How To Videos

How to build homes for wildlife

4 videos: Adam Janke, ISU Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist, shows how you can build an Aldo Leopold bench, a bat box, a bird box and a wood duck box. (Then you can sit on your new bench to watch the bats, birds and ducks at their new homes!)

How to Raise Bees

11 videos: Whether you’re a long-time beekeeper or just getting started, entomologist Randall Cass and other specialists share what you need to know in this video series from ISU Extension and Outreach.

 

How to Raise Backyard Chickens

7 videos: Raising backyard chickens has many advantages and can be a great addition for your family and home. Learn about what you need, what you need to do, and how to get started.

How to Handle Emerald Ash Borer

11 videos: ISU Extension and Outreach specialists share tips for deciding on treatment options for emerald ash borer and protecting ash trees from this invasive pest.

 

How to Get the Best Soil in Your High Tunnel

6 videos

Ajay Nair shares tips for improving soil in your high tunnel -- because feeding your soil feeds your plants. This video received the 2019 Extension Materials Video Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science.

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.