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Commercial Potato Production Guide
Potatoes are the world’s most important vegetable crop and have been grown in the United States since the early 1700s. This publication discusses the many different types of potato and their character
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Using ILeVO® with preemergence herbicides
This publication summarizes the results of a two-year study in Indiana and Iowa that examined the impact of ILeVO® and common preemergence herbicides on soybean phytotoxicity, stand, and yield. This p
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Cafeteria Coaching Toolkit
Cafeteria coaching is a cafeteria-based program that uses middle school and high school students along with school nutrition staff and cafeteria staff to encourage kids to try new foods and eat nutrit
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Herbicide use may restrict grazing options for cover crops
Interest in cover crops has dramatically increased due to their many potential benefits. In addition to conservation purposes, cover crops can provide forage for livestock producers. It is important f
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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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Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2016
This 172-page guide contains a spray schedule and background information for commercial producers of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes and berries. Recommendations for herbicides, pestic
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Weed Science Program 2015 Weed Control Results
The 2015 Weed Control Results for the Iowa State University Weed Science Program report includes experiments and demonstrations conducted at several of the Iowa State University Research Farms and oth
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Finding a Certified Pesticide Applicator for Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
A useful guide to finding certified pesticide applicators who can treat for tree and shrub pests, including the emerald ash borer.
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A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers
People interested in hosting a farmer training program (incubator or other) will find the resources in this publication useful to teach a Beginning Farmer Training program. The curriculum in this manu
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Una guía para la seguridad alimentaria para los empleados de vendedores de alimentos
2-page brochure in Spanish for retail foodservice employees focused on handwashing, temperature/time, and cleaning/sanitizing guidelines.
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Fish Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this fish monitoring sheet as a guide to record fish health.
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Feeding Practices Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this sheet as a guide to monitor fish feeding practices.
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Water Quality Management Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this sheet as a guide for recording water quality information.
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2016 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production
This publication provides information on product and management updates, the role of preemergence herbicides in glyphosate resistant crops, corn and soybean herbicide effectiveness ratings, herbicide
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Farmer's Tax Guide: For use in preparing 2015 Returns
This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return. The explanations and examples in
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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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Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide 2nd Edition
The updated and expanded edition of this popular, 162-page guide includes nearly 30 pages of new material, including cover crop suggestions for common rotations, up-and-coming cover crop species, effe
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Corn Growth and Development: Climate Matters
The author describes how and at what stages temperature, extreme rainfalls and other weather stresses can affect corn growth. Lori Abendroth is the project manager of the USDA-NIFA Sustainable Corn Pr
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Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate
This publication guides owners and renters through the process of computing a cash rental rate for farmland.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: Iowa Farmers' Nitrogen Management Practices and Perspectives
The 2012 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers about their nitrogen management practices and perspectives. Their responses, detailed in this report, can guide efforts to reduce nutrient loss.
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Twelve Steps to Cash Flow Budgeting
Here is a step-by-step guide to develop a cash-flow budget, analyze the budget, and to help budget for major investments.
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2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates. This information is based on a sur
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Weed Control in Home Lawns
Maintain a weed-free lawn and learn about herbicides and how to use them. Prior to use, it is always wise to check and see if the chemicals mentioned within are allowed in your area.
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BRaNDS Promotional Brochure
BRaNDS is a series of highly developed Microsoft Excel© spreadsheet programs that use the net energy and metabolizable protein systems to help producers and agri-business professionals balance rations
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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2016
This annual guide is a summary of currently suggested vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control, and disease control measures for commercial growers. The rec
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Vitamin A Deficiency in Beef Calves
Be able to recognize vitamin A deficiencies in your herd, know the causes, and find out how to prevent the deficiency in the first place. Includes clinical signs and guidelines for treatment with s
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Township Trustee and Clerk Reference Manual
Guide of key legal provisions and responsibilities of township trustees and clerks (not all-inclusive). Several forms and models of agreements also included. For a complete record of laws and polic
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Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition
A revised and expanded pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") for farmers and agronomists to use in the identification of corn developmental stages, pests, diseases, and disorders in the Midwest.
