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Iowa 4-H Members Engage in National-Level Discussions

May 24, 2024, 3:19 pm | Sydney Peterson, Madeleine Bretey-Smith

Six Iowa 4-H youth members joined nearly 300 of the nation’s best and brightest young people in Washington, D.C., April 19-24, to attend the 2024 National 4-H Conference, hosted by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Post-storm Strategies for Feedlot Cattle Producers

May 24, 2024, 9:00 am | Sherry Hoyer, Beth Doran

Torrential rains have turned once-dry feedlots to mud, and accompanying hail may have bruised cattle. Beth Doran, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said it's important to have a strategy and plan in place to deal with the issues facing producers.

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Educators Prepare for Iowa 4-H NASA Astro Camps

May 23, 2024, 12:45 pm | Sydney Peterson, Sara Nelson

Twenty-five Iowa educators are ready to guide Iowa youth on a journey that could lead to the moon, the stars and beyond. They’re prepared for the challenge because they completed Educator Astro Camp training on May 17 in Ames.

Northeast Iowa Pasture Walk to Focus on Fence and Water Improvement

May 16, 2024, 1:55 pm | Sherry Hoyer

Learn how a Decorah-area beef producer overcame the challenges of starting his own cattle grazing system. Rob Jewell will share his story during a June 25 pasture walk on his property. The event also will feature presenters from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Iowa 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors Named Finalist for 2024 Healthiest State Youth Power Award

May 14, 2024, 8:30 am | Sydney Peterson, Sally Shaver DuBois

The Iowa 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors were named a finalist recipient in the 2024 Healthiest State Annual Awards Youth Power category. The award highlights Iowans age 18 or younger who have gone above and beyond to inspire change in their fellow youth around issues regarding physical, social and mental well-being.

Hay Day at the McNay Memorial Research Farm Is June 6

May 13, 2024, 2:45 pm | Clarabell Probasco, Chris Clark

Farmers and others who want to learn more about modern haymaking equipment can do so June 6 at Iowa State University’s McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm. Join ISU Extension and Outreach for a full day of learning and networking.

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Updated Data for Decision Makers Reports Offer State and Legislative District Insights

May 8, 2024, 1:40 pm | Esther Crompton, Sandra Burke

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released the latest updates to the state Data for Decision Makers reports, including those for the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate districts. These updates provide a comprehensive overview of demographic and socioeconomic data, supporting informed community planning and policymaking.

Four-State Dairy Nutrition Conference Is June 5-6 in Dubuque

May 7, 2024, 2:02 pm | Larry Tranel, Jennifer Bentley, Fred M. Hall, Gail Carpenter

Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 5 and 6 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque. The event is organized in part by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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$1.7M R-STEP Grant to Empower Decision Makers’ Renewable Energy Choices

May 7, 2024, 10:32 am | Esther Crompton, Luke Seaberg

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will receive $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Renewable Energy Siting through the Technical Engagement and Planning program. R-STEP aims to develop and expand statewide initiatives that provide expertise, training and technical resources to local governments and communities as they plan for and evaluate large-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects.

Virtual Teacher License Renewal Course ‘Small Change: Building Financial Security’ on June 5 Benefits Students and Adults

May 6, 2024, 9:16 am | Carol Ehlers, Phyllis Zalenski

Iowa K-12 teachers and their students will benefit from “Small Change: Building Financial Security for Educators.” This Iowa State University Extension and Outreach blended course starts June 5 with an introductory session followed by a four-week, self-paced, facilitator-led online learning experience.

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