Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. To learn about Parkinson’s disease, its effects and possible treatments, register now to participate in “A Journey through Parkinson’s Disease,” an online, educational series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Voluntary on-farm assessments are available to specialty crop growers through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Conference workshops, keynotes and a virtual field trip will be offered with the support of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Children learn gardening skills thanks to an innovative program led by Master Gardeners and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
At any time, unstable prices, weather, crop or livestock disease, or equipment and communication breakdowns may make the reality of farm living difficult to deal with. Farm stress certainly may affect mental health and it’s OK to acknowledge the stress you may be facing.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers online training in food safety, food preparation and Iowa regulations designed specifically for cottage food producers – people who prepare foods to be sold out of their home or at a farmers market.
Midwestern farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers have direct access to a new tool to help manage stress, anxiety, depression or substance use issues. The newly launched website, farmstress.org, is aimed at providing the agricultural community with resources and support through the North Central Farm and Ranch Assistance Center.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a good reminder that Iowans still need to stay focused on mental health and resilience as the pandemic continues, says David Brown, behavioral health specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Department of Public Health and University of Iowa are partnering to host information sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine April 17, 19 and 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all.
Produce checklist tools from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer practical ways to check food safety practices.