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A General Guide for Crop Nutrient and Limestone Recommendations in Iowa
Find phosphorus and potassium recommendations, micronutrient recommendations, and limestone recommendations for soils. Also find soil test procedures and categories.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2013 Summary Report
This report summarizes the results of the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll - an annual survey on issues important to rural Iowa since 1982. Topics highlighted: climate change, rented land, herbic
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Guide to Liquid Sanitizer Washes with Fruit and Vegetables
This publication is for growers looking for information about the best post-harvest sanitizing practices for fresh fruits and vegetables. It includes a comprehensive chart of five commonly used liquid
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Rules and Regulations for 4-H Equine Shows in Iowa
This detailed handbook is a guide for 4-H'ers, 4-H leaders, county extension staff, show managers, judges, and others responsible for conducting 4-H light horse shows in Iowa.
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Soil Judging in Iowa
Soil judging consists of evaluating certain properties of a soil and translating these evaluations into recommendations for land use. This booklet is a guide for making these evaluations and interpret
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Employers' Instructional Guide | Training Employees Who Operate Agricultural Tractors
Training employees who operate agricultural tractors is important. All operators should be informed of the nine safe operating practices presented in this publication. WWW only.
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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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Scouting for twospotted spider mites in corn and soybean
 The Scouting for twospotted spider mites in corn and soybean card is a 6-page, tri-fold pocket-sized guide (3¾" x 6") containing scouting information, a description, and images of inju
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Giant Miscanthus Weed Control
Find methods to control weeds in Giant Miscanthus, a warm-season perennial grass, in this fact sheet. Includes herbicides and mechanical weed control methods
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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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Guidelines for Selecting Trees
Selecting a single tree for your yard or several hundred for your community will be more rewarding if you take time to critically evaluate the proposed planting site and the reasons for planting trees
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Survivor's Guide to Healthy Web Surfing and Phone Apps
Evaluate phone apps and online sites that offer health information by using this helpful guide. Find suggested sites and know what to look for as you evaluate the reliability of information you find.
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Planting and Harvesting Times for Garden Vegetables
This guide can help northern, southern, and central Iowa vegetable growers schedule the planting of gardens so space may be used efficiently. Includes a staggered planting and harvest chart for crops
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Planting a Home Vegetable Garden
Provides basic how-to information, including seedbed preparation, seed selection and sowing, and using transplants. Chart gives planting guidelines for 37 vegetables.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Know your fats
Reading food labels lets you check fat content before purchasing foods. Find out how to make sense of the different kinds of fat and cholesterol.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Choose calcium foods
Use the nutrition facts panel to help you meet your daily calcium requirements. Use this publication to determine what your calcium needs are.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Reduce sodium, increase potassium
Are you sodium savvy? Get the facts and learn about the sodium/potassium connection.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Make your calories count
Find out how many calories you need and why serving size is one key to maintaining a healthy weight.
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Dietary Guidelines recommend… Don't sugarcoat it!
Understand the sugar/carbohydrate connection and the healthy amounts of carbohydrate needed.
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Quick Fit Program
Improve or maintain your fitness level with these easy-to-follow resources focused on six exercises that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Available as pdf downloads below. Wallet guide - Designed
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Growing Grapes in the Home Garden
Home gardeners can successfully grow grapes in Iowa. Whether you are growing a backyard garden or beginning your own vineyard, basic requirements include a good planting site, hardy varieties (cultiva
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Growing Raspberries in the Home Garden
Home raspberry growers will find expert advice for cultivar selection, site selection, planting, and training and trellising plants. Also included are pruning guidelines for summer-bearing and fall-be
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Soybean Cyst Nematode Field Guide
Soybean cyst nematode is the most economically significant pest of soybeans in Iowa and has been found in 98 of the 99 Iowa counties. Infested soybean plants often show no symptoms other than reduced
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Small Open Lot Dairies in Iowa -- a producer guide
Find ways to better manage dairy feedlot manure and runoff and assess environmental impact. Includes practices that help you manage manure nutrients while protecting water quality. Explains how state
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Scouting for Goss's wilt of corn
The Scouting for Goss's wilt of corn card is a 6-page, tri-fold pocket-sized guide (3¾" x 6") that outlines the symptoms, scouting, management, and disease cycle of Goss's wilt in corn.
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Stink Bugs of the Midwest
This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found in lawns, landscapes and field crops.
