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So You're the Club Treasurer
Educational support for 4-H Club Treasurers.
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4-H Youth Development - Yearly 4-H Summary
The yearly summary is for summarizing your 4-H and out-of-4-H experiences for the year.

This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Youth and 4-H - Basic 4-H Project Record
Project records document your goals and achievements in a project area.

This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Youth and 4-H - Experienced 4-H Project Area Record
Project area records document your goals and achievements in a project area.

This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Youth and 4-H - Advanced 4-H Project Area Record
Project area records document your goals and achievements in a project area.

This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Meeting the Needs of Youth - Tips for 4-H Volunteers
4-H volunteers can support the positive and successful development of all youth. Youth Development research emphasizes the importance of meeting four basic human needs: belonging, mastery, independence and generosity. It’s clear that youth whose needs are met in positive ways are likely to grow into good citizens and contributing members of their families and communities.
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Vegetable Garden Project Worksheet -- Iowa 4-H Youth Development


This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Color wheel
Use this publication to select colors or review concepts such as hue, value, and intensity. Use this resource for 4-H project area learning that involves design, including gardening, clothing, home improvement, or visual arts.
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Leading Communities: A Place-based Leadership Program
Leading Communities guides you toward:
  • Understanding your community
  • Identifying local issues
  • Making community decisions
  • Building social collaboration
  • Working together effectively
  • Making it happen!
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Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Foliar Diseases
This publication shows fungicide efficacy ratings for control of major soybean foliar diseases. Information was developed by the North Central Regional Committee on Soybean Diseases (NCERA-137). This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Seedling Diseases
This publication contains information about how well fungicide seed treatments control soybean seedling diseases in the United States. Information was developed by members of the Identification and Biology of Seedling Pathogens of Soybean project and the North Central Regional Committee on Soybean Diseases (NCERA-137). This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Goss's Bacterial Wilt and Blight
This publication examines the symptoms and signs of Goss's bacterial wilt and blight of corn, conditions that favor the disease, the disease cycle, and how Goss's wilt differs from other plant problems that may look similar. Information on disease management and yield losses are also included. The publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the United States and Ontario.. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Wheat Diseases
This publication shows fungicide efficacy ratings for control of certain wheat foliar diseases. Information was developed by the North Central Regional Committee on Management of Small Grain Diseases (NCERA-184). This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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Phosphorus and Potassium Tissue Testing in Corn and Soybean
Interest in the use of tissue testing for phosphorus and potassium fertility diagnostics in corn and soybean has increased in recent years. However, to date there has been no phosphorus and potassium tissue test interpretations published by Iowa State University. This publication provides the first interpretation guidelines for using tissue testing for these nutrients in corn and soybean.
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Use of the End-of-Season Corn Stalk Nitrate Test in Iowa Corn Production
A comprehensive update of PM 1584 (Cornstalk Testing to Evaluate Nitrogen Management). This new publication details how to use the end-of-season plant test to provide information on nitrogen supply to corn for the season that just ended. It details how to sample and interpret test results in order to make more informed nitrogen application decisions.
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Category 3 G, Greenhouse Pest Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual has been developed for individuals who want to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Category 3G - Greenhouse Pest Management.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.

The newly revised Category 3 - Greenhouse Pest Management manual covers the plant pathogens, insects and mites, and weeds common in Iowa’s greenhouse settings, and the various strategies used in managing these pests. The 175-page manual was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with four-color pictures and detailed pest information, this descriptive work will not only assist persons in preparing to take the Category 3G - Greenhouse certification examination, but will also serve as a reference for applicators and industry support personnel. CS15

Note: The previous Category 3 manual included Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management. This material was considered distinctly different from Greenhouse pests. CS 15A - Category 3 OT, Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management was developed as a separate manual and is now available for purchase.
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Insect Galls on Trees and Shrubs
Galls are distinctive swellings or abnormal growths of plant tissue caused by an attack of a living organism. This publication discusses tree and shrub galls caused by insects and mites. It talks about the damage galls create and how they can be controlled. It also provides a detailed list of common galls and gallmarkers that includes color photos.

Previously known as IC 0417.
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Monarch Seed Mix High Diversity
This publication contains a high diversity seed mix developed by the Iowa State University Monarch Research Team for research purposes.

