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2021 ISU Extension and Outreach Powerful Partnerships Award

Congratulations to Susan DeBlieck, Cindy Haynes and their team of Extension professionals who recently were honored with the 2021 ISU Extension and Outreach Powerful Partnerships Award.  Their work has contributed to making Iowa and the world a better place.


Risk Management webinar series

Check out the Risk Management webinar series.  Dr. Ajay Nair will lead the February 3 session on risk management in vegetable crops.   Dr. Kathleen Delate will lead the talk on March 10, on risk management for organic production.


Excellence in Remote Instruction Award to Dr. Grant Thompson

Dr. Grant Thompson has been recognized with an Excellence in Remote Instruction Award – part of the COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Awards Program awarded by the President’s office.  This award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional efforts to successfully transform courses into engaging and accessible remote teaching platforms while maintaining an exceptional standard of quality. …


Twentieth Annual Iowa Organic Conference Goes Virtual This Year

The 20th Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held virtually this year on Monday, November 23, from 9 AM to 1 PM, in keeping with COVID-19 regulations:  https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/annual-iowa-organic-conference-be-held-virtually-nov-23  A half-day of exciting synchronous presentations and interactions with industry experts will take the place of the normal meeting.                   …


Hortline Message

Richard Jauron and Hortline are retiring, effective October 1, 2020. We know this will be disappointing news for our many loyal clients, however, a wealth of information has been assembled and is available to help with all of your horticulture questions. Resources can be found at hortnews.extension.iastate.edu. At this site you will find: – An…


Dr. Cindy Haynes presented CALS Spring Teaching Innovation Award

Congratulations to Cindy Haynes, Associate Professor in Horticulture, who was presented one of the 2020 CALS Spring Teaching Innovation Awards. The provost’s office presented the award to 36 faculty who “went above and beyond” to modify courses and pedagogy last spring, ultimately achieving strong learning outcomes.


Dr. Kathleen Delate Leads First VIrtual Organic Field Day

Dr. Kathleen Delate, Professor in Horticulture and Agronomy provides an update on the derecho damage, drought and COVID-19   Field Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_PplV5EmT4&feature=youtu.be Press release: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/virtual-organic-field-day-video-available-online


Food Banks

As part of Hunger Action Month: https://www.feedingamerica.org/take-action/hunger-action-month the Organic Ag Lab donated 200 pounds of fresh, organic green peppers to the Food at First food pantry and free meal program: https://foodatfirst.wordpress.com/about/ (photo shows Henry Franzen, Megan Moore, ISU, and Dan of Food at First), which will go into meals to feed those in need in…


HORTICULTURE CLUB – MUM SALE

Horticulture Club will be having a Mum plant sale on Thursday, September 3, on the south Library lawn, and Friday, September 4th, on Curtiss Hall’s east lawn 8:30am-3:00pm both days. We will not be having a Poinsettia Sale this year due to the shortened semester, so this is our sale for this semester. Thank you…


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