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Stink Bugs of the Midwest (Unit = 25)
Sold in units of 25 - Buy in bulk, $ave on S&H This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found in
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Stink Bugs of the Midwest (Unit = 100)
Sold in units of 100 - Buy in bulk, $ave on S&H This reference guide helps distinguish the brown marmorated stink bug from other bugs of the Midwest. Stink bugs are common insects found
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Small Open Beef Feedlots in Iowa -- a producer guide
Find ways to better manage feedlot manure and runoff and assess environmental impact. Includes practices that manage manure nutrients while protecting water quality. Explains how state and federal
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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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Alfalfa Management Guide
Learn how to achieve top yields to maximize profits. This 2011 edition offers the latest information and strategies for alfalfa establishment, production, and harvest. Includes many color photos and c
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Category 5, Aquatic Pest Control -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
Prepare for certification examinations in category 5, Aquatic Pest Control, by studying this manual. Full color images used throughout. This manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, IC
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Preserve the Taste of Summer - Canning and Freezing: Tomatoes
Put up tomatoes that are safe and flavorful using the USDA guidelines and tested recipes in this publication. Includes recommended processing times and trouble-shooting tips.
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Soybean Aphid Field Guide
A revised, 52-page pocket-sized guide (3-¾" x 6") for soybean producers and soybean agronomists containing soybean aphid biology, scouting and management information for Iowa. Includes color
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Creating an Entomology Project
You can do all kinds of projects with insects. This guide can help you zero in on what interests you. Gives directions to make an insect exhibit. Also find helpful images that show how to make a displ
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Let's Eat for the Health of It
Iowa customers only. Learn how to choose a healthy plate with these tips. Based on 2011 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, this booklet also provides information on cutting back on fats, added
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Small Meat Processor Business Planning Guide
This guidebook walks you through creating a business plan for a small meat processing facility. It uses a real business plan as an example. Use this guidebook to clearly state your business goals,
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Healthy Meals in a Hurry: Tips
Here's a 3-step plan to guide you to healthy meals that fit any schedule and cooking style. Takes you from stocking up on the basics to making convenience foods healthier and making choices that save
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Soybean Field Guide 2nd Edition
A revised, 67-page pocket-sized guide (3 ¾" x 6") for soybean producers and soybean agronomists to use in the identification of soybean pests and diseases in the Midwest. Color photos and ba
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Glove Use in Retail Foodservice Establishments -- What Managers Need to Know
Provides guidelines for using five types of gloves in a retail foodservice operation. Also includes teaching tips and an outline for a 30-minute in-service for staff.
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Heart Disease and You -- Facts About Risk Factors
Reduce your heart disease risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Use this guide to learn the risk factors you have and to estimate your risk of a heart attack in the next 10 years.
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Common Problems of Ash Trees
Many ash tree problems can be mistaken for emerald ash borer infestation. Before removal or needlessly treating with pesticides, use this diagnostic guide to distinguish emerald ash borer injury from
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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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Ornamental Water Features for the Midwest
Water gardens are appealing to many, but the climate in the Midwest presents some specific challenges. This book examines the many considerations to building a water garden in the Midwest and includes
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Herbicide Mode of Action
Understanding how herbicides work provides insight into how to use the chemicals and helps diagnose performance problems and related injury symptoms.
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Weed Identification Field Guide 2nd Edition
The Weed Identification Field Guide, 2nd Edition, is a revised and expanded pocket-sized guide (3-3/4" x 6") for farmers and agronomists to use for weed identification in Iowa corn and soybe
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Parenting Young Teens: Young Teen Development
Guide young teens through those uneasy, awkward times filled with so many changes — physical, emotional, social, and mental. Tips for understanding and helping young teens through this phase of life.
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Guide to Healthy Kids: What Parents Can Do
Banning the clean plate club is just one suggestion you’ll find in this guide to healthy eating habits for families.
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Iowa Meat Processors' Resource Guidebook
A Guide to Building, Upgrading or Expanding a Small Meat Processing Facility in Iowa.
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Organic Apple Production in Iowa
New and experienced organic apple growers will find recommendations in this guide for managing insect pests, diseases, and weeds. Tips about marketing opportunities also are included.
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Selecting a Grass Species for Iowa Lawns
No one type of grass species will thrive in all landscapes. Environmental conditions vary from one side of the state to the other. New, improved cultivars possess specific characteristics to counter t
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Concrete Specifications for Agriculture - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Specific recommendations for concrete guidelines for use in your agricultural business.
