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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.


7/18/14 Bus Trip Planned for Beginning and Young Beef Producers

Beginning and young Iowa beef producers can get unique networking and educational opportunities from a two-day bus trip to Nebraska planned for early September.


7/17/14 Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar Set for Aug. 11

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will help sponsor a Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar next month.


7/16/14 Yard and Garden: Get the Most from Your Home Potato Growing Experience

There is a lot to know about properly growing and storing potatoes. Here are a few tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


7/16/14 4-H Fun and Education Combine in Commodity Carnival Game at Iowa State Fair

4-H teen leaders will be helping youth through a new interactive Commodity Carnival game that will be featured at the Iowa State Fair and eight county fairs in Iowa.


7/16/14 Farmland Leasing Meetings Provide Timely Information

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering farm leasing meetings throughout Iowa during July and August. The three-hour workshops focus on issues related to land values and rental rates,  Iowa’s Water Quality Initiative, and the Agricultural Act of 2014.


7/16/14 Iowa State University Field Days Cater to Gardeners Seeking New Plants

Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms kicks off its series of Demonstration Home Garden Field Days July 21 in southwest Iowa, continuing through Aug. 9.


7/16/14 Urban-Ag Academy Conference Is July 17-19 in Ames

The third annual Urban-Ag Academy conference will be held in Ames from July 17 through July 19.


7/15/14 International Conference at Iowa State to Focus on Welfare Issues in Beef Cattle Industry

Some of the nation's leading beef producers, retailers, government officials, NGOs, animal scientists, veterinarians and students will discuss beef cattle welfare this week on Iowa State University's campus.


7/15/14 ISU Extension and Outreach Summer Interns Make a Difference for Iowans

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach summer interns are making a contribution to Extension and Outreach educational efforts throughout Iowa.


7/15/14 Iowa Grazing Workshops with Jim Gerrish Set for August

Grazing consultant Jim Gerrish will hold a series of five workshops across Iowa Aug. 18-22 in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Center.


7/14/14 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day to Provide Information for Produce Growers

Topics for fruit and vegetable farmers will be covered at the 2014 Fruit and Vegetable field day Monday, Aug. 11.


7/14/14 Live Webinar July 21 Offers Update on Farm Program

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and USDA Farm Service Agency are conducting a live update webinar July 21 on the farm program called Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC).


7/14/14 Water Rocks! Holds First Teacher Summit

Water Rocks! hosted its first teacher Summit in June, with Iowa K-12 teachers and high school students from nine school districts congregating in Ames. The group received information about some of the greatest environmental challenges faced today as well as innovative ways to teach about them.


7/14/14 2014-2015 State 4-H Council Members Announced

Forty Iowa youth officially began their new terms as State 4-H Council members on June 26 at the closing ceremonies of the annual Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


7/14/14 Iowa State Makes Sure Consumers Preserve Food Safely

As the price of food rises and interest in sustainable agriculture grows, consumers are finding increasing value and convenience in preserving foods. Iowa State University is working to make sure that those participating in the recent trend are staying safe.


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