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11/1/13 Cover Crop Field Days Scheduled for Mid-November
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host three Iowa cover crop field days in mid-November. The field days will focus on using cover crops to aid in the reduction of soil erosion and improving soil health as part of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
11/1/13 Extension, DNR Educate Communities on Flooding
A new video series, “Flooding in Iowa,” offers a close look at floodplains, flood risks and ways to mitigate possible future losses from flooding. The web-based educational videos are suitable for local officials as well as the general public.
11/1/13 Cut Stress, Save Money with Small Steps to Health and Wealth
The approaching holiday season doesn’t have to mean extra stress, expense and calories. With a few small changes, Iowans can be on their way to healthier lives and financial security, says Jan Monahan, a family finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
10/31/13 Iowa State University a Partner for Cleaner Waters
More Iowa farmers are planting cover crops late in the growing season, a practice the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy identified as one way to help protect Iowa’s water quality. Iowa's nutrient reduction plan is voluntary, which means it is not regulated. However – it is not optional.
10/31/13 Integrated Crop Management Conference set for Dec. 4 and 5
The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be Dec. 4 and 5 at the Iowa State Center. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee enrollment.
10/31/13 Yard and Garden: Chrysanthemums
Mums offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and only require moderate levels of maintenance. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to get the most enjoyment out of mums.
10/29/13 ISU Extension Offers Update Meetings for Ag Input Providers
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists will host crop production and recommendation update meetings in December at two locations; Dec. 2 in Iowa City and Dec. 11 in Ames.
10/29/13 Iowa Learning Farms Hosts Cover Crop Field Days
Iowa Learning Farms, along with Practical Farmers of Iowa, will host two cover crops field days in early November. Field days will be held in Amana Nov. 7 and near Plainfield Nov. 12
10/28/13 Iowa State Intern Keeps 4-H Cooking Competition Fresh
Kaitlyn Romitti, a junior at Iowa State, spent last summer as the Cook This! intern, where she planned and implemented the annual 4-H culinary challenge at the Iowa State Fair.
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