Registration is now open for the 43rd Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute, an annual event cosponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office of State and Local Government Programs and the Iowa League of Cities. The Institute is scheduled for July 16–20 and July 23–25 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.
An income tax refund provides an important annual financial boost for many Iowa families. Claiming that tax refund, however, is sometimes more expensive than it needs to be, according to Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
John Lawrence, associate dean for Extension Programs and Outreach and director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension at Iowa State University, spent Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. talking about the future of family farms.
The first national hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill will be held on the Kansas State University campus Feb. 23, with a live webinar connection in Orange City hosted by extension livestock specialists serving Sioux County.
ISU Extension and Outreach staff hosted U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst at the Northeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm and Borlaug Learning Center near Nashua on Thursday.