All species are perennials native to Iowa.
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The Sweet Lives of Honey Bees
This colorful, interactive infographic provides a look into the life of a honey bee. Beekeeper Ben guides readers through information on beehives, types of honey bees, bee jobs, planting flowers for bees and harvesting honey.

Created through a partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Honey Producers Association.
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Improving Your Farm Lease Contract
This publication provides information to use when creating a farm lease contract.

Sections include:
  • Reasons for farm leases
  • Factors that influence leasing terms
  • Evaluating the farm lease agreement
  • Common types of leases used in Iowa and their main characteristics
  • Potential advantages and disadvantages of different types of leases, and
  • Key areas of decision making
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Flexible Farm Lease Agreements
This publication provides information needed to develop flexible farm lease agreements, where the actual rent is not determined until after the crop is harvested. Included is a flexible lease agreement worksheet and multiple examples.
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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates, 1994-2018
Iowa Farmland Rental Rates, 1994-2018, provides an update of cropland rental rates in Iowa.

Cropland rental rates averaged $231 per acre in 2018, showing no change from 2017. Cash rent for pastures averaged $54 per acre in 2018, also the same as 2017. Rent as a percentage of land value was 2.9 percent for cropland and 1.7 percent for pasture. Prepared from data collected from the USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service.
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2017 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns
Provides detailed costs and returns to well-managed, full-time Iowa farms. The values presented are averages. Topics covered include assets and liabilities, income and expenses, efficiency factors, crop and livestock production, and more.
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Pricing Forage in the Field
This publication provides an explanation of how to price forage in the field. It includes details on corn silage, oats, hay and haylage, and cornstalks and examples for each.
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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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Survey of Iowa Leasing Practices, 2017
This publication discusses the characteristics of Iowa farmland leases, including regional differences, based on a survey conducted every five years.
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Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2018 Survey
Typical cash rental rates for high, medium, and low quality cropland, as well as land devoted to hay production, oats, pasture, and cornstalk grazing. This information can be useful in comparing rental rates among counties and farms of different levels of productivity.
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Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey 1982-2017: A Thirty-five Year Perspective
Farmland is arguably a farmer's single largest investment item, a major source of collateral, and a key component of the farmer's debt portfolio. As a result, changes in the farmland market and the implications for farmland owners, tenants, and beginning farmers are of interest to policymakers, landowners, producers, and researchers. Using a statistically representative sample of Iowa landowners in July 2017, this study provides an update to the Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure survey series and a 35-year perspective on many aspects of land ownership, land tenure, and land transitions.

Previously known as PM 1983.
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Optimal Aronia Berry Harvest
Aronia berries are a super-fruit that are becoming more intriguing to consumers, farmers and researchers. This publication discusses research conducted by Iowa State University into aronia berry production in Iowa.
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Checklist for Retail Purchasing of Local Produce
This checklist is designed for buyers of food service operations to begin the conversation with small-scale local growers about good agricultural practices and food safety.

Replaces PM 2046A.
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2019 Garden Calendar - Gardens through the Seasons
Gardens are integral parts of home landscapes. Gardens provide beauty in the form of colorful flowers, fruit, foliage, and bark. The beauty of gardens is enhanced by snow, blue skies, birds, and butterflies. Gardens also provide fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables. Nothing beats the taste of freshly harvested strawberries, cherries, sweet corn, tomatoes, apples, and other produce. While most garden activities are centered around the growing season, gardens are enjoyable throughout the year.

The large calendar grid offers space to create a gardening journal to record the progress of your own garden. Refer to the monthly tips that provide timely cultural information for fruits and vegetables, lawn care recommendations, tree and shrub guidance, and other information. Whether it be flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, or turfgrass, this annual calendar provides tips on a variety of topics so that you can easily know what task should be completed next in your own garden.



Be sure to order enough copies for yourself and for an early start to holiday gift shopping!
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Growing Annuals in Containers
Container gardens are a great way to grow plants in limited spaces. Look here for tips on choosing containers and plants, as well as tips on maintenance.
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Growing and Using Basil
Basil is a member of the mint family with an aroma like mint and tea. Learn about its history, uses, culture, harvesting, preparation, and the different basil varieties.
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Peppers
Learn about different pepper cultivars, planting, potential problems, harvesting and storage, and pepper hotness in your home garden.
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Onions
Onions are easy to grow and often yield well. This publication includes details about onion cultivars, planting, maintenance, harvest, and storage.

