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Iowa State University Winter break partial shutdown

The Extension Store's Distribution Center will be complying with the Iowa State University winter break partial shutdown and close beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20th, 2019 and resuming operations at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2nd, 2020. The Extension Store will continue to be available for placing orders, however orders placed during the shutdown will be held until we resume shipping on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020.

If you need to contact the Distribution Center during the partial shutdown period please email extstore@iastate.edu or call (515)294-5247 and leave a message and someone will return your call.

The Extension Store and Distribution Center staff want to thank you for your business and supporting Extension and Outreach programs and we wish you all a safe and Happy Holiday season.



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2020 Garden Calendar - Butterflies: flowers that fly and all but sing
Floating lightly on the breeze, butterflies add beauty to any garden. The butterfly takes center stage in the 2020 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar, showcasing the vibrant colors and majestic beauty that makes them such a welcome part of any backyard or garden. This 12-month calendar showcases butterflies throughout the year, as they bring their special beauty to each page.

The large calendar grid offers space to create a gardening journal to record the progress of your own garden. Refer to the monthly tips that provide timely cultural information for fruits and vegetables, lawn care recommendations, tree and shrub guidance, and other information. Whether it be flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, or turfgrass, this annual calendar provides tips on a variety of topics so that you can easily know what task should be completed next in your own garden.
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$7.00
Healthy & Homemade: 2020 Nutrition and Fitness Calendar
A 12-month, 11" x 17" full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including meatballs, overnight oats, vegetable frittata, banana ice cream, cucumber salad, apple cinnamon bread, teriyaki rice bowl, and more!

Each month highlights a new recipe, suggested meal plan, and food prep ideas. Only low-cost, readily available ingredients and basic equipment are needed to prepare recipes.

Find additional information on the 2020 Healthy & Homemade calendar webpage. Healthy and Homemade
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$3.00
Healthy & Homemade Cookbook - A collection of recipes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks. This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your dollars too!

Makes a great gift as well!
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$5.00
Financial Decision Making
Financial Decision Making improves student's understanding of financial management techniques. The course enables students to better analyze and manage their farming operations. Exercises cover the creation and analysis of financial statements. Quizzes test comprehension of materials provided in the course.

Farmers make many decisions about the use of capital and credit. Making good financial decisions is often the difference between a prosperous, growing farm business and one that is constantly wondering how to pay the next bill. The Financial Decision Making course helps students build their capacity to answer the following questions about their farm businesses.
  • How much to invest?
  • Where to obtain capital?
  • What mix of equity and debt to use?
  • What credit rates and terms to negotiate?
  • How much financial risk to take?

Course questions can be sent to Patrick Hatting at: fdmcourse@iastate.edu

FDM satisfies Iowa Farm Service Agency mandatory borrower education requirements.
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Moodle eCourse
$150.00
Online review course for the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser Examination
This course prepares individuals for the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Examination.

The course is divided into the four major exam competency areas. Within each competency area are modules that cover the subject matter. In total, there are 26 modules with nearly 8 hours of recorded programming. For individuals preferring text over audio, scripts are provided as an alternative.

Each module includes a practice quiz of up to 10 questions randomly selected from a pool of questions for that module. Users may take each quiz up to three times. A practice exam covering information from all the modules is also available. It consists of 100 randomly selected questions. The practice exam may be taken a maximum of three times.


Registration for the Iowa CCA examination is not included in the purchase price of this course. For examination information please visit the International Crop Adviser website.
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Moodle eCourse
$100.00
Getting Organized -- Personal and Financial Records
Can you find key information when you need it?

Would someone else be able to find essential information if you were away or ill?

Learn how to keep tabs on the many parts of your personal and financial matters with the forms presented in this electronic 65-page workbook. Download/ print the workbook and record essential financial and family information, lists of financial accounts, insurance policies and credit cards; names of professional advisers; health and employment records; location of important documents; and more...
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$3.00
Planning to $tay Ahead
An 8.5" x 11" booklet that outlines a step-by-step method to develop a spending and savings plan.

Listen to tips on how to create and maintain a budget to divide your available money to meet your needs and wants.

Tips in English.mp3

Tips in Spanish.mp3
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$2.00
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$0.00
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$0.00
Mammals of Iowa Field Guide
This guide is a comprehensive reference to the basic ecology and identification of Iowa's wild mammals. The 134 page booklet contains full species account for 57 species found in Iowa today, and supplemental material about extirpated or rare species, living alongside mammals and scaled comparisons highlighting the wide variety of shapes and sizes of Iowa's mammals. Species accounts feature photos, range maps that highlight county distributions in the state, and information on the identification, habitats, breeding behavior and diets of each species.