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Recipe Basics -- Measure Accurately, Substitute Wisely, Adjust Carefully
Provides basic tips for measuring, including common abbreviations and equivalents, plus possible ingredient substitutions and guidelines for reducing recipe quantities.
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Ricochet 1, 2 & 3 -- An Extreme 4H Leadership Adventure
This leadership curriculum uses adventure and experience to bring about learning. Each of the three modules provide 5 one-hour sessions. Middle school students will learn skills that prepare them fo
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Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual
The manual will be a valuable resource for organic farmers, educators, students, and professional advisors interested in the do’s, don’ts, how’s, and why’s of organic crop rotation. Crop Rotation on O
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Ask ISU About Plant and Insect Problems
Contact information for help with horticultural and field crop diseases; insects and insect damage; herbicide plant injury, herbicide use, and weed identification; home gardening information; and inj
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Private Pesticide Applicator Study Guide
This thorough manual covers information needed for private pesticide applicators. Topics include general information; pesticides and human health; pesticide handling and waste; application equipment a
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Guide for Year-Round Forage Supply
This publication will help you evaluate your current forage/livestock balance during the grazing season and explore alternative types of pastures or their management to achieve better pasture balance
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Inappropriate Food Exhibits for Iowa 4-H Fairs
Outlines guidelines for deciding whether a food exhibit is acceptable for Iowa 4-H fairs. Explains why some foods are not acceptable. Includes resource list and overview of general food safety princip
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Money Talk A Financial Guide for Women workbook
This workbook discusses financial basics, insurance, investing, retirement planning, and planning for life events. This practical, clearly written guidebook is the work of two certified financial pla
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Iowa Poultry Slaughter, Processing, and Sales Guidelines for Small-scale Producers
This publication is designed to help small-scale poultry producers in Iowa figure out poultry slaughter and processing regulations and their associated marketing limitations. A map and contact informa
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Beef and Pork Whole Animal Buying Guide
This full-color, coil-bound consumer-oriented guide explains buying pork and beef as whole animals (or portions thereof). Includes marketing terms and information on storage and handling, meat inspect
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Beef and Pork Whole Animal Buying Guide (black and white)
This black and white consumer-oriented guide explains buying pork and beef as whole animals (or portions thereof). Includes marketing terms and information on storage and handling, meat inspection and
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Guide to Designing a Small Red Meat Plant
This guide offers insights and formulas for planning the layout of a small-scale locker-type red-meat processing plant. Two model designs are presented and were created by an experienced meat plant co
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Resource Inventory Guide | Conservation Reserve Program: Issues and Options
Use this worksheet to inventory the resources you have to work with concerning your CRP land.
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Corn and Soybean Herbicide Chart
Repeated use of herbicides with the same site of action can result in the development of herbicides-resistant weed populations.
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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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Production Guide for Commercial Strawberries - Iowa Commercial Fruit Production Series
Provides tips to help evaluate local market potential plus guidelines for recommended cultural practices.
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Garden Tips Guidelines to Seasonal Chores -- Reiman Gardens
Learn to properly maintain your garden all year round. Includes information on what steps to take with your lawn, fruits, trees and shrubs, flowers, herbs, houseplants, and/or vegetables in the earl
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Prairie Investigators -- Using Plants and Animals to Uncover the Mystery of the Prairie
Biologists are detectives; they observe clues and interpret what they see. Use this guide to practice those skills and learn about the tall-grass prairie.
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Iowa Drainage Guide
This publication provides guidelines for drainage improvements installed on Iowa's agricultural land. It provides legal, soil management, and engineering information to farmers, engineers, contractor
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Storm Recovery Guide
This document was created by LSU AgCenter and has been adapted for use in Iowa by Iowa State University Extension, some sections that do not pertain to Iowa have been edited or deleted.
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Stabilized Stream and Pond Access Sites -- A Guide to Managing Pasture Water
Find out what might work for you regarding stabilized stream and pond access sites. Consider characteristics of the site, purposes of the structure, desired length of use, level of investment and av
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Off-Stream Water, Shade and Nutritional Supplementation to Modify Animal Behavior -- A Guide to Managing Pasture Water
Another way to manage pasture water for positive water quality is to modify animal behavior. Find out about providing off-stream water, shade, and nutritional supplementation.
