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Study Measures Significance of Agriculture to Iowa Economy

Iowa agriculture puts healthy, affordable food choices on the table of today’s consumers and it boosts county and state economies, according to a recently-completed economic analysis sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).  As harvest takes place it is appropriate to note agriculture’s impact not only on the landscape, but on the state’s economy. Read more about Study Measures Significance of Agriculture to Iowa Economy

Webster City Bass Farm Generating Interest in Iowa Aquaculture Hub

April 12, 2013, 11:03 am | Allen Pattillo, Ray Hansen, Willy Klein

A Webster City business, Iowa’s First, has taken a proactive approach to circumventing the economic losses in livestock production by moving into fish farming. Mark and Jeff Nelson are producing hybrid striped bass in their unused hog facility. With the assistance of ISU Extension and Outreach they hope to create an aquaculture hub in central Iowa. Read more about Webster City Bass Farm Generating Interest in Iowa Aquaculture Hub

County Profiles Examine Poverty and Food Needs

May 11, 2015, 11:03 am | Kimberly Greder, Liesl Eathington, Laura Sternweis

Local leaders, decision-makers and nonprofit organizations can use the information in their county’s “Poverty and Food Needs” profile to better understand and address local food insecurity issues, said Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies at Iowa State University. Read more about County Profiles Examine Poverty and Food Needs

As New Assistant Vice President, Bob Dodds Ready to Share Ideas

February 15, 2016, 9:35 am | Greg Wallace, Robert Dodds

More than 30 years into his ISU Extension and Outreach career, Bob Dodds is still sharing and carrying out ideas. Now, he’s in a new position with County Services to help ISU Extension and Outreach grow for the future. Read more about As New Assistant Vice President, Bob Dodds Ready to Share Ideas

ISU Extension and Outreach Plan Addresses Diversity and Inclusion

July 11, 2016, 1:53 pm | Ross Wilburn

A team of extension professionals and elected representatives from the Iowa Association of County Extension Councils has developed a diversity and inclusion strategic plan to guide Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s work in building a strong Iowa. Read more about ISU Extension and Outreach Plan Addresses Diversity and Inclusion

Beneficial Insect to Be Released in Allamakee County to Help Manage Emerald Ash Borer

July 28, 2016, 7:41 am | Dustin Vande Hoef, Kevin Baskins, Laura Sternweis

Beneficial insects will be introduced next week at Mount Hosmer City Park in Lansing for the biocontrol of emerald ash borer. This control approach known as biological control reunites natural enemies with an invasive pest, in this case to help suppress EAB populations. Read more about Beneficial Insect to Be Released in Allamakee County to Help Manage Emerald Ash Borer

Iowa State’s Courtney Long Receives 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award

August 17, 2016, 9:50 am | Courtney Long

Courtney Long, with Iowa State University, received a 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award for the “Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit” program. Long was named second runner-up in this competition that recognizes outstanding efforts by state and local MarketMaker programs around the country. Read more about Iowa State’s Courtney Long Receives 2016 Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award

Landowner Stories Introduce Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy

September 20, 2016, 12:21 pm | Cathann A. Kress, Ray Hansen

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County Fair Sept. 16. These families are the first in Iowa to know of their connection to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy – a project initiated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Landowner Stories Introduce Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy

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