The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place Oct. 5 at noon CDT will feature Iowa State University’s Daniel Andersen. He will discuss drought impacts on livestock and emergency planning to respond to critical water shortages. The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the Iowa Learning Farms website.
The Land Stewardship Leadership Academy recognized 24 graduates during the Sept. 28 graduation ceremony, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Over 750 youth from 95 counties participated in the 2023 Iowa State Fair 4-H communications events. Youth had the opportunity to show in the educational presentations, working exhibits, Share-the-Fun, extemporaneous speaking or communications posters categories.
AgLink, a platform that helps to facilitate the transition of farming operations from established farmers to beginning farmers, has been newly updated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Beginning Farmer Center.
According to a recent survey by the Iowa Insurance Division, approximately 49% of Iowans feel they are neither adequately planning nor financially prepared for retirement. October is National Retirement Security Month and a great time to review your retirement finances, said Ryan Stuart, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
A recent Iowa State University Extension and Outreach study was designed to evaluate whether the effects of winter grazing or confinement for winter care of beef cows in Iowa would have any long-term impact.
Iowa Learning Farms and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a "Conservation on Tap" event Oct. 19 at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom.
Two ag lender seminars are being held this fall, organized by dairy specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
While apple growers experienced an overall mild season with some early frost damage, a fruit specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach says some cultivars of apple are ready ahead of schedule due to drought conditions.
Join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a special conference, Oct. 18-20 in St. Louis, celebrating 20 years of Annie's Project and women in agriculture.
Forty Iowa youth are beginning their new terms as State 4-H Council members. They will serve as ambassadors for the 4-H Youth Development program throughout the state and in their local counties.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the Second Annual Northwest Iowa Parkinson’s Disease Conference on Thursday, Oct. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lakeshore Center at Okoboji in Milford.
One hundred thirty-two youth from 23 counties participated in the Iowa 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports State Shooting Competition on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Brownell’s Big Springs Shooting Complex in Searsboro, Iowa.
More than 170 4-H members from 34 counties participated in the 2023 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. Participants were asked to evaluate eight classes of cattle, sheep, swine and meat goats, reviewing breed characteristics, physical conformation and structure, and gain efficiency.
SWITCH, an innovative school wellness initiative, has received additional funding from the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health at the University of Iowa. SWITCH is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and an interdisciplinary research team at Iowa State. Currently schools may enroll in SWITCH for the 2023-2024 school year.
Turfgrass specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discusses watering, seeding, fertilizing and mowing lawns following drought.
Harvest season can be hectic, but it is well worth taking the time to consider safety when operating grain handling equipment. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa 4-H celebrated record-breaking participation of over 6,000 entries in 4-H livestock and horticulture entries during the 2023 Iowa State Fair. Afterward, youth exhibitors donated over 100 pounds of their vegetables to the Ronald McDonald House of Des Moines.
Iowa 4-H recognized Poweshiek County 4-H Junior Master Gardener program leader Betsy Cranston with the Superintendent's Special Award for her contributions to youth horticulture at the Iowa State Fair Junior Horticulture competition.
The Private Well Stewardship Program will be offered this fall in Howard, Winneshiek, Pocahontas and Humboldt counties, by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Water Issues in Iowa, a report and infographic from the Conservation Learning Group, provides insights and priorities expressed by Iowans regarding water quality across the state and tracks changes in perceptions of water quality issues among Iowans over the past 15 years. The CLG is based at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges.
This year, 247 youth from 49 Iowa counties participated in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach skillathons for dairy, meat goat, sheep and swine at the Iowa State Fair. Participants identified feed samples, breeds and meat cuts while answering questions about genetics, nutrients, quality assurance, handling and welfare.
Phillip Jardon, who began working at Iowa State University in July as a clinical associate professor, is the newest dairy extension veterinarian.
ISU Extension and Outreach partners with schools, organizations and volunteers to implement ¡Salir Adelante! in Iowa communities. The curriculum helps Latino youth and their families explore paths to higher education and careers. The next facilitator training is Sept. 26-27 in Altoona.