Iowa State University Extension in Plymouth County, along with other partner organizations, is presenting a Wind and Solar Energy Conference on March 2 at the Le Mars Convention Center.

Iowa State University Extension will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators on seven different dates and locations in February.

ISU Extension is training volunteers with Retired Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP) who will help older Iowans with limited incomes learn how the Iowa Food Assistance Program can help them buy nutritious food.

Get tips for growing seedlings indoors – including lighting, germinating, timing, heating and containers.

Three risk management workshops for women who work with swine operations will be held over the next few weeks.

Thanks to financial support from a multi-state extension group, beef producers are now able to get the Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner at no charge.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has received $15,300 from the Monsanto Fund to support the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa in April at Iowa State University. The fair encourages youth in grades six to 12 to bring in science projects, which are judged by professionals in science and engineering.

The 2011 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference is Saturday, March 12, at Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, Wis. The conference annually draws 550 woodland landowners from Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

The Beginning Farmer Network (BFN) is sponsoring the Beginning Farmers Conference on Feb. 12, at the Scheman Center, Iowa State University, Ames.

Iowa women farmers have a rare opportunity to help women farmers in Uganda by volunteering to spend approximately two weeks working directly with smallholder farmers.

Starting geraniums from seed and caring for amaryllis so they will reflower are two indoor gardening projects perfect for winter days, as is selecting hardy varieties of fruit trees.

 A new publication from Iowa State University Extension addresses techniques for dryeration and combination drying to increase the drying rate for high-temperature corn dryers.

Many Iowans greet the New Year resolving to eat more nutritiously after overindulging on holiday treats. However, Iowans who are food insecure are more concerned about whether they’ll be able to eat at all on any given day. Community groups and organizations aren’t giving up hope that all Iowans can have access to affordable, healthy foods.

Studio 4-H provides the opportunity for young Iowans, no matter where they live, to learn from professionals in cinematography, photography, audio production, graphic design and digital storytelling media.

ISU Extension Nutrition Specialist Sarah Francis offers tips for spotting questionable nutrition claims.

Recent federal food safety legislation can impact small fruit and vegetable growers. Seven workshops throughout the state in January and February will highlight good practices for food safety and post-harvest handling.