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ISU Extension Course for Those Interested in Producing Foods for Personal Use

March 2, 2011, 11:00 am | Andy Larson, Jennifer Bousselot, Willy Klein

Homegrown Lifestyle is for people living on a large lot or a small acreage with visions of producing food for their own use and practicing land stewardship, but aren't sure how or where to start. Read more about ISU Extension Course for Those Interested in Producing Foods for Personal Use

Baby Cut Carrots: Healthy or Harmful?

May 23, 2013, 11:14 am | Jody Gatewood, Christopher Lightfoot

Many people choose baby carrots as their snack. They are healthy, full of vitamins and are easy to eat and feed to children. But are they safe? Jody Gatewood, a nutrition specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, dispels the myths and explains the facts. Read more about Baby Cut Carrots: Healthy or Harmful?

Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots

July 23, 2014, 3:12 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items. Read more about Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots

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

Using social marketing to promote healthy eating

September 26, 2016, 10:32 am | Lynn Campbell

Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk. That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. Read more about Using social marketing to promote healthy eating

Master Gardeners Provide Fresh Vegetables for Food Pantries

October 5, 2016, 3:31 pm | Cynthia Haynes, Susan DeBlieck

Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per farm to be donated to Iowa food pantries. They're well on their way to reaching that goal. Read more about Master Gardeners Provide Fresh Vegetables for Food Pantries

Live with Purpose

January 3, 2017, 10:23 am | Kristi Cooper, Laura Sternweis

Being physically fit, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest are important, but not enough to make people truly satisfied with life. Purpose is the number one factor in living a fulfilled life, says Kristi Cooper, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Live with Purpose

Kevin Ross Named Iowa State University CARET Delegate

February 3, 2017, 1:48 pm | Cathann A. Kress, Wendy Wintersteen, Laura Sternweis

Kevin Ross, Underwood, is the newest Iowa delegate to the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching, also known as CARET. He will represent Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as well as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in this national grassroots organization. Read more about Kevin Ross Named Iowa State University CARET Delegate

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