March 2016

March 30, 2016 01:16 PM

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach will help producers identify signs of scours so they can treat calves effectively and learn a variety of management methods to help minimize future problems.

March 30, 2016 11:49 AM

Producers should monitor their herds for signs of hypomagnesaemia (grass tetany), be ready to treat it and work to minimize the causes of the disease, according to a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

March 30, 2016 10:35 AM

Feng Zhang has established himself as one of the most distinguished alums of the SSTFI. The former Des Moines resident and Roosevelt High School student has emerged as one of the world’s most impressive new scientific minds, thanks to his groundbreaking human genome research that could lead to solutions for a number of health problems that plague modern society.

March 29, 2016 10:40 AM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Master Gardener program awarded 25 grants totaling $20,000 to projects across the state of Iowa aimed at increasing access to healthy foods for families experiencing poverty.

March 28, 2016 01:46 PM

Practices and strategies that minimize nutrient loss and soil erosion and increase soil health can have positive impacts on water quality while maintaining and improving productivity. The 2015 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll found that many farmers have increased their use of key practices in recent years.

March 28, 2016 01:17 PM

The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State is offering seven Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 certification sessions beginning in mid-April. Because the content of this newly revised program has changed significantly, advisors who are currently certified also must successfully complete a 3.0 session if they wish to remain certified.

March 28, 2016 11:55 AM

Parenting is an important and sometimes scary job, especially for new parents. “Just in Time Parenting,” a free email newsletter from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers parents reliable, researched-based information to help children grow well mentally, emotionally, physically and socially.

March 28, 2016 11:24 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Gere Creek Watershed Project, will host a cover crop field day on Tuesday, April 12, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Daryl Ducommun and Ramona and John Nitz farms in rural Larrabee.

March 25, 2016 01:51 PM

Deciding how much to pay for a bull is no easy task, but knowing which factors to consider can help producers feel more confident in the decision-making process, says Patrick Gunn, a cow-calf specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.