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Healthy & Homemade Meals: 2018 Nutrition and Fitness Calendar
A 12-month, 11" x 17" full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including homemade mac and cheese, black bean burgers, banana berry popsicles, blueberry pancakes, sweet pork stir f
Saludable y Casero: Calendario de nutricion y actividad fisica 2018 (Spanish Nutrition Calendar)
A 12-month, 11" x 17" full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including homemade mac and cheese, black bean burgers, banana berry popsicles, blueberry pancakes, sweet port stir f
Make Food Safety a Priority in Your School Garden
Research shows that a nutritious diet helps children learn better, and that kids are more likely to try and enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits if they helped grow them. School garden programs provide a
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A Manager's Guide to Food Hub Finances - How to Evaluate and Improve Your Food Hub Operations
The purpose of this PDF guide (LF-0015A) is to explore how food hubs can use their own financial data to identify and address the strengths and challenges in their operation. Relying on data that most
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Hydrogen Sulfide Safety - Monitoring
Exposure to hydrogen sulfide, even at low concentrations, can have serious health impacts. With more hydrogen sulfide in manure than there was ten years ago, monitoring the levels of the gas in manur
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Hydrogen Sulfide Safety - Manure Agitation
Staying safe while pit pumping is critical as hydrogen sulfide levels can spike quickly and without warning. This publication discusses how to stay safe during manure agitation.
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Hydrogen Sulfide Safety - Barn Ventilation at Cattle Facilities
Properly ventilating hydrogen sulfide during manure agitation is critical to remove the gas and bring fresh air into a facility. This publication talks about how to set up a ventilation strategy whe
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Hydrogen Sulfide Safety - Swine Barn Ventilation
This publication discusses the importance of hydrogen sulfide safety when dealing with swine barn ventilation. It provides information on ventilation strategy for both curtain-sided and tunnel-ventil
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Attracting Birds to Your Yard
Learn how to design a backyard oasis for birds by providing essential habitat elements including food, shelter, and water. This publication discusses key considerations for incorporating bird habitat
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Iowa Food Hub Meat-to-School Series Part A: Sourcing Meat for Schools in Northeast Iowa
Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. To explore this question, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Nort
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Iowa Food Hub Meat-to-School Series Part B: Pork-to-School in Northeast Iowa
Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. To explore this question, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Nort
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Iowa Food Hub Meat-to-School Series Part C: Beef-to-School in Northeast Iowa
Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. To explore this question, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Nort
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Local Food Coordinators Survey and Learning Circle Reports
In Iowa, more than 20 regional entities employ individuals as local food coordinators who promote the sale and purchase of locally grown food, provide regional capacity-building in local food systems
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Top 13 vegetables to donate to food pantries
Many gardeners produce excess vegetables during the growing season. Some preserve their surplus vegetables for later use, while others give friends and neighbors the extras. Another option for using t
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Make Food Safety a Priority at Your Farmers Market Booth
Keeping food safe while operating a booth during a farmers market is critical to the success of a commercial operation. This publication discusses the ways to keep food clean and safe as it moves from
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Make Food Safety a Priority for Your CSA
As more consumers use Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms for their fresh produce, keeping that food safe during harvest and storage is at the forefront of producer’s minds. This publication d
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Grain & Oilseed Basics Module
This module is to acquaint you with various grains and oilseeds grown in the United States and discusses how the major grains (wheat and corn) and soybeans are handled, processed, and used in food, fe
Wheat Processing Module
This module will recognize components of wheat processing prior to receipt at feed mill, identify classes of wheat and wheat by-products commonly used as livestock feed ingredients, list food safety h
Grain & Oilseed Risk Assessment Module
This module will introduce you to food safety hazards that may be present in the grain supply chain with a specific focus on grain and oilseeds. This grain module is brought to you by the Iowa Grain Q
Rendered Ingredients Module
This module identify rendered ingredients, list the component steps of the rendered process prior to receipt at the feed mill, identify specialized equipment used to process rendered ingredients, and
Quality Assurance and Safety Module
The module will identify the individual responsible for quality assurance and feed safety in feed manufacturing, recognize the difference between hazard identification and hazard analysis, and identif
Sanitation and Pest Management Module
The module will identify the components of a pest control program, including personnel and preventative practices used to reduce pests, identify individuals responsible for sanitation of specific proc
Corn Processing Module
This module is designed to help understand how corn is processed into food, feed, and industrial products and where potential food and feed safety problems may occur, and how corn processing fits into
Medicated Feed Additives and Other Regulated Ingredients Module