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Streamside Buffers -- A Guide to Managing Pasture Water
A change in management or buffer establishment will alter dramatically the look and functioning of a riparian zone in just a few years. Find out how.
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Mitigating Air Emissions Conference Proceedings
A practical reference guide when considering air emissions mitigation strategies for animal feeding operation. Mitigating Air Emissions Conference Proceedings featured over 50 papers related to mit
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Houseplant Insect Control
Prevention is the first step in controlling houseplant insects. This web-only guide provides descriptions and photos of nine common houseplant pests plus suggestions for treatment.
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Conifer Species for Iowa -- Community Trees
With their ever-present foliage, conifers make excellent screens, windbreaks, and hedges and provide year-round visual interest. The included list of recommended conifers is a guide for homeowners and
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Pruning Trees: Shade, Flowering, and Conifer -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Discover the art and science of pruning with informative photos and detailed guidelines.
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Healthy Meals in a Hurry - 14 main dishes for now and later
Healthy Meals in a Hurry is currently under revision in order to align materials with the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released early in 2016. We expect to have a revised edition availab
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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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So You're Historian of Your Group...
Includes a checklist and guidelines for historians of 4H clubs.
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So You're News Reporter of Your Group...
Includes a checklist and guidelines for news reporters for 4H clubs.
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Flax Production Guidelines for Iowa
Flax for grain is beginning to be planted in Iowa again. Learn about rotation, planting, fertility, weed management, insect and disease control, and harvest.
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Community Tree Planting and Care Guide
Take this booklet, which includes the current recommendations of the Iowa Urban and Community Forest Council and Iowa State University, along as you plan, plant, and care for trees that will become to
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Home Landscape Planning Worksheet: 12 Steps to a Functional Design
This worksheet will guide you through the process of designing a functional landscape plan -- from gathering the right information to refining the preliminary design and selecting plants. Includes gr
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Fresh Vegetable Guide
This handy guide describes how to choose 27 favorite vegetables and also offers tips for basic storage and preparation.
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Estate Planning -- Money Mechanics
This publication can help you develop your estate plan by providing details on the process and explaining legal guidelines.
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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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Category 1D, Fruit and Vegetable Pest Management -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
To become certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 1D, study the information in this manual prior to your certification examinations. This category manual supplements information in the I
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Data Collection Worksheet for RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorous Index
This worksheet provides guidelines for using the computer program RUSLE2 (Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2) and for calculating the Iowa Phosphorous Index. These are needed in nutrient manageme
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A Guide to Plant Societies and Associations
This web only publication lists plant societies and associations located throughout the U.S.
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Sampling Your Drinking Water
If your drinking water comes from a private water supply, here are some guidelines to make sure your system is safe. Information includes what to test for, when to test, collecting the sample, and s
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Home Landscape -- Understanding the Basics of Landscape Design
Whether you want to do-it-yourself or are working with a professional, this guide offers a step-by-step approach to understanding the design process. Color photos and diagrams show how to use basic d
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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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The Garden Guide to Midwest Annuals and Perennials
An easy-to-carry guide (5" x 8 1/2") for home gardeners and visitors to public gardens in the Midwest. Color photos and basic information about growing 300 annual and perennial flowers, Buck roses, o
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Concepts and Rationale for Regional Nitrogen Rate Guidelines for Corn
This publication focuses on rates of nitrogen application in rain-fed conditions, and corn-soybean and corn-corn rotations. The information is designed primarily for agronomists and crop consultants,
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Feeding Small Grains to Swine
Barley, oats, rye, triticale, and wheat can be useful in swine feeding programs. This publication provides guidelines common to inclusion of these grains in swine diets, information specific to the
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Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers
This guide provides a general pasture management reference for livestock producers, agriculture advisors, and teachers and students. The color publication covers practices to increase production and r
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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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Video Companion: Rhythm of the Seasons...A Journey Beyond Loss
Viewer guide, with four activities, to increase personal and community action to prevent farm injuries.
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Annuals
This gardener's guide to annual flowers includes 106 plant descriptions plus 186 color photos. A comparison chart makes it easy to choose plants by height or flower color. Recommendations also are g
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So You're the Club Secretary...
