Management

February 26, 2024, 9:38 am | Carol Heaverlo, Jody Larson

Jody Larson will serve as director of Iowa State University Conference Planning and Management beginning Feb. 26. She has been serving as CPM interim director since November 2022. CPM provides customized conference and event planning and management services to assist Iowa State faculty, staff and students and external clients in hosting in-person and virtual educational conferences, trainings, and regional, state and national events.


Women in Agriculture Conference to be Held in Washington, Iowa

February 22, 2024, 9:42 am | Rebecca Vittetoe

Women in agriculture can improve their understanding of mental health, succession planning and ag taxation at this year's Washington County Women in Agriculture Conference March 23. A specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach says the event is open to all counties.


Planning and Zoning Workshops for Local Officials Begin in April

February 22, 2024, 8:25 am | Esther Crompton , Luke Seaberg

"Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials" is now open for registration across various Iowa locations. Offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the workshop is tailored for local officials engaged in city and county governance, planning, zoning and community development.

Statewide Guide Training Workshop Enrolling Now

February 21, 2024, 11:42 am | Esther Crompton , Diane Van Wyngarden

Registration is now open for the 2024 statewide Guide Training Workshop on April 17 in Webster City. Get professional insider tips and techniques for creating and delivering dynamic programs that focus on attracting adult visitors.

Annie's Project Inspires Additional Women in Ag Programs

February 15, 2024, 10:40 am | Chris Kick, Madeline Schultz

Although Annie's Project is a well-known program for women in agriculture, it is actually one of many programs for women who want to continue learning. There are 10 Annie's-inspired programs offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Yard and Garden: Hardwood Cuttings

February 9, 2024, 8:40 am | Randall Vos, Aaron J. Steil

Many trees and shrubs in the home landscape can be propagated by hardwood cuttings. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists answer questions about this method that uses shoots of the previous year’s growth to produce new plants.


Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association to Hold Annual Meeting

February 8, 2024, 12:28 pm | Ryan Drollette, Clarabell Probasco, Virgil Schmitt, Rebecca Vittetoe

The annual meeting of the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association is set for Thursday, March 7, at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm. Specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will discuss progress at the farm and provide updates for crop farmers.


Virtual Program Offers Tips for Parenting

February 8, 2024, 8:45 am | Malisa Rader

Raising children can be rewarding but it also can be challenging for families, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. To better handle the challenges, parents and caregivers are invited to the next virtual sessions of “ACT Raising Safe Kids.”


Iowa 4-H Seeks Agricultural Employers to Complete Youth Workforce Readiness Survey

February 6, 2024, 12:53 pm | Sydney Peterson, Cayla Taylor, Mitchell Hoyer, Lisa Berkland

Iowa 4-H is seeking agriculture industry employers from across the state to complete an online survey as part of a Youth Innovators Empowering Agriculture across America grant. The project entails assessing career pathway awareness and identifying ways to increase youth knowledge of careers in agriculture.


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