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Following is a summary of news releases distributed recently by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, with links to the complete releases.  Please feel free to use these in your media as appropriate. Contacts, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses, are listed at the bottom of each release if you need additional information. A link to all news releases available from ISU Extension and Outreach is at the end of this message.


9/5/14 ISU McNay Field Day Set for Sept. 18

Farmers can learn about crops, grazing research and current beef research from Iowa State University at the annual fall field day of the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm.


9/5/14 Experts at Farm Progress Show Encourage Water Quality Improvement Practices Supported by Research

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey and farmer Nate Anderson were guest experts in the Farm Progress Show tent organized by Iowa State University. They shared their management strategy experiences and listened as farmers talked about management practices for their own farms.


9/4/14 Yard and Garden: Applying Herbicide and Fighting Fall Weeds

Fall is the perfect time to prepare a lawn for the months ahead with these weed-control tips from ISU Extension and Outreach.


9/4/14 Celebrate Food Safety Education Month with a Clean Kitchen

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.


9/4/14 New Beef Facilities Tour Shows Expansion Options for Young Producers

A three-location tour in southeast Iowa will provide a look at expansion options for innovative beef cattle facilities.


9/3/14 Aronia Berry Harvest Day Is Sept. 6

The "What" Berry Farm in conjunction with the Midwest Aronia Association and Aronia Berry Services of Northeast Iowa is hosting a Harvest Day at the farm located in Fairbank, Iowa, on Sept. 6.


9/3/14 Diana Cochran Named Fruit Specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach

Diana Cochran brings expertise in nursery management, plant propagation and horticulture plant materials to her new position as fruit specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


9/2/14 2014 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Results Announced

Twenty-six Iowa youth received top awards during the 2014 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Aug. 15-16.


9/2/14 ISU Extension and Outreach to Host Meetings for High Tunnel Crop Growers

Growers producing crops in high tunnels can attend a series of meetings across the state this fall hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


9/2/14 Prepare for Open Enrollment for Health Insurance

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this fall to help Iowans prepare to select health insurance coverage when open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins again Nov. 15.


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