The module for medicated feed additives and other regulated ingredients cover: the classification structures for medicated additives and medicated feeds, the identification of other regulated ingredie
Dairy Industry Module
The learning objectives discussed: Recognize how the dairy cattle industry is divided. Sequentially list the stages of dairy cattle production and how various dairy cattle production animals are manag
Swine Industry Module
The learning objectives are as follows: Recognize how the swine industry is divided. Differentiate between management strategies at each stage of swine production. Explain different types of housing u
Oilseed Processing Module
Oilseeds and their by-products are valuable ingredients for livestock and poultry. This module will identify components of oilseed processing prior to receipt at feed mill, identify common oilseeds an
Determining Factors for Local Food Systems Success
Determining Factors for Local Food System Success analyzes the characteristics of factors that enable and hinder local food systems development within communities. Based on in-depth case studies of si
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Veterinary Feed Directive
In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began issuing Compliance Policy Guides (CPG) regarding antibiotic usage in animal agriculture. Compliance Policy Guide 209 established FDA’s position tha
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Corn Disease Management - Using Atoxigenics to Manage Aflatoxin
Aspergillus ear rot is one of the most economically important corn ear rots in the southern United States. The fungus produces aflatoxin, which is a dangerous mycotoxin. Most governments regulate afl
Aeration Module
A look at how to maintain stored grain in good, quality condition, we’ll see how three different conditions interact to cause grain spoilage problems. This grain module is brought to you by the Iowa G
Mycotoxins 2: Best Practices in Handling and Testing Module
This module will focus on sampling and analysis of grains for mycotoxins, factors that influence the contamination of stored grains with mycotoxins, and options for handling and use of contaminated gr
Preserve the Taste of Summer - Promotional Brochure
Find out about Extension's Preserve the Taste of Summer program, including online lessons and hands-on workshops throughout the state of Iowa. Home food preservation isn't difficult, but it does re
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Determination of Potential Microbial Hazard(s) in Animal Food
There are many factors that can contribute to feed becoming contaminated with a microbial hazard during the production of food for pets and livestock. The purpose of this reference document is to prov
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Risk Assessment Framework
Risk analysis activity for this project can be divided into two major components. The first section will examine the grain supply chain and determined the routes of potential compromises in food safet
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Managing the Field within the Field
The most important step in site-specific management is the identification of high traffic areas. Proper diagnosis of the cause of the problem, whether due to overuse, compaction, poor drainage, weed e
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A Guide to Sustainable Food Procurement for Retail Foodservices
Where and how food is grown or produced is of interest to consumers and retail foodservices; sustainable food production is a key part of this interest. The Guide to Sustainable Food Procurement addre
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The Effectiveness of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Soybean
Beginning in the early 2000s, neonicotinoids were increasingly used as seed treatments for field crops. More than 80 percent of corn and 40 percent of soybean acres nationally are planted with neonico
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Insect Pests of Stored Foods
Opening the flour container to find beetles crawling around the top is never a pleasant experience, but there is no need to panic. The most common pests we find in our kitchen and pantries and what we
Local Food Organizational Toolkit - Part 3: Funding your local food organization
Part Three of this toolkit series lays out methods of funding a local foods organization. A variety of revenue sources are outlined, each depending on the legal structure of your organization. Discuss
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Using Accounting Software for Food Hubs: Processing Traceable Orders
Quickbooks™ is the software most commonly used by food aggregators and distributors, yet many struggle to maximize its features to benefit their operations. Based on an actual Iowa food hub, this t
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Local Food Organizational Toolkit - Part 1: Defining your organization’s focus and leadership
Individuals and groups rising up to meet the demand for local foods can gain practical help and insight for setting up their own local foods group, or gain ideas to improve the operation of their curr
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Local Food Organizational Toolkit - Part 2: Organizational structure
Part Two of this toolkit series raises key questions to consider while forming your business or organization. Descriptions of nonprofit, for-profit and cooperative models will help you determine which
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Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit
The Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit Booklet is a resource for communities to learn about Agricultural Urbanism and the tactics used to develop local food systems. It can be used as a full book or portio
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Iowa Food Hub: Managing Cash Flow for a Low-Capital Food Hub Start-up
For food hubs, or businesses that aggregate and distribute local food, limited funds can be a barrier to growth. If food hub managers pay close attention to cash flow, however, they can grow their bus
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Be Active - Spanish
A two- page, 8.5" x 11" handout in Spanish available for download as a pdf file. Page 1 provides ideas for types and amounts of physical activity for adults and children. Page 2 ou
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Supporting Local Food System Development in Your Community