If you are the secretary of your 4H club, check this publication for helpful guidelines and a sample of minutes.
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So You're the Club Recreation Leader...
If you are the recreation leader for your 4H club, this publication provides a checklist, guidelines, and additional resources.
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Setting Combines for Harvesting Best Quality Seed and Field Corn
A pocket guide for setting combines to harvest best quality seed and field corn with the least amount of grain damage.
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Setting Combines for Harvesting Best Soybean Seed Quality and Maximum Yield
A pocket guide for setting combines to harvest best soybean seed quality and maximum yield with the least amount of grain damage.
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Protecting Iowa's Rare and Endangered Plants
Find out how to protect Iowa's five endangered and threatened plants from herbicide damage.
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Management Guide for the Production of Switchgrass for Biomass Fuel in Southern Iowa
Switchgrass has become a biomass fuel crop for energy generation in southern Iowa. Use these guidelines to help minimize difficulty producing acceptable switchgrass stands in the seeding year.
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Solutions For Open Feedlot Operators: Developing Whole-Farm Nutrient Plans for Feedlots
Step-by-step guide to match nutrient needs with nutrient production.
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Music Project Guide -- 4-H and Youth Development
As you learn more about music, you probably will discover yourself enjoying it more. You can set your own goals for learning activities based on your interests and skills in music. As you set mus
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Corn Planting Guide
This publication will help you optimize yields by understanding planting date, depth, population, row spacing, and replant decisions.
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The Impact of Immigration on Small- to Mid-Sized Iowa Communities -- A Citizens' Guide for Change
Case studies of the impacts of immigration on the following Iowa communities: Columbus Junction, Lenox, Perry, and Marshalltown. Topics include housing, schools, social issues, health, language, merch
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Category 7B, Termite Control -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
To become certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 7B, Termite Control, study the information in this manual prior to your certification examinations.This category manual supplements info
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Forestry Reference Handbook
Pocket guide (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") regarding pesticides, timber contracts, various cost/time tables, trees per acre, stocking guides by tree, firewood information, and more.
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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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Weed Emergence Sequences: Knowledge to Guide Scouting and Control flyer
This flyer provides information on when weeds begin to emerge in order to help determine the appropriate time to scout fields and implement control tactics.
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Rental Agreements for Farm Buildings and Livestock Facilities -- The Separate Lease Form
This form can serve as a guide for owners and renters to develop an agreement to fit their farm rental situation.
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Home Propagation Techniques
Part of the fun of gardening is in starting your own plants. This illustrated guide summarizes what you need to know about propagating plants from seeds, cuttings, divisions of tuberous roots, ground
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Sprayer Calibration Reference Guide
This guide explains how to calibrate a field sprayer in five simple steps. Includes tables on speed conversion, theoretical coverage at various spray heights, and useful conversion factors.
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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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Mechanical Ventilation Design Worksheet for Swine Housing
Proper ventilation design helps ensure healthy and productive animals, healthy employees, and an efficient facility. This worksheet is intended to guide you through a simplified procedure for selecti
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Beef Feedlot Performance and Cost Monitoring program (Includes instructional manual: AGS-4 and CD-ROM, a non-returnable item)
An update of this software is coming soon!  We expect to have it available in 2015, so please check back. Additional information can be obtained about the program from the Iowa Beef Center&nbs
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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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Targeting Life Skills Training Packet
This is designed for someone teaching the Targeting Life Skill Model to others. Contains masters for color overheads of model and handouts for participant copies, training guide, and a poster.
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Bottle/Bucket Calf -- 4-H Youth Development
Youth (grades 4 - 6) and adult partners work together raising a calf, focusing on housing, nutrition, and health. This project guide allows youth to track goals, calf selection and purchase, housing a
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Timber Sale Contract
Outlines guidelines for a timber sale, including the seller's offer and buyer's agreement.
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Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Corn in Iowa
This pamphlet replaces all earlier guidelines for using the late-spring test for soil nitrate and all previous nitrogen fertilizer recommendations based on corn yield goals and credits for N supplied
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Diagnosing Tree Problems -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Guidelines for examining unhealthy trees and finding expert help.
