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Fair Offers Hands-on, Goggles-on Dairy Experiences

July 15, 2019, 1:29 pm | Fred M. Hall, Janelle Johnson

The Plymouth County Fair will feature a variety of educational dairy and agricultural exhibits for this year’s fair. “Discover Dairy” is the theme for this year’s exhibits, which includes the Tonsfeldt Round Barn decorated to give visitors the experience of stepping inside a new carousal-style milking parlor. Read more about Fair Offers Hands-on, Goggles-on Dairy Experiences

Apollo Anniversary Serves as Launchpad for 4-H Aerospace Discovery

July 15, 2019, 10:38 am | Bonnie Dalager, Sara Nelson

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and moon landing has reinvigorated interest around the world in aerospace, and the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program is providing youth with a variety of opportunities and avenues to explore their interest in the aerospace project area. Read more about Apollo Anniversary Serves as Launchpad for 4-H Aerospace Discovery

Nelson Named Interim Assistant Vice President for County Services

July 8, 2019, 9:23 am | John Lawrence, Andrea Nelson, Laura Sternweis

Andrea Nelson has been named interim assistant vice president for county services with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The unit provides Iowa State University support, expertise and resources for county-based educational extension programs throughout the state. Read more about Nelson Named Interim Assistant Vice President for County Services

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Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Planned for Aug. 5

July 5, 2019, 10:51 am | Ajay Nair

The fruit and vegetable research taking place at Iowa State University’s Horticulture Research Station will be on full display for the Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 5. Specific projects include high tunnels, organic vegetable production, pepper and sweet potato production, pest management in cucurbit crops, hops, peaches and beneficial insects such as bees, wasps and pollinators. Read more about Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Planned for Aug. 5

Iowa Youth Compete at 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

July 5, 2019, 8:20 am | Patty Gibler, Bonnie Dalager

Iowa delegates competed in the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. 4-H members in the Safety and Education in Shooting Sports project area learn the safe and responsible use of equipment, decision making, self-discipline, concentration, safety and sportsmanship. Read more about Iowa Youth Compete at 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

600 Iowa Youth Attend State 4-H Conference in Ames

July 3, 2019, 8:35 am | Haley Jones

Iowa State University hosted 600 youth delegates for three days last week for the 2019 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “A Universe of Possibilities.” Every June, teenagers from across the state gather on the Iowa State campus for three days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events and civic engagement activities. Read more about 600 Iowa Youth Attend State 4-H Conference in Ames

Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll Shows Conservation Increasing, but Rented Land Remains a Barrier

July 2, 2019, 2:21 pm | J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr.

As the percentage of rented farmland in Iowa continues to grow, farmers are seeing a steady shift in who is responsible for what happens on the land, according to the 2018 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

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Summer Feedlot Conference to Cover Care, Safety, Management of Animals and Manure

July 1, 2019, 1:17 pm | Denise Schwab

Profitability in cattle feeding depends on more than just cattle prices and performance. It appears that controlling feed costs will play a major role in feedlot profits for 2020. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is coordinating a feedlot nutrition and management conference Aug. 9 in Welton. Read more about Summer Feedlot Conference to Cover Care, Safety, Management of Animals and Manure

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Follow a Summer Routine for Back-to-School Success

July 1, 2019, 10:02 am | Dawn Dunnegan, Laura Sternweis

Although it may feel like summer has just begun, it is not too soon for families to begin preparing their children to head back to school. Following a routine during the summer can lead to back-to-school success, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Follow a Summer Routine for Back-to-School Success

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