A series of three videos to help fruit and vegetable growers understand and implement good agricultural practices replaces the day-long Iowa Level 1 GAP program./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/GAP1Train.gif
Kimberly Greder received the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching and service. She works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Abriendo-Caminos-Workshop-Series-Perry-Kim-Greder-350w.jpg
Two Iowa State University students will intern with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s Heddleson Internship Program in 2017. The internships provide students with hands-on experience related to their programs of study and prepare them for a career in extension or community outreach.
AMES, Iowa – Two Iowa State University students will intern with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s Heddleson Internship Program in 2017. The internships provide students with hands-on experience related to their programs of study and prepare them for a career in extension or community outreach, said Anthony Santiago, college projects specialist.
Emily Elliot, a junior majoring in nutritional science, will intern with ISU Extension and Outreach in Clay County. She will be teaching local residents about nutrition during community and county events. Her plans include hosting a nutrition and health day with the Clay County 4-H Youth Council and older 4-H’ers in the county, and sharing nutrition information at the Clay County Fair. She also plans to help create web access to nutrition resources and more outreach opportunities. Elliot will be working with Renee Sweers, a human sciences specialist in nutrition and wellness, and Jo Engel, Clay County’s human sciences youth program coordinator.
Margaret O’Connor, a graduate student majoring in human development and family studies, will intern with ISU Extension and Outreach in five eastern Iowa counties. Her main interest in extension and outreach work is family health and underserved populations. As part of her internship she will be working to implement the “Wellness and Independence through Nutrition” program. In Linn County she will be helping facilitate the “Buy Eat Live Healthy” program, which educates Iowans about growing, using and storing fresh produce. O’Connor will be working with Phyllis Zalenski, a human sciences specialist in family finance.
The Heddleson internships are made possible through a gift from Laura Heddleson to the ISU College of Human Sciences to support students interested in working with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, Santiago noted.
Heddleson grew up on a farm near Strawberry Point, Iowa. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in home economics in 1931 and began working with Cooperative Extension in 1936. She was a home demonstration agent in Mahaska County, teaching women in their homes how to sew, clean and preserve foods. Over the years, she worked with extension in Iowa, Illinois and Kentucky. She retired in 1970 after more than 34 years in the profession, Santiago said.
For more information about the Heddleson Internship Program, contact Santiago at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-294-7048.
The Iowa Alpha Mu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the honor society of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recognized four “Friends of Extension” during their 2017 awards ceremony March 26./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/GeodeForestry-10in-(1).gif
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.http://www.extension.iastate.edu/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Growing-Together-Grants.gif
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./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Ross-2017-250w.jpg
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./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Mini-grant.gif
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./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Morel-Mushroom-300w.jpg
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./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Thinkstock-78317050-volunteerserving-400w.jpg
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./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Smart-Choice-Logo300.jpg