Supporting Local Food System Development in Your Community provides local government officials, community activists, and others with seven steps to help organize and promote the development of a local
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Project Food, Land, and People: Resources for Learning
The Project Food, Land, and People: Resources for Learning is a collection of 55 Pre-K through 12th grade lesson plans for use in either a formal or non-formal education setting. The curriculum edu
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Project Food, Land, and People: Eat Well, Be Well | Nutrition Lessons for Pre-K through 12th Grade
The Project Food, Land, and People: Eat Well Be Well consists of nine nutrition lessons. These hands-on lessons about nutrition offer critical-thinking activities, timely background information, measu
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Ethanol Coproducts for Beef Cattle - Avoiding the Negative Effects of High Dietary Sulfur
During ethanol production, starch from corn is fermented to ethanol while the protein, fiber, and fat in the corn are concentrated into coproducts called distillers grains (DGS). This publication outl
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Food Stand Operations - What You Need to Know - Safe Food
Selling a variety of food and beverages can be an effective fundraising activity, but only if no one gets sick. Find out what organizers and workers need to know before the event regarding regulations
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Safe Food Is YOUR Job - Health and Hygiene Tips for Food Handlers
Outlines three actions for food handlers to take related to hand washing, staying home when sick, and wearing proper work attire.
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Manage stress to increase farm safety -- Safe Farm
Farming often is listed as one of the most stressful occupations. This publication will help you recognize things many farmers consider stressful, common symptoms of stress, and effective ways to man
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New Safety Net: PLC, ARC-CO, ARC-IC
The 2014 Farm Bill introduced several changes to the commodity programs available through the FSA and created a new insurance program to complement one commodity program through the RMA. This publi
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New Safety Net: SCO
The 2014 Farm Bill introduced the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a new endorsement to farm-level crop insurance policies available through the Common Crop Insurance program (COMBO). The public
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A Guide to Food Safety - Retail Foodservice Employees
This 2-page brochure is for retail foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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A Guide to Food Safety - School Foodservice Employees
This 2-page brochure is for school foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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A Guide to Food Safety - Assisted Living Employees
This 2-page brochure is for assisted living foodservice employees focusing on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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Garden Produce in Floods
If flood waters have covered a garden, most produce will be unsafe to eat. Several factors determine the safety of unharvested fruits and vegetables.
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An Introduction to Animal Husbandry and Nutrition
This educational document is a collaborative project between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH), Iowa State University to provide a
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Local Food Coordinators
Local Food Coordinators support the development of local food systems by bringing participants together and increasing community awareness through educational and promotional marketing. This publicati
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Food Safety Tips for Food Event Volunteers
Foodborne illness outbreaks can happen anywhere and can affect a large number of people. Follow these tips to avoid a foodborne illness outbreak.
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Be Active
A two- page, 8.5" x 11" handout available for download as a pdf file. Page 1 provides ideas for types and amounts of physical activity for adults and children. Page 2 outlines MyPlate recomm
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Fire Risk in Corn Stover Storage
Know the fire risks when stacking bales of corn stover. Gives insight into storage location and design, and ways to navigate local fire codes and safety regulations. Includes best practices for siting
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Food Pantry Produce Donations - Grower Information
Donations from local fruit and vegetable growers are important to food pantries. This publication provides information to growers about safe on-farm food practices and information to food pantry worke
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Category 7A, General and Household Pest Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
To be certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 7A, or as a pest control operator, food plant sanitarian, or otherwise be responsible for the management and elimination of household pests
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On-farm Food Safety: Cleaning and Sanitizing Guide
Suggested checklists, standard procedures, and schedules to document proper on-farm cleaning and sanitizing practices.
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Remember sun safety in the field -- Safe Farm
Learn more about sun exposure and ways to reduce your risk, with hats, clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
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Match age, abilities to farm chores -- Safe Farm
Here are some general guidelines for adults to use when providing supervision, assigning chores, and teaching about safety in ways that are appropriate for a youth's age and abilities.
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Reduce fires with electrical safety -- Safe Farm
Most electrical fires in the home begin in plugs or cords on appliances. Discover tips for preventing home fires. Also, learn about preparing a family exit plan.
