February 2016

February 29, 2016 10:22 AM

While gambling is harmless entertainment for most Iowans, gambling can lead to personal and financial problems for others. During Problem Gambling Awareness Month, Iowans are encouraged to have the conversation about gambling with those they care about.

February 26, 2016 11:10 AM

With the importance of partnerships in mind, the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Foods team has created a series of four publications designed to help organizations measure their coalition development efforts.

February 26, 2016 09:36 AM

Iowa Beef Center has developed software to assist sheep feedlot managers with both detailed monitoring of animal performance along with business transactions involving the sheep feeding enterprise.

February 24, 2016 09:27 AM

It might not quite feel like it yet, but spring is just around the corner in Iowa. With it comes preparation for spring planting and flowers. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the right time to remove mulch and soil that protected flowers during harsh winter conditions.

February 23, 2016 03:25 PM

Beef producers who want to hone their management practices are invited to attend one of two workshops set for early March in north central Iowa.

February 23, 2016 10:40 AM

Farmers in the Iowa City area who are interested in growing giant Miscanthus as a biomass fuel are invited to attend an informational meeting March 2 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Johnson County.

February 23, 2016 10:32 AM

Feng Zhang is proof that the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa can be a scientific springboard. Zhang has emerged as one of the world’s most impressive new scientific minds thanks to groundbreaking human genome research that could lead to solutions for a number of health problems that plague modern society.

February 23, 2016 09:20 AM

Swine facility managers can determine the approximate level of energy that should be used to both heat swine in the winter and keep them cool in warmer months using benchmarks in a new extension publication.

February 22, 2016 02:46 PM

"Managing the N Factor," a web-based tool that highlights practices available to improve the quality of water throughout the state, was launched last week by ISU Extension and Outreach.