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Eldridge Elected To Serve As President Elect of I.F.D.A

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Benjamin J. Eldridge of Eldridge Family Funeral Homes in Paullina, Iowa was elected to serve as President-Elect of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) for 2020-...

 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is often overlooked at the farmers market or store unless you grew up eating and growing it at home. It is a crisp, sweet vegetable that is in the cabbage family. Kohlrabi is a cole crop. Cole crops is the general term...

 

I-29 Moo University Launches New Dairy Podcast

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota have a new way of receiving information, thanks to a podcast launched by the I-29 Moo University dairy consortium. Extension dairy...

 

Conservation Reserve Land Can Make Attractive Bee Habitat

AMES, Iowa – Iowans who want to do more to help protect bees and provide additional habitat should consider the Conservation Reserve Program. The federal program, commonly referred to as CRP, has been protecting land and wildlife habitat for 30...

 

Restrictions on Farmers Markets Continue

AMES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended the state’s Public Health Emergency Declaration as it pertains to farmers markets. The governor’s latest proclamation allows farmers markets to continue operating, but only to sell food and farm...

 

Local ISU Extension and Outreach offices reopening by appointment only

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – Local Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach offices in Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Sioux, O’Brien and Clay Counties will reopen for appointments only beginning Monday, May 18. The offices will not be open to walk-ins,...

 

New Report Highlighting Value of Ag Innovation Features Iowa State University Research

AMES, Iowa - A new national report on agricultural science, “Innovation to Profit: A Retaking the Field Publication, volume 5,” focuses on the importance of federally funded agricultural research to strengthen agriculture’s bottom line and...

 

Guest Opinion: Bret Richards: King, Feenstra Do Disservice to Voters By Refusing Invitation To Televsed Debate

IRWIN, Iowa – Republican congressional candidate Bret Richards said today that the decision by U.S. Rep. Steve King and state Sen. Randy Feenstra to refuse to debate on Iowa Public Broadcasting...

 

Sow, Grow, Eat and Keep quickinars promote gardening and healthy eating

PRIMGHAR, Iowa – For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased food preparation and mealtime at home, as well as sparked renewed interest in gardening and food preservation. In response to this movement, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and...

 

100 Years Later: The Return of the Victory Gardens

by Katelyn Brinkerhoff, Horticulture Educator "The War Garden was the chrysalis. The Victory Garden is the butterfly." - Victory Gardens Feed the Hungry: The Needs of Peace Demand the Increased...

 

David H. Kleis

Mr. David Kleis, age 75, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Bayside Care Center in St. Petersburg, of complications from kidney disease. There will...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference goes virtual June 10

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the virtual 2020 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 10. It will be the same great program as in the past, but in a virtual...

 

Resources for Dealing with Financial Stress

by Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance It is a scary and stressful time for Iowans who are suddenly out of work and/or struggling to pay their bills. Many have never filed for...

 

Local Food and Supply Chain Resources Available amid COVID-19

AMES, Iowa – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a far-reaching impact within the food supply and value chain system, affecting multiple sectors of the food economy. In an effort to help explain the many issues and options, the Farm, Food and E...

 

Iowa State Extension

by Gary Wright, Farm Management Specialist Much has been written about the present COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact upon global and U.S. economies. This article will not repeat those facts (other than encouraging all readers to be acting upon the...

 

Yard and Garden: Planting Rhubarb in the Home Garden

Rhubarb is useful in many recipes and is easy to grow AMES, Iowa – The tart stalks of rhubarb are used in pies, tarts, sauces, jams, jellies, puddings and punch. Rhubarb is easy to grow and...

 

Online Workshops Planned for Safe Mushroom Foraging

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-part online workshop in the spring and fall of 2020 for anyone interested in learning more about identifying and foraging local mushrooms. The first spring workshop will be...

 

Gary Vander Sluis

Gary Vander Sluis, a lifelong resident of O'Brien County, passed away April 18, 2020, at the age of 60. Gary was born September 16, 1959. He graduated from the Sutherland Community school system and...

 

ISU Extension

by Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance Good care takes planning. Take some steps to find and collect the needed information. Do you know where your safety deposit box key is located? Does your spouse know the location, also? If...

 

Call Iowa Concern for Help Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

AMES, Iowa – Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. However, Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help, says Tammy Jacobs, coordinator for the long-time service from Iowa State University...

 

Follow Grocery Shopping Best Practices during COVID-19

AMES, Iowa – Best practices while grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic is a hot topic in the media, according to food safety and nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Angela Shaw, Anirudh...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 2, 2020

Try to Balance Workplace and Home When Workplace and Home Are the Same

AMES, Iowa -- It’s a common image: harried adults racing from workplace to home and back again, trying to fulfill work responsibilities, but wanting to be home with family. What happens when working adults have no place to race to, since work and...

 

4-H Youth, Families Can Explore Educational Learning Opportunities from Home

AMES, Iowa --- Iowa 4-H Youth Development is committed to providing youth and their families with research-based, accessible online learning opportunities. A collection of online educational...

 
 By Submitted    News    March 26, 2020

Extension and Outreach offices closed but staff still working remotely

The following Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices have been closed to the public until further notice; however, staff is still working remotely to serve the area:  Dickinson County; Contact Dickinson County staff at 712-336-3488 or...

 

Kenneth Westergard

Kenneth Dale Westergard passed away on March 16, 2020 at Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake. Ken was born in Graettinger, Iowa on April 17, 1930 to Alfred and Ruth (Nelson) Westergard. He graduated...

 

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