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Northeast Iowa Pasture Walk to Focus on Fence and Water Improvement

May 16, 2024, 1:55 pm | Sherry Hoyer

Learn how a Decorah-area beef producer overcame the challenges of starting his own cattle grazing system. Rob Jewell will share his story during a June 25 pasture walk on his property. The event also will feature presenters from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Iowa 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors Named Finalist for 2024 Healthiest State Youth Power Award

May 14, 2024, 8:30 am | Sydney Peterson, Sally Shaver DuBois

The Iowa 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors were named a finalist recipient in the 2024 Healthiest State Annual Awards Youth Power category. The award highlights Iowans age 18 or younger who have gone above and beyond to inspire change in their fellow youth around issues regarding physical, social and mental well-being.

Hay Day at the McNay Memorial Research Farm Is June 6

May 13, 2024, 2:45 pm | Clarabell Probasco, Chris Clark

Farmers and others who want to learn more about modern haymaking equipment can do so June 6 at Iowa State University’s McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm. Join ISU Extension and Outreach for a full day of learning and networking.

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Updated Data for Decision Makers Reports Offer State and Legislative District Insights

May 8, 2024, 1:40 pm | Esther Crompton, Sandra Burke

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released the latest updates to the state Data for Decision Makers reports, including those for the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate districts. These updates provide a comprehensive overview of demographic and socioeconomic data, supporting informed community planning and policymaking.

Four-State Dairy Nutrition Conference Is June 5-6 in Dubuque

May 7, 2024, 2:02 pm | Larry Tranel, Jennifer Bentley, Fred M. Hall, Gail Carpenter

Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 5 and 6 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque. The event is organized in part by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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$1.7M R-STEP Grant to Empower Decision Makers’ Renewable Energy Choices

May 7, 2024, 10:32 am | Esther Crompton, Luke Seaberg

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will receive $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Renewable Energy Siting through the Technical Engagement and Planning program. R-STEP aims to develop and expand statewide initiatives that provide expertise, training and technical resources to local governments and communities as they plan for and evaluate large-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects.

Virtual Teacher License Renewal Course ‘Small Change: Building Financial Security’ on June 5 Benefits Students and Adults

May 6, 2024, 9:16 am | Carol Ehlers, Phyllis Zalenski

Iowa K-12 teachers and their students will benefit from “Small Change: Building Financial Security for Educators.” This Iowa State University Extension and Outreach blended course starts June 5 with an introductory session followed by a four-week, self-paced, facilitator-led online learning experience.

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Manage the Stress Following Tornadoes and Severe Storms

May 2, 2024, 9:27 am | David Brown

Iowans are still coping with the surge of tornadoes and severe storms that impacted many communities. It is very important to identify early signs of stress and to incorporate stress management strategies, said David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Mental Health Matters for Everyone: Let’s Talk about It

May 1, 2024, 1:47 pm | Kimberly Cavalier, Anthony Santiago

Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May but discussing mental health can be a daily practice for everyone. Human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach share practical steps for improving mental well-being.

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Rock Valley Rallies for Housing and Growth

April 30, 2024, 2:16 pm | Esther Crompton

For businesses to grow, a community must recruit and retain residents – and that requires housing. That’s why Rock Valley collaborated with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Economic Development Authority to assess and address the city’s housing needs. As a result, Rock Valley has experienced an estimated $8.35 million investment in new housing construction.

Registration Opens for the Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute and Municipal Professionals Academy 2024 Sessions

April 30, 2024, 9:34 am | Esther Crompton, Sara Shonrock

Iowa clerks and finance officers can advance their professional skills and network with peers at the upcoming Municipal Professionals Institute and Municipal Professionals Academy. These events offer professional development and certification opportunities and are scheduled for June in Ames.

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