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Iowa Youth Compete in Three-day Equine Extravaganza

April 22, 2024, 4:45 pm | Celine Beggs-Shoemaker, Peggy Auwerda, Sydney Peterson

Nearly 110 Iowa youth in grades 3-12 participated in an ISU Extension and Outreach three-day Equine Extravaganza in April, demonstrating their knowledge of equine-related subject matters.

Learning Farms to Host Conservation on Tap near Ames

April 18, 2024, 10:24 am | Ann Staudt, Elizabeth Ripley

Local farmers, landowners and urban residents can discuss conservation topics with experts from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach during “Conservation on Tap,” April 30.


Hoyer Named 4-H Youth Development State Program Leader

April 16, 2024, 3:01 pm | Jason Henderson, Mitchell Hoyer, Sydney Peterson

Mitchell Hoyer has been named the director and state program leader for 4-H Youth Development with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Hoyer has served as the interim leader for Iowa 4-H Youth Development for the past year.

Iowa Youth Impress Judges during State 4-H Recognition Day

April 16, 2024, 9:10 am | Sydney Peterson, Bonnie Dalager

Iowa 4-H youth showcased their leadership, communications and college and career readiness skills in the annual State 4-H Recognition Day interviews. This statewide event, held each spring, culminates the year’s recognition process.

Manchester and Van Buren County Announced as Pilot Communities by the Iowa Rural Vitality Coalition

April 12, 2024, 12:00 pm |

The Iowa Rural Vitality Coalition has announced a partnership with Van Buren County and the community of Manchester to launch a pilot program aimed at improving the health and vitality of rural communities. This initiative will focus on building and refining a process that can be replicated to benefit other rural communities throughout the state.

Agronomy Workshops for Women to Be Held near Melbourne

April 8, 2024, 2:07 pm | Meaghan Anderson

Women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women who are interested in learning more about agronomy can do so at upcoming sessions of Agronomy in the Field, offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Celebrate ISU Extension and Outreach Week April 15-20

April 8, 2024, 9:25 am | Natasha Neal

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week is April 15-20. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host “I Spy Cy” activities and educational events throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of ISU Extension and Outreach throughout the state.


Walk With Ease into Better Health

April 1, 2024, 3:18 pm | Dawn Dunnegan

Although walking is a safe activity that benefits health, sometimes it can be difficult to start a walking program and stay motivated. That is why Iowa State University is offering Walk With Ease to help Iowans ease into better health, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Palo Alto County

April 1, 2024, 10:00 am |

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer in Palo Alto County for the first time. The ash tree-killing insect now has been confirmed in all of Iowa’s counties except Emmet County.

Farmers, Ag Industry Professionals Reap Dividends from Planter University

March 26, 2024, 9:38 am | Chris Kick

Farmers and ag industry professionals who learn to optimize technology in Planter University consider their time well spent and anticipate greater planting efficiency and farm profitability. As one participant noted, “This class made every person more money.”



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