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Free Online Classes Explain Health Insurance Coverage Choices

October 18, 2019, 1:37 pm | Joyce Lash, Laura Sternweis

Open enrollment for health insurance plans takes place during October, November and December. Smart Choice: Health Insurance Basics and Smart Choice: Health Insurance Actions are two ISU Extension and Outreach classes that make comparing policies and understanding coverage easier. The two classes are free and will be available online in November. Read more about Free Online Classes Explain Health Insurance Coverage Choices

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Integrated Crop Management Conference Set for December

October 18, 2019, 8:40 am | Mark Licht, Brent Pringnitz

The Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Dec. 4-5 in Ames. This year’s conference will feature 39 workshops to choose from, along with presentations on new planter technology, cover crop interseeding, glyphosate and cancer findings, nitrogen recommendations and global changes in the fertilizer industry. Read more about Integrated Crop Management Conference Set for December

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Resource for Educators Adds Agriculture to Every Day Lessons

October 18, 2019, 8:11 am | Maya Hayslett, Amy Powell

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed a curriculum for educators who want youth to know how agriculture is involved in every day human life. The curriculum was created by ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H youth specialists and is offered as a free download from the Extension store. Read more about Resource for Educators Adds Agriculture to Every Day Lessons

Greder and Colleagues Receive 2019 National Extension Diversity Award

October 14, 2019, 9:39 am | Kimberly Greder, Laura Sternweis

Two educational programs led by Kimberly Greder from Iowa State University will receive the 2019 National Extension Diversity Award. The 2019 award acknowledges Greder and the work teams who provide the “Juntos Para Una Mejor Educación” and “Abriendo Caminos” programs. Read more about Greder and Colleagues Receive 2019 National Extension Diversity Award

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Extension Artists Inspire Communities and 4-H Youth, Celebrate Iowa State Parks

October 3, 2019, 11:04 am | Clark Colby, Jennifer Drinkwater, Willy Klein

Jennifer Drinkwater and Clark Colby are artists, Iowa State faculty and program specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach. They are participating in Iowa's 20 Artists, 20 Parks project commemorating the 100th anniversary of Iowa State Parks during 2020. Read more about Extension Artists Inspire Communities and 4-H Youth, Celebrate Iowa State Parks

Weed Seed Control Clinic Will Explore Harvest as a Control Method

October 2, 2019, 1:38 pm | Meaghan Anderson, Robert Hartzler, Prashant Jha

Farmers are constantly searching for new solutions to controlling weeds. Some practical, but innovative ideas will be explored during an Oct. 21 workshop, when Australian researcher Michael Walsh visits Iowa State University to talk about the various ways farmers can harvest and destroy weed seeds from the combine. Read more about Weed Seed Control Clinic Will Explore Harvest as a Control Method

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Women Managing Horses Course Is for Female Equine Owners

October 2, 2019, 10:06 am | Peggy Auwerda, Madeline Schultz, Sarah Zwiefel

A four-session course called Women Managing Horses begins Nov. 14 and covers the major business risks of raising, handling and marketing healthy horses. The course also provides opportunities for participants to interact with some of the state’s most qualified equine experts. Read more about Women Managing Horses Course Is for Female Equine Owners

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