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Popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Continues Tradition Jan. 26

December 7, 2018, 2:18 pm | Patrick Wall

The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has a reputation of providing timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry. Patrick Wall, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist, said the 2019 conference Jan. 26 will continue that successful tradition. Read more about Popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Continues Tradition Jan. 26

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Research on Monarchs’ Egg-laying Preferences Can Guide Recovery Efforts

December 7, 2018, 11:22 am | John Patience, Ann Robinson, Dana Schweitzer

Loss of habitat containing milkweed plants is considered a leading cause of the precipitous decline in monarch butterfly populations over the past 20 years. Iowa, in the center of the monarch’s summer breeding range, has a goal to establish hundreds of millions of new milkweed stems across 480,000 to 830,000 acres, by 2038. Read more about Research on Monarchs’ Egg-laying Preferences Can Guide Recovery Efforts

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Plan to Stay Ahead: Workbook Has Tips for Saving Money, Meeting Goals

December 5, 2018, 9:49 am | Mary M. Weinand, Laura Sternweis

Is the money always gone before the month ends? Is buying a car – or anything else – only a dream, because you just can’t afford it? Anyone who answers yes to these questions may benefit from a spending plan, says Mary Weinand, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Plan to Stay Ahead: Workbook Has Tips for Saving Money, Meeting Goals

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Water Rocks! Conservation Education Programs Reach 36,000 Iowa Students

November 27, 2018, 3:35 pm | Ann Staudt

More than 36,000 students participated in Water Rocks! classroom presentations, outdoor classroom programs and school assemblies during 2017-18. Feedback and evaluation metrics show significant increases in student comprehension as well as more adoption of conservation topics in classroom discussion. Read more about Water Rocks! Conservation Education Programs Reach 36,000 Iowa Students

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Webinar Explains #NoTillb4Beans and #CoverYourBeans Campaigns

November 27, 2018, 11:45 am | Liz Juchems, Jacqueline Comito

Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. about #NoTillb4Beans and #CoverYourBeans. The campaigns were launched by the Conservation Learning Group to highlight the potential for time and money savings with no-tillage and cover crops ahead of soybean. Read more about Webinar Explains #NoTillb4Beans and #CoverYourBeans Campaigns

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Women in Ag Leadership Conference Is Nov. 26-27 in Ames

November 19, 2018, 2:43 pm | Madeline Schultz, Lisa Scarbrough

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag Leadership Conference will be held Nov. 26-27 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The cost to participate in all conference activities and meals is $30 for students and $60 for all others. Read more about Women in Ag Leadership Conference Is Nov. 26-27 in Ames

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Iowa 4-H Staff Recognized

November 19, 2018, 8:30 am | Mary Olson, Brenda Allen

Twenty-five Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff members were honored at the Iowa 4-H YouthFest professional development conference. They were recognized for their impact on local communities, accomplishments in their field and embodiment of the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H mission. Read more about Iowa 4-H Staff Recognized

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