Development of the Field Guide to Mammals of Iowa was a collaborative project between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Funding for the development of the guide was provided through grants from the Wildlife Diversity Program and the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program of the Iowa DNR.
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$4.00
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STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa
STEM-Lit to Go! is an innovative program that supports the development of STEM and literacy skills for K-3 youth.

This program utilizes a unique instructional framework that integrates inquiry-based STEM activities and carefully selected children's literature. Through a variety of engaging topics including coding, space, and ice cream. Children explore key STEM concepts such as the engineering design process and how to plan and conduct investigations.

Each lesson provides youth with a hands-on STEM experience and multiple opportunities to read, write, speak and listen about that experience. This exciting research-based program is designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

STEM-Lit to Go! has been successfully implemented in both out-of-school time settings and in K-3 classrooms. This complete curriculum can be purchased in full or as individual lessons. Please review our Introduction and enjoy a complimentary lesson, A Chair for Bear, below.
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Complete Curriculum - All Lessons
$29.95
Introduction
$0.00
Lesson: A Chair for Bear
$0.00
Lesson: Blast Off 
$4.95
Lesson: Code Across Iowa
$4.95
Lesson: Hour at the Fair 
$4.95
Lesson: Marvelous Marshmallows
$4.95
Lesson: Munching Mysteries
$4.95
Lesson: Scream for Ice Cream
$4.95
Lesson: Sound All Around
$4.95
Lesson: Super Shapes
$4.95
Lesson: Take a Chance
$4.95
Lesson: Tricky Towers
$4.95
Lesson: Wonders of Nature
$4.95
Soybean Growth and Development
This publication can help soybean producers achieve better yields. It includes photos of soybean vegetative and reproductive stages and updated information about soybean plant growth and management.

This publication replaces SR 0053 - How a Soybean Plant Develops.

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$8.00
Corn Growth and Development

Corn Growth and Development is an updated and expanded publication and includes whole plant photography, detailed descriptions of vegetative and reproductive development, and dry matter and nutrient accumulation figures.

Corn Growth and Development replaces the long-standing publication, How A Corn Plant Develops (SR 0048). Content related questions can be sent to the current Extension Agronomy point of contact Dr. Mark Licht at: lichtma@iastate.edu

Large quantity discounts (100 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.

All images from this publication can be purchased by visiting our Digital Media section.

Requests for permission to repost, reprint or use content of ISU Extension and Outreach publications.
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$14.00
ePub (for iPad/iPhone)
$5.00
Kindle devices & apps
$5.00
Homebuyer Education eCourse: A Place of Your Own
An online course to help first-time homebuyers learn about the process of buying a home.

The course is available anytime, anywhere from any computer with Internet access.

At the end of five lessons, there’s a certification exam. When you pass the exam you receive a homebuyer’s certificate which you may take to a local lender. Computers at public libraries, ISU Extension county offices across the state or USDA offices are options if you don't own a computer.

This online course will help you:
• decide if now is a good time to buy a home
• prepare for the home buying process and
• shop for a mortgage that works for you.
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Moodle eCourse
$45.00
Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers
Completely updated and revised, this guide provides a general pasture management reference for livestock producers, agriculture advisers, teachers and students. The color publication covers practices to increase production and returns by improving management of grassland.

Updates and replaces PM 1713 PM1713
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$10.00
Corn Diseases
This fully revised booklet helps corn producers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for corn diseases and provides general recommendations for management. Also included are illustrated disease cycles for primary diseases, a foliar disease estimation chart, and corn growth and development and staging information.

Looking to purchase multiple copies? Corn Diseases is also sold in boxed quantities of 50 at a reduced price ($3.50/copy).

CSI 0005 CSI5
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$5.00
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$2.50
Soybean Diseases
This fully revised booklet helps soybean farmers and other professionals in the agriculture industry identify and scout for soybean diseases and provides general recommendations for management. Also included are illustrated disease cycles for many diseases, a foliar disease estimation chart, and soybean growth and development and staging information.

Looking to purchase multiple copies? Soybean Diseases is also sold in boxed quantities of 50 at a reduced price ($3.50/copy).

CSI 0004 CSI4
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$5.00
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$2.50
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