Replaces PM 1889.
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Potatoes
The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world. Publication discusses potato cultivars and their uses, planting, care, potential problems, and short and long-tern harvest and storage.
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Cole Crops
Cole crops is the general term used to describe broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, and kohlrabi. Learn about cole crop cultivars, planting, yields, care during the growing season, potential problems, and harvest and storage.
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Sweet Corn
Plant breeders over the past decade have significantly improved sweet corn quality. Read about sweet corn types, cultivars, planting, pollination, fertilization, care, and harvest and storage plus information about growing baby corn.

Previously known as PM 1891. PM1891
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Tomatoes
As the most popular vegetable in the home garden, tomatoes are low in calories and high in vitamin C and antioxidants. This publication addresses the variety of tomato shapes, sizes and colors with suggestions for Iowa gardens based on color, size, shape, growth habit (determinate or indeterminate), and name. Also includes detailed information about planting, spacing, fertilizing, training, yields, harvesting, and storage, including tips on how to ripen end-of-season green tomatoes.

Previously known as PM 0608.
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Targeted Pest Management: Phenological Growth Guide for Grapevines
This publication provides a timetable for pest emergence in Iowa and what pesticides can be used in Iowa's vineyards. Designed to be printed and carried with you in the field, this publication is oriented to be folded in half to fit easily into a glove box, folder or pocket.
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Conversation Cards/Tarjetas de conversación (Unit=40 cards in box)
Forty cards (3.5" x 2") containing conversation starters for families to use at mealtime, in the car, or on other occasions. Both English and Spanish languages appear on the cards.

Conversation cards can also be used with the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.


Previously known as: EDC 0248 SET
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Food Safety at the Farmers Market
Following safe practices while operating a farmers market booth is critical to the success of your business. This infographic provides best practices to follow to keep your products safe at the farmers market.
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Grazing Opportunities with Cereal Rye
Cereal rye is commonly used in cow-calf production to extend the grazing season, provide early spring forage or as an emergency area for spring calving during inclement weather. This publication sets out best management practices for successfully grazing cereal rye.
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Managing Cattle Health Issues When Grazing Cover Crops
Cover crops can offer excellent feed value when properly incorporated into beef cattle diets. However, common cover crop species sometimes pose potential health issues.

This publication looks at small grains; brassicas; sorghum, sorghum-sudangrass and sudangrass; and legumes to provide common health issues that can be found when using those types of feed and provides tips for grazing beef cattle.
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Internal Parasites in Grazing Ruminants
Grazing animals are exposed to parasites throughout the grazing season. Both external and internal parasites can infest ruminants and impact health and performance of grazing livestock. This publication discusses best management practices for controlling parasites through pasture management, treating cattle with a dewormer and managing resistance.
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Fly Control in Ruminants
Flies can negatively impact livestock performance in both grazing and confinement settings. Flies reduce growth performance, reduce milk production, and disrupt grazing behavior. This publication provides information to help producers identify flies and provides ways to manage them in both pastures and feedlots.
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Iowa Government Finance Initiative (IGFI) - Debt Analysis Report - FYE 2017
This Community Specific Debt Analysis digital report will:

  • Improve your understanding of your community tax base, especially related to property.
  • Increase in your understanding about local government debt considering demographic and economic changes.
  • Provide community specific debt analysis including existing levels of long-term debt, debt capacity, potential for future debt, and debt service.
  • Highlight best practices for local government debt management.
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Soybean Aphid Field Guide - 2nd Edition
A revised, 62-page pocket-sized guide (3-¾" x 6") for soybean producers and soybean agronomists containing information on soybean aphid biology, scouting and integrated pest management for Iowa and other North Central states.

This guide includes 60 color photos, multiple illustrations and charts, and updated information about soybean aphid.

Printed copies are a durable, weather-safe format.
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What's Your Herbicide's Risk Level
The risk of weeds developing resistance to a herbicide site of action is determined both by how the herbicide is used by the applicator and also by the frequency of resistance mutation in weeds. The more a site of action is relied on, the greater the risk of resistance, regardless of the frequency of resistance.
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Iowa Retail Initiative
Iowa Retail Initiative (IRI) Program: Equip your local independent retailers, invest in your local economy.

