August 2017

August 30, 2017 03:07 PM

Summer is winding down and fall is almost here. That means it’s time to start focusing on plants that rebloom during colder months, like the amaryllis or the Christmas cactus. They often require specialized care to reach their full potential.

August 30, 2017 10:05 AM

Summer school is thought of as a time to catch up on schoolwork and get back in the groove before the regular academic year begins again. This summer, however, some students learned in a unique way with Ricochet, an Iowa 4-H leadership program.

August 30, 2017 07:22 AM

On Sunday, Aug. 20, 121 Iowa 4-H volunteers from 94 counties were inducted into the 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.

August 28, 2017 02:31 PM

Anindita Das, community development specialist, has been with the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa for about 15 months and her impact already is being felt in many important ways.

August 25, 2017 08:39 AM

On Aug. 21 nearly 2,000 young Iowans experienced the near-total solar eclipse at a local 4-H day camp.

August 24, 2017 03:19 PM

Dairy specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host webinars on Sept. 19 and 26, entertaining and educating with a dairy version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

August 24, 2017 09:26 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Whiterock Conservancy, will host a rotational and flex grazing field day on Thursday, Sept.14, 4 -6 p.m. The field day will begin at the Oak Ridge Campground, rural Coon Rapids.

August 24, 2017 08:40 AM

As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about germinating seeds for the upcoming growing season. Starting them outdoors and then transferring inside can lead to good results. How can this be accomplished?

August 23, 2017 09:31 AM

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed Project, will host a cover crop and soil health field day Wednesday, Sept.13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The field day will be held at Jonathon and Crystal Kiel’s farm, rural Orange City.