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Harvest safety yields big dividends -- Safe Farm
Harvest can be a dangerous season. Almost half of farm injuries occur in August, September, October, and November. Learn about the dangers of harvest equipment, entanglement, and falling hazards.
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Use SMV emblems for your safety -- Safe Farm
Transporting agricultural equipment on public roads can be dangerous. Learn about emblem use, laws, and maintenance.
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Understanding Health Claims on Food Products
Some health claims are approved by the Food and Drug Administration; others are endorsements by associations, organizations, or companies. Using the Nutrition Facts label will help you make informed d
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Wiring Handbook for Rural Facilities
Completely revised and updated to reflect 2005 ASABE Standards and the 2005 NEC (National Electric Code), it shows and explains materials and methods for assessing and installing electrical wiring in
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Heart Disease and You -- Facts about Food Choices
Make smart food choices to decrease your risk for heart disease. Find definitions and tips about reducing saturated fat and cholesterol intake. Includes heart-healthy eating tips and low-fat cooking m
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Abandoned wells pose safety hazards -- Safe Farm
Iowa law requires wells abandoned since April 1990 to be plugged within 90 days of abandonment. Find out more here.
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When the Home Freezer Stops
Find tips for handling food when your home freezer stops. Includes tips on which foods are safe to refreeze and which foods are not.
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How Much Are You Eating?
Manage the food portions you put on your plate and you'll be better able to manage your weight. Find helpful tips to quickly choose food portions compatible with your age, gender, and activity level.
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What's for Lunch? It's in the Bag
Gain ideas and know how for packing healthy lunches your child will want to eat. Contains tips for preparing and packing food safely as well as menu tips for lunch bag meals. Also includes research da
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Vegetables
Use these strategies to find the best ways to include the most vegetables in your food budget.
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Growing in the Garden: K-3 Curriculum
Growing in the Garden: Elementary Curriculum includes more than forty classroom and after-school program lessons and more than one hundred hands-on activities intended to enhance and increase knowledg
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Preserve the Taste of Summer - Canning: Meat, Poultry, Wild Game and Fish
A jar of home preserved meat is a delicious and convenient way to start a quick and easy meal. Canning meat, poultry, wild game, and fish must be done correctly to assure that food is safe to eat. Fin
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Steps to a Healthier Family
Make smart choices from every food group and the amounts of grains, veggies, fruits, dairy, and protein you should put on your plate. Also see how much is needed for kids as well as adults. Find hint
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Food and Fitness Craze!
Youth groups will welcome these ideas for snacks, activities, programs, and community service projects. Also includes discussion starters and Internet resources.
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Food and Fitness Craze 2!
Lots of activities for group fitness and a healthy community. Plus healthy snack ideas.
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Dare to Excel newsletter - February
Take a look at online safety – the Internet can be a dangerous place for children. Includes tips to reduce a child’s risk of being victimized; signs a child might be at risk of an online predator; way
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MyPlate Poster for Adults
Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using the tips found on this 17 inch x 22 inch poster. Find out what amounts, on average, American adults need from each food group. Lea
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MyPlate placemat
Colorful 11 inch by 14 inch placemat shows food proportions recommended by MyPlate (the replacement for the Food Pyramid). You'll also find tips for making your plate a "10" by making health
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MyPlate, My Health (Unit=pad of 100)
Your food and physical activity choices each day affect your health—how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future. These tips and ideas are a starting point. Choose a change that you can make toda
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Iowa Core Manual - Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This certification manual is intended to provide the "core" or basic understanding of safe and responsible pesticide use needed to successfully pass the Iowa Core examination for commercial
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Managing Stress in Young Families -- Stress: Taking Charge
Find tips to manage time and money, resolve conflicts, plan food at home, and eat well.
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Local Food Connections -- Restaurants' Return on Purchasing Locally Sourced Foods
What's a restaurant's return on using local foods? Learn about trial results that show people are willing to pay more for locally sourced foods when offered at restaurants.
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Recognize Limitations to Avoid Injury -- Safe Farm
Protect yourself and others with the facts about injuries from farm equipment. Compare human limitations to machinery speed and power, learn safety hazards, and get tips for safe machine operation and
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Préparation pour la course - Le Club des Mystères | French version of "The Mystery Club"
French version of PM 2069B: See what Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, suggests you do to safely and nutritiously fuel your engines for your best performance at school, at home, or anywhere. 