Our 3-part program:
  • IRI Champions workshop provides training and resources for the community and small business supporters.
  • IRI Coaching works directly with retailers tackling the obstacles preventing business growth.
  • IRI Snapshots trains local leaders to assess information about their retail districts, mapping, and decision-making.
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Marketing Hometown America
  • What makes your community unique, healthy, and alive?
  • Is your community ready to create your vision to grow?
  • Are you excited about recruiting new residents?
  • Does your community need a focused marketing plan?
If YES, your community is ready to take ACTION!
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Increasing the Capacity of a Local Food Hub to Service School District Nutrition Programs
By partnering with a food hub, a school district can significantly increase its local food purchases. This publication provides information from a pilot program used to grow farm to school purchases in northwest Iowa. The scope, design and implementation of the project are all covered in detail.
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Summary of Northeast Iowa Farm to School Processing Pilot, 2014-2015
A research project conducted in 2014-15 tested the benefits of a partnership between area school districts and the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative's (FFI) Iowa Food Hub - a non-profit food aggregator and distributor. This publication provides information on the project and discusses challenges faced and opportunities available in providing fresh, local foods to Iowa schools.
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ISU Extension and Outreach Red 5-gallon bucket
These heavy duty 5-gallon sturdy plastic buckets made their debut at the 2018 Iowa State Fair. Want one for yourself? Get them here!!

Whether you are a Master Gardener, 4-H'er working on some projects, or a weekend warrior DIY-ing with home improvements - these buckets can help you accomplish your project(s).


Pick up at the Extension Store's Distribution Center in Ames is encouraged as postage may be abnormally high to send this product.

*contents displayed in image not included with bucket.
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Preserve the Taste of Summer - Promotional Brochure (Unit=25)
Home food preservation isn't difficult, but it does require following specific directions exactly. Find out about Extension's Preserve the Taste of Summer program, including resources, online lessons, and hands-on workshops throughout the state of Iowa.
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European Corn Borer - Ecology and Management and Association with other Corn Pests
Agriculture in North America has been dramatically influenced by crops and pests carried by humans, either intentionally or accidentally into the region. Corn, or maize, probably originated in Central America. It was a staple crop of many Native Americans and was grown in dozens of shapes and colors. The European corn borer originated in Eurasia and was accidentally introduced into North America. This insect readily adopted corn as a host and has since caused hundreds of millions of dollars in crop losses.

This publication is an update of the 1996 version published by the North Central Region.

Large quantity discounts (50 and 100 copies+) are available. To inquire, please contact us by email (extstore@iastate.edu) or calling (515)294-5247.
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Farmer's Tax Guide: For use in preparing 2018 Returns
This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming.
(www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p225.pdf)

Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.

The explanations and examples in this publication reflect the Internal Revenue Service's interpretation of tax laws enacted by Congress, Treasury regulations, and court decisions. However, the information given does not cover every situation and is not intended to replace the law or change its meaning. This publication covers subjects on which a court may have made a decision more favorable to taxpayers than the interpretation of the Service. Until these differing interpretations are resolved by higher court decisions, or in some other way, this publication will continue to present the interpretation of the Service.

For more publications visit: IRS Publications Online
(www.irs.gov/publications)

If you would like to order a hard copy they are available through the IRS Forms and Publications by U.S. Mail website
(www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/forms-and-publications-by-us-mail)
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Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Nematode Sample Submission Form
Download and use this form when submitting soil samples for nematode identification and counts.

This form is for soybean cyst nematode egg counts, nematodes on corn, turfgrass nematodes, nematodes found in vegetable or fruit crop fields, as well as home gardens. Also includes instructions on collecting and shipping plant and soil samples for nematode analysis at the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic.
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Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Sample Submission Form
Download and use this form when submitting a plant problem (plant disease or insects/mites on plants), an insect for identification, a plant for identification, or a mushroom for identification.

