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Updated: 2017-02-21T21:59:26Z

 



Master Gardener Program Distributes Growing Together Grants

2017-02-09T13:04:20Z

2017 Growing Together mini-grants have been awarded to projects in 14 counties. They will receive a combined $70,000 in grant money through the SNAP-Education program.

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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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Mini-grant Recipients Make Impact in Local Communities

2017-01-27T15:14:21Z

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program distributed $21,000 in food security mini-grant funds in 2016 courtesy of Iowa State University’s SNAP-Education.

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Required Morel Mushroom Identification Workshop Offered in April

2017-01-30T08:23:05Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a three-hour class for anyone interested in being certified to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa. Workshop will be available on three consecutive Saturdays in April on the Iowa State campus.

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Live with Purpose

2017-01-03T09:49:49Z

Being physically fit, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest are important, but not enough to make people truly satisfied with life. Purpose is the number one factor in living a fulfilled life, says Kristi Cooper, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Smart Choice Health Insurance Education Program Is Nov. 30

2016-11-28T08:42:02Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free online workshop to help Iowans better understand their options when choosing health insurance. “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” will be offered online Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m.

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Now It’s Easier for Iowans to ‘Spend Smart. Eat Smart.’

2016-11-14T10:24:10Z

Iowans can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” has been helping families do so for more than seven years, and a newly designed website makes it even easier.

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Review Health Insurance during Open Enrollment

2016-11-02T09:28:23Z

Fall is open enrollment season for many health insurance plans. However, consumers shouldn’t rely on auto enrollment to handle this important risk management decision, says Joyce Lash, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Farm to School Month a Great Time to Teach Kids About Healthy Food

2016-10-18T12:33:52Z

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs.

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Master Gardeners Provide Fresh Vegetables for Food Pantries

2016-10-05T14:49:41Z

Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per farm to be donated to Iowa food pantries. They're well on their way to reaching that goal.

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