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Nos Preparamos para el Día de la Carrera -- El Club Misterio
See what Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, suggests you do to safely and nutritiously fuel your engines for your best performance at school, at home, or anywhere. Find out how to calculate the ca
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Preparing for Race Day - The Mystery Club
See what Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, suggests you do to safely and nutritiously fuel your engines for your best performance at school, at home, or anywhere. Find out how to calculate the ca
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Key Nutrients
Learn about the nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates, that make up the food that we eat, and why they are important for your health.
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. -- Strategies You Can Use / Estrategias que puede utilizar -- Estrategia para gastar de forma inteligente
Gives details about three strategies you can use to get more for your money when shopping for food. Listen to highlights from this publication for details on balancing time, money, and skills/knowl
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Energy Fundamentals for Farm Lighting - Farm Energy
Find basic information about several farm lighting options for security, worker safety, livestock production, and work after dark. Also gives a brief overview of energy efficiency for lighting options
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Thermometer Use in Retail Foodservice Establishments -- What Managers Need to Know
Provides detailed descriptions of common temperature-sensing tools plus tips on using them to help foodservice managers ensure food safety and quality.
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Metanfetamina: Mantente alejado, mantente a salvo -- El Club Misterio
Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, brings important information on meth to youth.
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On-farm Food Safety: Food Handling Guide
Details of safe food handling habits related to health, hygiene, and handwashing for all farm workers.
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Maintaining Food Safety Through Quality
Food safety is a worldwide issue affecting millions of people who suffer from diseases caused by contaminated food. Policy makers are looking to enhanced quality management systems for tracing food ba
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What is a Nutrition Profile?
Many grocery stores are trying to simplify food shopping by giving foods a rating or score. This brochure describes several types of food profiling systems and how they can help you make decisions whe
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Découvrir les Dangers Cachés de la Ferme - Le Club des Mystères | French version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Les méthamphétamines - reste à l’écart, reste en sécurité -- le club des mystères
French version of PM 2069A: Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, brings important information on meth to youth.
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What Retail Foodservices Should Know When Purchasing Local Produce Directly from Farmers
Buying fruits and vegetables from local growers assures fresh product and helps the local economy. This publication provides insights needed to ensure the safety of food served, offers three action st
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Ces Machines Puissantes - Le Club des Mystères | French version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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La Bonne Piste de la Sécurité des Tracteurs - Le Club des Mystères | French version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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La Sécurité Avec les Oiseaux, les Abeilles et d’Autres Bêtes - Les Club des Mystères | French version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Les Produits Chimiques : le Bon, le Mauvais et le Mortel - Le Club des Mystères | French version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Les Accidents à la Ferme : Qui Vas-Tu Appeler? - Le Club des Mystères | French version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Starting a Home-Based Food Business in Iowa
Find the information you need to sell food products from your home. Includes Iowa licensing and inspection requirements. Also includes contact information for additional help. Full color, 4 page broch
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Starting a Bed and Breakfast in Iowa? -- Know the laws that apply
If you’ve thought about opening your own bed and breakfast in Iowa, read this publication first. Information on types of B&Bs, food service rules, fire inspections, and hotel taxes.
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A Year of Food Safety Messages
Monthly food safety reminders are provided in this add-your-own dates calendar poster series intended for use by food service managers.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2009 Summary Report
Highlights from the 2009 farm and rural life poll include: the next generation of farmers, farm policy and commodity production, mixed livestock and grain farming, farming and food systems in rural co
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Non-food Alternatives for School Rewards and Fundraising
Some food items used for student rewards and school fundraising activities send a conflicting message compared to what is taught about healthy food choices. Check this list of ideas for non-food rewa
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Mowing Your Lawn
Mowing is an extremely common practice related to lawn care. This publication provides information on the frequency a lawn should be mowed and the proper height to cut the grass. Operating a mower is
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The Spending Game
Managing money means making choices. This game will help you decide what is most important to you among categories like housing, food, and recreation.
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Meth - Steer Clear, Stay Safe -- The Mystery Club
Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, brings important information on meth to youth.
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Pocket Gophers -- Managing Iowa Wildlife
The plains pocket gopher is a stocky, medium sized, burrowing rodent found throughout Iowa. This publication includes information on behavior, reproduction, food habits, habitat, tunneling, economic
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SafeFood© Checklist for Complimentary Breakfast Service
Intended for businesses that offer complimentary breakfast service; questions will help managers evaluate their procedures and staff training related to safe food handling.