This form consolidates and replaces:
  • PIDC 0031
  • PIDC 0033
  • PIDC 0042
  • PIDC 0043


PIDC 31 PIDC 33 PIDC 42 PIDC 43 PIDC31 PIDC33 PIDC42 PIDC43
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Biting - Understanding Children
Biting is quite common among young children. Learn possible reasons for your child’s biting and what you can do to help change this behavior.
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Replacement Strategies for Farm Machinery
Analysis of four general replacement strategies, plus alternatives to acquiring machinery. Also includes info on income tax considerations.
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Heat Stress in Beef Cattle
Heat stress is a recurring issue for most areas where cattle feeding occurs. Proper planning can provide effective mitigation strategies and minimize death loss during heat events. This publication provides guidance for identifying and managing heat stress in feedlot cattle.
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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 minimize pesticide exposure of applicators and other workers is important.
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Understanding Pesticide Labels
This publication is designed to inform the general public of how to understand labels of pesticide products used to control pests in the landscape or inside buildings.
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Home and Garden Pesticide Guidelines
Pesticides can be valuable garden tools, but they must be selected and applied with personal and environmental safety in mind. This publication discusses when to use a pesticide, which pesticide is best and how to apply, store and dispose of pesticides safely.
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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - Elected Officials
City councils or county boards of supervisors are the primary policy-making entities responsible for setting the direction of the community’s government. These policies address how land in the community is to be used in the future.

This Fact Sheet addresses three important functions:
  • Adopting plans and ordinances
  • Approving development proposals
  • Making appointments to boards, commissions and, in some communities, staff positions.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - Planning Commission
The planning commission primarily acts in an advisory capacity to the elected body. The commission studies issues, oversees the preparation of plans and ordinances, and reviews and advises on development proposals. The Iowa Code spells out two specific responsibilities for the planning commission related to the development and maintenance of the zoning ordinance.

This Fact Sheet addresses Iowa Code and other responsibilities:
  • Prepare the Zoning Ordinance – Iowa Code
  • Review and Recommend Zoning Amendments and Updates – Iowa Code
  • Other Zoning-related Responsibilities
  • Other Responsibilities

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Being an Effective Planning Commission
Because of its status as an advisory body, the role of the planning commission is often not well understood by citizens, others in local government, or even the commissioners themselves. This frequently leads to isolation or marginalization of the commission. What can the commission do for itself to ensure relevance and effectiveness? This Fact Sheet offers some tips and references.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - The Zoning Board of Adjustment
Iowa Code §§ 335.15 (counties) and 414.12 (cities) provide identical mandates for zoning boards of adjustment. These statutes are very specific in limiting the functions of the board of adjustment to (1) hearing appeals of decisions made by the zoning administrator, (2) granting or denying special exceptions (also referred to as "special uses" or "conditional uses"), and (3) granting or denying variances. This Fact Sheet discusses each of these issues.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - The Zoning Administrator
The availability of staff to assist in performing planning and zoning functions varies widely from community to community. At a minimum, every community that has adopted a zoning ordinance must have an official charged with the administration of the ordinance. The zoning administrator is typically the first contact for citizens applying for any type of permit required by the zoning ordinance. This Fact Sheet outlines the principal duties of the zoning administrator.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - The Purpose of the Comprehensive Plan
The comprehensive plan, also known as a general plan, master plan or land use plan, is a document designed to guide the future actions of a city or county. The comprehensive plan also presents a vision for the future with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government. This includes guidance on how to make decisions on public and private land development proposals. This Fact Sheet discusses the functions of the city or county comprehensive plan.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Iowa Smart Planning Principles - Iowa Code 18B.1
State agencies, local governments, and other public entities shall consider and may apply the principles included in this fact sheet during deliberation of all appropriate planning, zoning, development and resource management decisions. Note: Nothing in this section shall be construed to expand the eminent domain authority of a state agency, local government, or other public entity beyond that which is authorized under chapter 6A or 6B of the Iowa Code.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Thirteen Elements of a Comprehensive Plan from the Iowa Smart Planning Law - Iowa Code 18B.2
Subsection 2: A municipality [meaning a city or county] shall consider the smart planning principles under section 18B.1 and may include the following elements, if applicable, when developing or amending a comprehensive plan under chapter 335 or chapter 414 or when developing or amending other local land development regulations.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Process for Adopting a Comprehensive Plan Added to Iowa Code by SF 2389, 2010
This Fact Sheet includes the changes to Iowa Code 335.5 and Iowa Code 414.3, both related to the process for adoption of a comprehensive plan.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - The Zoning Ordinance
This Fact Sheet discusses the zoning ordinance as the primary mechanism for implementing the policies of the comprehensive plan. The two parts comprising the zoning ordinance include the zoning map and zoning text. Both documents together technically constitute the zoning ordinance and must be kept current at all times. Learn more about these two critical documents in this publication.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Spot Zoning
What is spot zoning? How does it occur? Learn more from this publication in the planing and zoning series.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Nonconforming Uses
A nonconforming use is generally defined as "a land use or structure that was legal when established, but does not conform to the restrictions of the current zoning ordinance." This creates a "nonconforming use" that can actually cover several situations, including nonconforming uses, lots, and structures. This fact sheet contains an overview of these issues.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Special Uses and Conditional Uses (Special Exceptions)
The Board of Adjustment has the power to "hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the ordinance upon which the board is required to pass under such ordinance" (Iowa Code §§ 335.15 (counties) and 414.12 (cities)).

