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March 3, 2015 01:26 PM

A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the nation’s other land-grant universities has been launched.

March 3, 2015 11:49 AM

The Iowa Ag Development Division, in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices, is offering two-hour classes for individuals interested in learning more about low interest loans for beginning farmers and Iowa tax credits for farmers who hire a beginning farmer for custom work.

March 2, 2015 04:47 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Farm Financial Planning, a program providing one-on-one financial support and advice to farmers.

March 2, 2015 12:12 PM

Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.

March 2, 2015 12:09 PM

Women need to prepare throughout their lives if they wish to become financially secure and independent in their later years. The Money Talk program from ISU Extension and Outreach helps women make informed financial decisions.

March 2, 2015 11:41 AM

Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen, professors of agronomy and ISU Extension and Outreach weed scientists, updated the 2015 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production to reflect the 2014 growing season, product effectiveness and changes in industry offerings.

February 26, 2015 12:35 PM

Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015, according to the 2015 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey.

February 25, 2015 04:16 PM

While the weather outside is currently cold and snowy, spring isn’t far away. This is a great time to get a jump-start on spring planting by germinating seeds and starting flower and vegetable plants indoors.

February 23, 2015 10:06 AM

Timothy O. Borich will be retiring as director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development program, as well as associate dean for extension and outreach within the ISU College of Design, effective Sept. 3. He will remain at Iowa State part-time as an associate professor in the Department of Community and Regional Planning.
 

February 20, 2015 09:41 AM

Iowa State University helped develop an app that makes it easier to meet state and federal pesticide record-keeping requirements. Extension and Outreach is working with developers to improve the app's usefulness and features.

February 19, 2015 04:06 PM

More than 80 participants attended the 2015 State 4-H Volunteer Retreat at Iowa State University. Volunteers, staff, parents and intermediate and senior 4-H members came together to share ideas and learn about innovative curricula to improve 4-H Youth Development programs.

February 19, 2015 09:28 AM

Right now, the weather outside is cold and the ground is inhospitable to plants. However, this is an excellent time to begin growing seedlings indoors that can be transplanted outside for successful growth in spring.

February 13, 2015 03:06 PM

Iowans have a resource to help them connect to local food producers in their area. The directory, Iowa CSA Farms: 2015 Statewide List of CSA Farms and Organizers Serving Iowa, is available from ISU Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

February 12, 2015 04:55 PM

The annual meeting of the North Central Iowa Research Association and educational program of the ISU Northern Research Farm will take place on March 12 at the Duncan Ballroom in Duncan.

February 12, 2015 10:56 AM

While mild winter weather is a pleasant surprise, it can have negative effects on plants that bloom ahead of schedule. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the proper way to care for spring-flowering bulbs in winter.

February 11, 2015 05:37 PM

The North Iowa Agriculture Summit is an opportunity for producers and agriculture professionals to become better informed about what is happening in the industry, to network and share resources.

February 11, 2015 03:53 PM

The Lambing Time Workshop will be held at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. ISU Extension and Outreach discussion leaders are Dan Morrical, sheep specialist, Joe Sellers, livestock specialist and Ben Stokes, ISU sheep teaching farm manager.

February 11, 2015 03:29 PM

Dr. Christopher Rademacher joined the faculty at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine as the Swine Extension Veterinarian in December. He joins Dr. Jan Shearer, dairy, and Dr. Grant Dewell, beef, on the ISU Extension and Outreach veterinarian team. Shearer and Dewell are also Iowa State faculty.

February 10, 2015 02:19 PM

In a new podcast series, titled “Conservation Chat,” Jacqueline Comito, director of the Iowa Learning Farms and Water Rocks! programs, holds casual conversations with Iowans about aspects of conservation. The first guests are Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Mills County farmer Steve McGrew.
 

February 10, 2015 09:59 AM

Learn how to support local food systems during two webinars Feb. 12 and March 12 from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program.

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