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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.


4/11/14 Webcast Examines Fear of Food: What Is Really Safe?

The spring 2014 Current Issues in Nutrition conference examines food safety concerns and what safe food really means. The online conference for nutrition and health professionals is organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the ISU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.


4/10/14 Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb

Spring is the best time to plant rhubarb in Iowa. Iowa State University horticulturists make rhubarb planting recommendations for gardeners planting their first rhubarb patch and those maintaining an established planting.


4/7/14 Corn Stover Gains Attention in Iowa for Industrial Uses

Producers can learn about engineering, agronomic and financial issues related to corn stover harvest in a new series of fact sheets from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


4/7/14 April Is Month of the Military Child: Purple Up!  

On April 15 all Iowans are encouraged to wear purple to show their appreciation for military children and their families. During April, the Month of the Military Child, and throughout the year Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources for military families.


4/7/14 Webinar: Why Kids Need Sleep

Children need adequate sleep to help their brains and bodies grow and develop. In April Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar for parents, grandparents and teachers covering how sleep impacts children’s health and behavior.


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