The terms "special use," "use exception" and "conditional use" are frequently found in zoning ordinances, and are discussed in this planning and zoning fact sheet.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Variances
A variance is an authorization to allow a landowner to do something that is generally forbidden by the ordinance. In order to be granted a variance, the applicant carries the burden of proving to the board that strict enforcement of the terms of the ordinance will inflict an unnecessary hardship on the landowner. This fact sheet discusses the primary tests the landowner must satisfy for a variance and guidelines from the Iowa courts.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Rules of Decorum for Audience at Board of Adjustment Hearings
Although the public hearing process is governed by certain rules, the Board of Adjustment strives to conduct hearings in a relaxed and informal manner. This fact sheet discusses the rules of decorum for the audience/participants at public hearings and the process that occurs during the hearing.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - Conflicts of Interest
Acting as a public servant on an elected or appointed body requires loyalty to the public. Conflicts of interest arise when a public servant is in the position of deciding between public duty and private interests. This fact sheet discusses the two most common conflicts of interest and general guidance from the Iowa Supreme Court.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Planning and Zoning - A Pre-hearing Ethics Checklist
Elected officials, planning commissioners and board of adjustment members should review the attached list in advance of hearing every application brought by a landowner to judge whether a situation might be present that would prevent them from taking part in the case. Should you recuse yourself from the proceedings? Follow this checklist to find out.

Planning and Zoning workshops are presented throughout the state of Iowa by Community and Economic Development Extension and Outreach’s Local Governments team. Information on these workshops and other programs can be found at: www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/programs-and-services
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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Co-branded Tabletop Display

Tabletop display to promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) in your community. Includes retractable table top stand.

Partner agency/organization/university may submit one logo (.eps format) to co-brand the display banner in the lower right corner under a "Brought to you by" heading.

Viewable area: 11.75 in. x 20 in.

Estimated cost:

  • Customization (add one partner logo): $59.00/hr. Estimated 0.25 hr.
  • Banner printing + table top stand: $73.00 
  • Labor for assembly: $59.00/hr. Estimated 0.25 hr.
  • Plus shipping and handling costs

To order:

Contact Lorraine Peterson, (515) 294-0001 at ISU Printing Services. Reference the SF 167C - SFP 10-14 co-branded tabletop display.

Please allow 3 weeks for printing and delivery.

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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 - Tabletop Display

Tabletop display to promote the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) in your community. Includes retractable table top stand.

Viewable area: 11.75 in. x 20 in.

Estimated cost:

  • Banner printing + table top stand: $73.00
  • Labor for assembly: $59.00/hr. Estimated 0.25 hr.
  • Plus shipping and handling costs

To order: Contact Lorraine Peterson, (515) 294-0001 at ISU Printing Services. Reference the SF 168C - SFP 10-14 tabletop display.

Please allow at least 3 weeks for printing and delivery.

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2017 Survey of Specialty Crop Growers in Ohio
This is part of a series of three technical reports (Michigan, Ohio and combined Michigan and Ohio) present the findings of a 2017 random sample survey of 881 Ohio and Michigan specialty crop growers. Specialty crop growers' farm characteristics, marketing channels and revenue sources, perceptions of weather and climate impacts on their production systems, production and conservation practices; grower decisions, and demographics are presented in tables and figures. These data will be of interest to specialty crop growers, local food hub coordinators, farmers market managers and vendors, and grower cooperatives developing local and regional markets as well as cooperative extension educators, crop advisors and farm leaders who offer educational support and resources to growers on managing production systems under variable and extreme weather and shifting climatic conditions.