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Organic Flax Production in Iowa
There is renewed interest in growing food grade flaxseed and flaxseed oil in Iowa. Find the latest research and advice on planting, fertility requirements, variety selection, pest management, economic
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All-Terrain Vehicle Safety: ATV Safety for Farm Work, Recreation -- Safe Farm
Brief discussion of ATV safety concerns, including the need for protective gear, a pre-ride inspection, and proper operation.
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Livestock Safety: Know Your Livestock and Be Safe -- Safe Farm
About one out of every four injuries on the farm involves animals. Learn about animal behavior related to habits, social relationships, maternal instincts, and territorial behavior.
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Safety and Health: How to Protect Yourself from Farm Dust - Disaster Recovery Series
Get information on common illnesses caused by breathing in molds/dust. Help also provided in selecting respirators.
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Safety and Health: What You Need to Know About Silo Gas, a Deadly Killer - Disaster Recovery Series
Here are answers to common questions about silo gas, how to recognize it, and protect yourself from its dangers.
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Food Allergy Alert - What Restaurant Managers Need to Know to Train Staff
Allergic reactions to menu items are a growing concern for restaurant managers. This guide will help managers develop in-house training sessions for all staff members.
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Be'an All You Can Be -- 4H Crop Projects 3 Soybean & Corn
This manual is packed with activities to help youth in grades 9 - 12 learn about integrated crop management, hybrid selection, profitability, safety, and harvesting.
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Food for 'ME TOO' Nutrition for the Toddler and Preschooler
Get off to a good start with food habits for your child. This publication teaches you common eating patterns, gives tips for surviving the toddler rollercoaster, and provides a sample menu for childre
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Safety Resources for Your Farm and Home
This flyer lists more than 100 publications on safety, also videos, displays, online resources, and programs.
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Checklist for Operators of Swimming Pools in Lodging Operations
Use this checklist to assess pool and spa safety policies, swimming pool cleaning and water quality procedures, and spa procedures.
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Lawnmower Safety: Practice Lawnmower Safety on Farms -- Safe Farm
Learn five safe practices for lawnmower safety, including safe mowing techniques.
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Does Your Child Have Food Allergies? You Can Eat Out Safely! Ask Before You Eat
Use these tips to find out how you can eat out safely when your child has food allergies.
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Does Your Child Have Food Allergies? You Can Feel More Confident Leaving Them in the Care of Others Ask Before You Eat
Use these tips to help your caregiver understand your child's food allergies.
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Keep Kids With Food Allergies Safe: They're Counting On You! At Home-In Class-After School Ask Before You Eat
Teachers and parents can use these tips for youth who have food allergies.
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Take A Minute - Save a Life: You Need To Know About Food Allergies Ask Before You Eat
Use this poster to provide general awareness tips about food allergies.
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Food Allergies It's a Matter of Life or Death Know Before You Serve
Use this poster to outline tips about food allergies for food service staff.
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Farm Ponds -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Ponds are, at times, both complex and simple ecosystems. Pond complexity depends on the food webs involving many types of organisms. This publication addresses concerns of landowners who wish to conti
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Local Food Connections -- From Farms to Restaurants
Learn how connecting restaurant managers and chefs with local growers and producers can benefit both parties.
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Local Food Connections -- Foodservice Considerations
Details on how a foodservice operation can start purchasing local foods.
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Be Food Safe: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill
This poster series illustrates four important aspects of keeping food safe: clean, separate, cook, and chill.
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Buying Local Foods for Retail Foodservices
Retail foodservice establishments who want to buy and serve food items from local producers will benefit from reviewing this summary of regulations and guidelines.
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Temperature Rules! Cooking for Food Service
This brightly colored poster gives minimum cooking temperatures and holding times for food service.
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What Schools Can Do to Promote Healthy Eating
School environments help shape 95 percent of American children's health behaviors. To help schools identify and provide appropriate food and beverage options, the Institute of Medicine offers volunta
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Manual Heartland para el Cuidado Familiar de Ninos
This book, previously called the Iowa Family Child Care Handbook, has been updated. It includes expanded information on toys, books, equipment, and how to organize your home and your day for family ch
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Heartland Family Child Care Handbook
This book, previously called the Iowa Family Child Care Handbook, has been updated. It includes expanded information on toys, books, equipment, and how to organize your home and your day for family c
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Food Safety Considerations When Choosing Assisted Living Facilities
Checklist of questions concerning food safety issues to help you evaluate foodservice operations in assisted living facilities, elder group homes, and adult daycare facilities.
