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Updated: 2017-02-21T22:06:07Z

 



Cooperatives Provide Necessary Market for Iowa Producers

2017-02-14T16:51:33Z

The history and function of co-ops is the focus of a five-part video series featuring Keri Jacobs, extension economist, and now available through a partnership with the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives. The videos are designed to educate both members and employees about the history, function and methods of cooperatives.

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Jackson and Clayton Counties, Iowa

2017-02-14T09:21:12Z

Emerald ash borer, a highly destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Bellevue and Marquette. Native to Asia, EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees nationwide.

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Jim Harken Named ISU Extension and Outreach Region 10 Director

2017-02-06T11:48:03Z

Jim Harken has been hired as the director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 10, covering Benton, Linn and Jones counties. He will begin the position March 1.

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Kevin Ross Named Iowa State University CARET Delegate

2017-02-03T14:00:43Z

Kevin Ross, Underwood, is the newest Iowa delegate to the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching, also known as CARET. He will represent Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as well as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in this national grassroots organization.

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Study Shows Iowa Farm Incomes Strong Despite Economic Downturn

2017-01-20T11:43:50Z

It’s no secret that the farm economy has faced a downturn since its peak in 2012. But how has the downturn affected farmers, specifically related to their farm income and levels of farm debt? A new study by David Peters, associate professor and extension rural sociologist with Iowa State University, aims to directly answer those questions.

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Properly Maintaining Trees Can Help Avoid Disasters

2017-01-12T10:01:50Z

On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes.

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Tree Planting Brings Added Value to Communities

2017-01-09T10:55:13Z

Healthy, properly planted trees can have a tremendously positive impact on urban environments, says Gabbi Edwards, urban forestry specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She specializes in proper planting and pruning of trees, as well as how to select the right tree for an area.

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Treat Trees in Early Spring to Prevent Emerald Ash Borer

2017-01-09T10:39:51Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists have released an updated version of the publication "Emerald Ash Borer Management Options" (PM 2084) to provide tips for preventive treatments for healthy ash trees.

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Free Food Systems Celebration and Learning Event Jan. 13

2016-12-13T14:29:22Z

Iowans engaged in local food systems development are invited to celebrate their accomplishments at the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit Third Annual Celebration in Ames on Friday, Jan.13. The event is free and open to the public.

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Farmland Values Show Historic Third Year of Decline

2016-12-19T09:01:29Z

Average Iowa farmland value has shown a decline for the third year in a row — the first time this has happened since the 1980s farm crisis — and is now estimated to be $7,183 per acre. The statewide per acre value declined $449, or 5.9 percent, since November 2015. Land values were determined by the 2016 Iowa State University Land Value Survey.

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