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Understand Unit Price with Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Video and App

March 19, 2019, 8:42 am | Jody Gatewood, Laura Sternweis

Which bag of carrots is the better buy: baby carrots or full size, a one-pound bag or two? "Spend Smart. Eat Smart." from ISU Extension and Outreach has a free app to help you calculate the unit price and get the best deal for your family. Read more about Understand Unit Price with Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Video and App

County Extension Offices Hosting Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vendor Webinars

March 18, 2019, 9:35 am | Cindy Gannon, Willy Klein

Farmers market vendors have the option to view the Farmers Market Nutrition Program 2019 training webinar at numerous ISU Extension and Outreach county offices. Ten offices are hosting the March 28 webinar and 22 extension offices are hosting the April 11 webinar. Read more about County Extension Offices Hosting Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vendor Webinars

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Cover Crop Acres Increase but Rate of Growth Declines in 2018

March 15, 2019, 2:03 pm | Liz Juchems

According to Iowa Learning Farms 15-year evaluation data, Iowa cover crop acres grew last year by approximately 16 percent, resulting in approximately 880,000 total acres. This represents a 6 percent decline in new cover crop acres compared to last year’s estimate and a 19 percent cumulative decline since 2015. Read more about Cover Crop Acres Increase but Rate of Growth Declines in 2018

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Youth Explore Leadership, College and Culture at GRiT Conference

March 15, 2019, 11:18 am | Ben Pullen

One hundred youth from Storm Lake, Storm Lake St. Mary’s and Fort Dodge school districts spent a day Getting Real Together through leadership activities, college exploration and cultural awareness. They were taking part in this year’s GRiT Conference, March 8 at Buena Vista University. Read more about Youth Explore Leadership, College and Culture at GRiT Conference

Iowa Learning Farms Celebrates 15 Years of Conservation and Water Quality Outreach

March 13, 2019, 1:50 pm | Liz Juchems

Iowa Learning Farms is a hands-on education and outreach program for Iowa landowners and agricultural producers. Based at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, ILF supports education initiatives focusing on conservation and water quality topics from a science- and research-based foundation. Read more about Iowa Learning Farms Celebrates 15 Years of Conservation and Water Quality Outreach

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ISU Extension and Outreach Celebrates National Ag Day

March 12, 2019, 3:01 pm | Jay Harmon

2019 National Ag Day celebrates farmers' contributions to agriculture in our everyday lives. ISU Extension and Outreach is committed to helping farmers grow more sustainable and profitable enterprises through objective, scientific solutions to the issues and opportunities unique to Iowa agriculture. Read more about ISU Extension and Outreach Celebrates National Ag Day

New Guide Training and Certification for Tourism Staff and Volunteers

March 12, 2019, 2:06 pm | Diane Van Wyngarden

A statewide Guide Training workshop will be held April 11 at the Central Iowa Expo administration building near Boone. The new ISU Extension and Outreach program is the first of its kind in Iowa, designed specifically for staff and volunteers who lead guided programs at Iowa’s community tourism attractions. Read more about New Guide Training and Certification for Tourism Staff and Volunteers

Register Now for Morel Mushroom Certification Workshop

March 8, 2019, 8:52 am | Lina Rodriguez Salamanca

A workshop for morel mushroom certification will be offered March 30 and April 6 on the Iowa State campus, Ames. To legally sell morel mushrooms in Iowa, sellers must complete a certification workshop that covers identifying morels and false morels. Registration is $50 per person. Read more about Register Now for Morel Mushroom Certification Workshop

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