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Russ Euken has received the R.K. Bliss Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program.

Donna Donald has received the Award for Distinguished Service in Extension from Iowa State University. This is the highest honor bestowed on an extension professional, recognizing sustained, distinguished performance and educational contributions to Iowa State’s clientele through extension programs.

Hyacinths are a popular spring plant that can be enjoyed during winter with proper planning. Learn important steps to successfully forcing their bulbs indoors.

Technical Service Providers, Certified Crop Advisers and other advisers who work directly with farmers and landowners have two workshop options this fall to complete the first step of a three-part certification program to become a prairie strips consultant.

Joe Sellers, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will discuss which practices make grazing more effective and how management-intensive grazing can work on Iowa farms.

High tunnels are inexpensive, passive solar structures that are designed to extend the growing season and intensify production. While relatively new to agriculture in the United States, high tunnels can increase profits for producers when properly managed.

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families. Lori Hayungs, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests actions parents and caregivers can take to help children cope.

The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) and the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) are partnering to offer a free informational class about Food and Drug Administration Food Firm registration.

Time harvest of remaining garden produce to get the full bounty of the season from garden crops.

Searches for the next vice president of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine have been launched.

The 2018 Garden Calendar is titled “Celebrating with Plants” and features striking holiday-inspired imagery and stories behind today’s traditions. It is now available.

For Mary Beth Sprouse, working with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development was a natural fit.

The leading causes of agricultural fatalities are tractor overturns, runovers and collisions. The tragedy is that the majority of these are preventable with the addition of rollover protective structures, using safe tractor practices and adequate marking.

If dry field conditions persist, the potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single high-temperature source in the engine area or an overheated bearing to ignite dry plant material.

Eric Christianson has first-hand experience and an Iowa State master’s degree in agriculture and urban planning. Now, he’s putting it to good use as a government specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development program.

Nearly every year, Iowa experiences at least one grain suffocation. So it should not be a surprise that one of the Farm Safety and Health Week messages has a focus on grain safety.

Newly planted trees can eventually add great color and valuable cover to any landscape. But winter’s harsh conditions can hamper, delay or completely derail their development.

Most ATV and UTV injury events involve rolling and pinning or crushing the victim. Adding a liquid tank to an ATV or UTV changes the center of gravity, making the vehicle more top-heavy and easier to roll over.

A new program aims to get small-town Iowans more engaged with their communities. Leading Communities: A Place-Based Leadership Program has been developed by ISU Extension and Outreach and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.