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Looking at Assisted Living Facilities? Think about Food Safety
Asking these 32 questions will help you learn more about the assisted living facilities you visit. Includes resource list.
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Latino Immigrants: Food and Housing Insecurity
This policy brief examines food and housing insecurity issues for Iowa immigrant families and suggests action steps to help improve their well-being.
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Personal Safety in the Greenhouse
This publication provides information about safety and personal protective equipment that will foster a safe work environment in commercial greenhouses. Managing pesticide application procedures to m
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Safety Project Guide -- 4-H Youth Development
Use this guide to help identify some possible goals for your safety project and plan safety related goals in other projects.
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Local Food Connections -- Economic Impact of Use in Restaurants
Results presented of a recent exploratory study of restaurants' use of local foods. Designed to help producers understand their potential markets.
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Local Food Connections -- Contracting with Foodservices
Using an online calculator can help producers decide whether contracting with foodservice operators is a financially sound solution.
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Food Safety For Baby & Me/La Seguridad Alimenticia Durante el Embarazo
Learn about food safety during pregnancy. This leaflet describes symptoms of foodborne illnesses and lists recommended cooking temperatures for meats. Risky foods also are listed along with suggestion
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Use Eye and Lung Protection -- Family Pesticide Safety
This publication discusses eye and lung safety tips and the protection available.
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Dispose of Pesticides Properly -- Safe Farm
Improper pesticide disposal can lead to the death of humans or animals and it may lead to irreversible environmental harm. Learn about pesticide safety and disposal.
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Las Máquinas Poderosas -- El Club Misterio | Spanish version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Problemas en la Granja ¿a Quién Llamaras? -- El Club Misterio | Spanish version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Sigue Las Huellas Del Tractor por el Camino Seguro -- El Club Misterio | Spanish version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Precauciones con Aves, Abejas, y Otras Bestias -- El Club Misterio | Spanish version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Descubriendo Los Peligros Escondidos de la Granja -- El Club Misterio | Spanish version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Los Químicos: lo Bueno, lo Malo y lo Mortal -- El Club Misterio | Spanish version of "The Mystery Club"
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Protect Your Hands With Gloves -- Family Pesticide Safety
The best way to prevent hand contamination when you need to apply pesticides around the home or farm is by using protective gloves. Many types of protective gloves are available. Use this pamphlet to
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Food Safety and Quality Assurance -- Leader's Manual
This leader’s guide will help you better understand the concepts of food safety and quality assurance and provide the resources to teach annual workshops for all youth enrolled in food production. Inc
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Using Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Crops and Livestock in the Local Food System
The local food system is one of the fastest-growing markets in agriculture. Learn more about using organic agriculture and sustainable crops and livestock in local food systems.
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On-farm Food Safety: Guide to Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Learn how to develop a food safety plan on the farm that documents your risk reduction efforts.
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Review family farm safety rules -- Safe Farm
Here’s help to review family farm safety rules. Discussion includes the farm environment, designated play areas, identifying hazards on the farm, and how adults can model safe behavior for their chil
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Iowa Food Security, Insecurity and Hunger -- Emergency Food Resources: Meeting Food Needs of Iowa Households
Report of an ISU Extension study of people who used food pantries in Polk, Scott, Decatur, and Monroe counties in 2002.
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Home Safety -- A Checklist for Parents
There is no golden rule to prevent injuries, but you can decrease the risks by following the ideas listed here. More than 100 possibiities are covered.
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Iowa Food Security, Insecurity and Hunger -- No More Food Stamps: Iowa Households that Left the Food Stamp Program
Details of a research project that studied Iowa food stamp recipients who left the program in 1997.
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Deciduous Shrubs
More than 110 photos plus descriptions of 75 deciduous shrubs (organized by height) will simplify your hunt for the right shrub for your landscape. A comparison chart identifies those with the most o
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Food Safety and Quality Assurance -- Member's Manual
Learn how to produce the safest food possible (livestock, poultry, dairy). Intended for grades 4-12.
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Farm Safety for Young Children
Details on a child's growth and development as it relates to farm hazards, so you can provide appropriate supervision.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll 2003 Summary Report
Highlights include opinions on community well-being, quality of life, and sense of community. Questions were also asked about biotechnology, food safety, GMOs, and more.