This publication is the result of a multi-state research project involving Iowa State University, Rutgers, University of Michigan Water Center and USDA Midwest Climate Hub.
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2017 Survey of Specialty Crop Growers in Michigan
This is part of a series of three technical reports (Michigan, Ohio and combined Michigan and Ohio) present the findings of a 2017 random sample survey of 881 Ohio and Michigan specialty crop growers. Specialty crop growers' farm characteristics, marketing channels and revenue sources, perceptions of weather and climate impacts on their production systems, production and conservation practices; grower decisions, and demographics are presented in tables and figures. These data will be of interest to specialty crop growers, local food hub coordinators, farmers market managers and vendors, and grower cooperatives developing local and regional markets as well as cooperative extension educators, crop advisors and farm leaders who offer educational support and resources to growers on managing production systems under variable and extreme weather and shifting climatic conditions.

This publication is the result of a multi-state research project involving Iowa State University, Rutgers, University of Michigan Water Center and USDA Midwest Climate Hub
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2017 Survey of Specialty Crop Growers in Michigan and Ohio
Three technical reports (Michigan, Ohio and combined Michigan and Ohio) present the findings of a 2017 random sample survey of 881 Ohio and Michigan specialty crop growers. Specialty crop growers' farm characteristics, marketing channels and revenue sources, perceptions of weather and climate impacts on their production systems, production and conservation practices; grower decisions, and demographics are presented in tables and figures. These data will be of interest to specialty crop growers, local food hub coordinators, farmers market managers and vendors, and grower cooperatives developing local and regional markets as well as cooperative extension educators, crop advisors and farm leaders who offer educational support and resources to growers on managing production systems under variable and extreme weather and shifting climatic conditions.

This product is the result of a multi-state research project involving Iowa State University, Rutgers, University of Michigan Water Center and USDA Midwest Climate Hub.
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Healthy & Homemade Meals: 2019 Nutrition and Fitness Calendar
A 12-month, 11" x 17" full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including cheesy chicken casserole, zucchini hummus wraps, frozen pudding sandwiches, golden corn bread, mushroom quinoa, slow cooker roast, and more!

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

Additional information about the 2019 Healthy & Homemade calendar is available at: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/nutrition-calendar/
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Saludable y Casero: Calendario de nutricion y actividad fisica 2019 (Spanish Nutrition Calendar)
A 12-month, 11" x 17" full color wall calendar featuring healthy recipes, including cheesy chicken casserole, zucchini hummus wraps, frozen pudding sandwiches, golden corn bread, mushroom quinoa, slow cooker roast, and more!

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

Additional information about the 2019 Healthy & Homemade calendar is available at: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/nutrition-calendar/
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Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer
Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a neurological disease infecting wild white-tailed deer in Iowa and throughout North America. This article reviews the most relevant and up-to-date scientific information about the disease and provides recommendations for addressing this emerging challenge in Iowa.

Learn more about CWD from this video:



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Mammals of Iowa Field Guide
This guide is a comprehensive reference to the basic ecology and identification of Iowa’s wild mammals. The 132 page booklet contains full species account for 57 species found in Iowa today, and supplemental material about extirpated or rare species, living alongside mammals and scaled comparisons highlighting the wide variety of shapes and sizes of Iowa’s mammals. Species accounts feature photos, range maps that highlight county distributions in the state, and information on the identification, habitats, breeding behavior and diets of each species.

Development of the Field Guide to Mammals of Iowa was a collaborative project between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Funding for the development of the guide was provided through grants from the Wildlife Diversity Program and the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program of the Iowa DNR.
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Iowa Bats
Bats are an important part of Iowa's ecosystem. This infographic provides a look at the different bat species that can be found in Iowa, along with information on their diet, habitat and threats to their survival. Management practices that can preserve bat habitat are also discussed.
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Performance-based Environmental Management - The Hewitt Creek Model
Find out more about this environmentally sound and economically practical watershed management model -- as farm operators and citizens cooperate.
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Questions and Answers about Saturated Buffers for the Midwest
A saturated buffer is an edge-of-field conservation practice that removes nitrate from subsurface tile drainage water before it enters ditches, streams, and other surface waters. When properly sited and installed, a saturated buffer will remove nitrate whenever the tile is flowing and requires little annual maintenance to ensure effective operation.

This publication provides information from researchers across the Midwest who are addressing the benefits, costs and other issues related to saturated buffers through the "Transforming Drainage" project.
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