ISU Extension and Outreach publication highlights 57 species of mammals found in Iowa

AMES, Iowa – Wildlife is everywhere in Iowa. From the tiny masked shrew to the iconic white-tailed deer, mammals of all different sizes call this state home.

New flipped classroom model will allow for increased hands-on experiences

AMES, Iowa — Experience and explore Iowa in ways never before thought possible. Iowa State
University Extension and Outreach extends this invitation to educational travel courses. Adult
learning vacations include insights and history from experts about each community while
opening doors to private homes and places typically not accessible to the public.

Do you help take care of a child with special health and behavioral needs? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

We all want to be the parents of successful children!  Iowa State University Extension of Scott County, with support from Scott County Kids, is sponsoring a parenting support and education program called, Parenting Successful Kids.  In January through April 2018 Parenting Successful Kids will feature a 4-part series on discipline.

Davenport, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will travel to the Rhythm City Casino and Resort in Davenport on January 26, 2018 for the 2018 Crop Advantage Series to provide farmers, crop consultants and agribusinesses with current research from Iowa State University and updated management information and recommendations based on current and future crop production issues.

Sessions scheduled across Iowa during November and December

AMES, Iowa -- As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well. These additional commitments for time and money can zap the happy from the holidays, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“With already hectic schedules, many of us add holiday shopping, baking, wrapping and decorating to our list of things to do,” said Dunnegan, who specializes in family life issues.

AMES, Iowa – With colder temperatures sweeping across Iowa, it’s time to start thinking about winter. How should Iowans prepare flowers for winter temperatures to ensure their long-term survival?

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about the best way to prepare flowers for winter. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

AMES, Iowa – Fall is the perfect season for apples and apple orchards. But what about crabapples? How do they differ from apples? Are they OK to eat? And which varieties are best to use? 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about crabapples and the best ways to enjoy them. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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