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Iowa Butterfly and Caterpillar Food Preferences -- Reiman Gardens
Find out about providing food and nectar sources in our landscapes and gardens to support and encourage butterfly habitat. Approximately 75 species of butterflies have been recorded in Iowa.
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Where We Live -- Grades 4-6 Curriculums for Educators and Students
Where We Live series: History of the Land, Weaving the Food Web, and Living with the Land connects the past to the present as learners in grades 4th through College learn about the history of Iowa’s v
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Unveiling Hidden Farm Hazards -- The Mystery Club
Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Those Mighty Machines -- The Mystery Club
Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on farm equipment, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Farm Mishaps: Who You Gonna Call? -- The Mystery Club
Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on accident response, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Agriculture and Water Quality
This fact sheet discusses nonpoint source polution and the BMPs (best management practices) that are used to reduce agriculture’s impact on water quality while also producing the food and fiber we nee
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Creating the Engaged University: Iowa's Model for Change
This report describes Vision 2020’s origins, activities, and outcomes. Vision 2020 was one of twelve projects included in the Food Systems Professions Education (FSPE) Initiative, and was intended t
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Chemicals: The Good, The Bad, and The Deadly -- The Mystery Club
Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on chemicals, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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On Track with Tractor Safety -- The Mystery Club
Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on tractor safety, brought to you by Captain Overalls, the safety crusader.
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Safety with Birds, Bees, and Other Beasts -- The Mystery Club
Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on livestock, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll 2000 Summary Report
Survey results from nearly 5,000 farmers in 2000 highlighted the following topics: biotechnology, food safety and health, transgenic hybrids, average distance traveled to obtain services (business, c
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Understand Label Precautions -- Family Pesticide Safety
The benefits of pesticide use to control pests tend to be widely accepted but the health risks to individuals using them are less well understood. This pamphlet will help you use pesticides safely.
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What to do When Clothes are Soiled with Pesticide -- Family Pesticide Safety
Studies indicate that using the laundering practices outlined in this pamphlet can reduce pesticide contamination for many pesticides so that it is measurable only in trace amounts.
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Wear Coveralls and Aprons -- Family Pesticide Safety
Coveralls and aprons worn over regular work clothing offer additional protection when you dilute, mix, or apply pesticides around the home or farm. This publication discusses disposable, limited-use
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2000 Insect Pest Management Guide for Iowa Field and Forage Crops
Pesticide use and safety information is provided for insect pests of corn, sorghum, soybean, and alfalfa. Grass pasture insecticides and small grain insecticides are also listed.
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Confinement Site Manure Applicator Study Guide Notebook
Iowa's confinement site manure applicator certification is designed to help you use manure as an asset and avoid water quality problems due to improper application. Find out about land application, em
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Farm Youth Safety: Keep Young Children Safe on Farms -- Safe Farm
Learn how a child's typical developmental milestones affect farm safety.
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Cut the Fat - Keep the Flavor -- Resource Unit About the Role of Agricultural Genetics in Reducing Saturated Fat in Food Oils (grades 6-12)
This publication introduces advanced middle school or high school students to agricultural genetics advances that are bringing new products to the marketplace that are lower in saturated fat.
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Commercial Manure Applicator Certification Study Guide
Iowa's confinement site manure applicator certification is designed to help you use manure as an asset and avoid water quality problems due to improper application. Find out about land application, e
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Problem Birds Around Homes and Farmsteads -- Managing Iowa Wildlife
Many people attract birds to their backyards with plantings and feeders. Sometimes this can result in unexpected or unwanted birds. Learn how to control such birds by removing daily requirements; sp
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Bird Feeding: Tips for Beginners and Veterans
Make your backyard inviting to many birds. This publication includes information on different feeders, where to place them, and different kinds of feed. It also includes general bird feeding tips an
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Morels, False Morels and Other Cup Fungi
Learn about local morels and fungi. Includes many pictures to help you identify morels. Also has info on safe use of fungi as food.
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The Worker Protection Standard: Rules to Improve Pesticide Safety -- Safe Farm
Learn how the Environmental Protection Agency's Worker Protection Standard applies to farmers.
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Iowa Food Webs and other interrelationships -- Iowa Wildlife and People Series
Learn about Iowa food webs and how they are affected by human interaction in this publication from the Iowa Association of Naturalists. Interrelationships beyond food webs, including symbiotic, comme
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