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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings Scheduled

July 23, 2018, 9:45 am | Ellen Johnsen

ISU Extension and Outreach will host 11 Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training meetings from October 2018 through March 2019. The training sessions are for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices, and co-management of natural resources and food safety. Read more about Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings Scheduled

Add Beauty to a Garden with Water Features

July 23, 2018, 8:59 am | Cynthia Haynes, Christa Hartsook

Starting a water garden – even one as simple as a large container of water – can also expand the gardener’s choice of possible plants to be enjoyed. The type of plants that can be best featured in a water garden is the subject of one of the articles in the July issue of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Small Farm Sustainability newsletter. Read more about Add Beauty to a Garden with Water Features

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ISU Extension to Hold Drought Information Meeting in Davis County

July 20, 2018, 1:09 pm | Joshua Michel, Joe Sellers, Charles Brown

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a meeting on July 26 to discuss drought conditions that are causing concerns for both crop and livestock producers. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Fair Hall of the Davis County Fairgrounds. Read more about ISU Extension to Hold Drought Information Meeting in Davis County

Workshop Helps Educators Teach Financial Survival Skills

July 20, 2018, 11:37 am | Carol Ehlers, Laura Sternweis

Reality TV often features contestants demonstrating skills as they live in the woods, race through an obstacle course or compete in challenges on an island. However, in everyday living, financial literacy skills are far more important for survival. ISU Extension and Outreach offers the High School Financial Planning Program to help educators teach these skills to teens.

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PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor Certification Session Sept.10 in Ames

July 19, 2018, 3:08 pm | Chris Rademacher

Iowa Pork Industry Center will offer the Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification training Monday, Sept. 10. Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine veterinarian, is coordinating the session at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center, Iowa State University, Ames. Read more about PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor Certification Session Sept.10 in Ames

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Economic Benefits of Nitrogen Reductions in Iowa Is Iowa Learning Farms Webinar Topic

July 9, 2018, 8:55 am | Liz Juchems, Jacqueline Comito

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar discussion of the economic benefits of nitrogen reductions in Iowa through the exploration of the costs of high nitrates and how meeting the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy goals will be beneficial for all Iowans. Read more about Economic Benefits of Nitrogen Reductions in Iowa Is Iowa Learning Farms Webinar Topic

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