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Iowa Beef Center to Host Fencing and Grazing Clinic

March 27, 2023, 12:31 pm | Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, Beth Reynolds

A fencing and grazing clinic will be held May 16 at the Iowa State University Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm in southwest Iowa. Join ISU Extension and Outreach specialists to learn about the latest topics and trends.


‘Money Smart’ Statewide Virtual Series Begins April 17

March 21, 2023, 2:28 pm | Barb Wollan, Carol Ehlers, Jeannette Mukayisire

With the end of pandemic assistance programs and the rise in inflation, some people may be turning to their credit cards, increasing their balances and creating challenges for paying their bills. Iowans facing financial challenges may sign up for “Money Smart: Prioritizing Bills, Credit and Debt,” a free, three-part, virtual series from ISU Extension and Outreach.


Custom Farm Rate Results Released for Iowa

March 20, 2023, 11:09 am | Alejandro Plastina, Ann Johanns

Results of the Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey provide average prices charged for common farming practices in Iowa. The survey is administered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Celebrates 66 Years

March 8, 2023, 2:16 pm | Alexa Groff, Sydney Peterson

Junior and senior high-school students from across the state are gearing up to compete for prizes, awards and scholarships during the upcoming State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa on March 30-31. The event is the largest STEM competition for youth in grades 6-12 and will be hosted in person at Iowa State University.

Set Family Routines for Harmony at Home

March 1, 2023, 1:26 pm | Barbara Dunn Swanson

Routines can help busy families have meaningful connections throughout the week. Parents should consider a child’s individual temperament and their age and stage in life when establishing routines, said Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Conservation Stations Now Available for Request

March 1, 2023, 12:56 pm | Liz Ripley

The award-winning Conservation Station educational trailers provided by Water Rocks! and Iowa Learning Farms are now available for request. Both programs promote conservation and water quality education through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Offers Teacher License Renewal Course ‘Small Change’ on March 29

February 28, 2023, 10:35 am | Phyllis Zalenski, Carol Ehlers

K-12 teachers may register for “Small Change: Building Financial Security for Educators.” The online course content is embedded in the financial literacy standards of the Iowa Core 21st Century Skills and Social Studies, and connects participants with curricula, resources and school-based programs for elementary, middle and high school levels.


Strong Couples Project Offers Relationship Education for Iowans

February 28, 2023, 10:07 am | Anthony Santiago

The Strong Couples Project can help couples improve communication, connection, intimacy and the strength of their relationships. The online relationship education project is backed by decades of research and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is making it available for Iowans.



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