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Iowa State undergrads share research nationally

The 34th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research takes place online April 12-14. About 4,000 undergraduate students from across the U.S. present their research at this largest undergraduate research conference in the country. This year includes 60 ISU students representing 29 majors, including two Horticulture undergraduate students.  Laren Bilek works in Dr. Kathleen Delate’s lab…


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.


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…


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