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Beef Feedlot Performance and Cost Monitoring program -- Upgrade ONLY -- from DOS to Windows Version (CD-ROM & instructional manual)
An update of this software is coming soon!  We expect to have it available in early 2014, so please check back. Additional information can be obtained about the program from the Iowa Beef Cent
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Home * A * Syst: An Environmental Risk-Assessment Guide for the Home
Home*A*Syst helps homeowners and renters in rural and suburban areas assess properties for pollution and health risks. Chapters explain: Site assessment. Management of stormwater, drinking water, wel
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Nutrition Guidelines for Ostriches and Emus
The design of successful feeding programs for ostriches and emus is a special challenge to nutritionists and production managers. This publication offers suggestions.
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Reducing Herbicide Rates for Narrow-Row Soybeans
Reducing herbicide rates to take advantage of narrow-row soybeans’ earlier canopy may be a viable option for growers. See how using less than the recommended rates of herbicides with narrow-row soyb
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Kentucky Bluegrass Lawns - Turfgrass Management Calendar
This management calendar is a guide for maintaining turfgrass and diagnosing turfgrass problems in central Iowa. Includes eleven different management areas and tips to adjust calendar for southern or
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Thermal Environmental Guidelines for Swine Housing - Livestock Industry Facilities and Environment
Optimal temperature ranges for pigs through the life cycle.
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A Guide to Heat Stress in Agriculture
This guide provides a basic step-by-step program to control heat stress. Information on heat stress and illnesses as well as first aid measures to treat such illnesses also is included.
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Enhancing Wildlife Habitats
This two-color sourcebook offers specific guidelines for enhancing habitats of woodcock, ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and other animals. It covers forest wildlife ecology, habitats,
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Category 7F, Antifouling Paints -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
Handle and apply pesticides in a safe and efficient manner with the help of this guide for using tributyltin (TBT) paint. This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, IC 0445,
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Swine Farrowing Handbook
Planning, design factors, animal environment, manure management, utilities, construction, and remodeling are major topics of this work. Concepts from nine MWPS farrowing building plans plus space use
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Composting to Reduce the Waste Stream
Intended for home composters and educational programs, this guide contains figures, tables, and diagrams clarifying the details of home composting. An appendix provides step-by-step instructions for
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Home Buyer's Guide
Covered are: Sources of information and assistance. Financing. Location. Floor plan evaluation. Inspection. Environmental safety assessment. Unifying aspects of purchase.
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My Heritage - Citizenship - Year 5
My Heritage helps members learn about family heritage through developing a family tree. The accompanying leaders guide is: 4H 0282 LDR - Exploring Citizenship
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Fire Control in Livestock Buildings
Information to ensure that livestock buildings are constructed and equipped to minimize fire danger is presented in this two-color, illustrated guide.
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My Government -- Unit VI (Youth) for Seniors -- Year 6
My Government focuses on the government systems, laws, and voting. Becoming a good citizen includes understanding the government. The accompanying leaders guide is: 4H 0282 LDR - Exploring Citizenship
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My World -- Exploring Citzenship Unit VII (Youth) for Seniors -- Year 7
My World focuses on International topics and cultural diversity. This unit of the 4-H Citizenship project is designed to help you develop skills in relating with youth and adults from varied backgroun
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My Community -- Exploring Citzenship Unit IV
My Community opens the doors for community understanding and involvement. The accompanying leaders guide is: The accompanying leaders guide is: 4H 0282 LDR - Exploring Citizenship
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My Clubs and Groups -- Exploring Citizenship Unit III (Youth) for Juniors -- Year 3
My Clubs and Groups helps 4-H members learn to function in organized groups so that they can be more effective participants. The accompanying leaders guide is: 4H 0282 LDR - Exploring Citizenship
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Exploring Citizenship -- Leader's Guide
The Helper's Guide will help you support youth set goals and complete activities, as well as providing resources for the member's to use in completing the series.
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Me, My Family and My Friends -- Exploring Citizenship Unit I
Me, My Family & My Friends focuses on self identity, self-acceptance, and relations with family and friends. The accompanying leaders guide is: 4H 0282 LDR - Exploring Citizenship
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My Neighborhood -- Exploring Citizenship Unit II
My Neighborhood is focused beyond the family and friends and goes into the neighborhood and school. The accompanying leaders guide is: 4H 0282 LDR - Exploring Citizenship
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