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Iowa Master Woodland Steward Program Offered

Two offerings of MWSP will occur in spring 2023. The first offering will be led by the Cerro Gordo and Mitchell County offices of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO), and the second led by Lee County ISUEO. The programs will run from early-April to mid-May, 2023 (specific dates forthcoming), and will entail seven educational modules spread over a six-week period. You do not need to be a resident of host counties to participate. 


Online Food Safety Training Available for Home-based Food Businesses in Iowa

As harvest season is wrapping up, small food businesses in Iowa are busy baking pumpkin pies and canning fresh blackberry jam. Iowans who produce and sell food goods from their homes are known as home-based kitchen operators. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers online training in food safety, food preparation and Iowa rules and regulations designed specifically for Iowa's home-based kitchen operators.

Iowa's White-tailed Deer and CWD

White-tailed deer are as synonymous with the ‘acreage living’ experience as fences and ragweed.  And today, new challenges like that posed by Chronic Wasting Disease are elevating those responsibilities and require wide engagement in ensuring deer continue to thrive in Iowa.