Remaining Time: 1:59:59
Remaining Time:
Timeout Warning
Your shopping cart will expire in
Redirecting to the homepage...
Extending your session...
An error has occurred,
redirecting to the homepage...
Loading...
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.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate
This publication guides owners and renters through multiple approaches to determining cash rental rates. Included is a cropland cash rent worksheet, examples, and additional considerations when leasing farmland.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2024 Survey
The cash rental rate survey of farmers, landowners, agricultural lenders, and professional farm managers asks their best judgements on 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 as a reference point for farms of different levels of productivity.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Drainage Water Recycling for Crop Production and Water Quality in Iowa
Drainage water recycling has shown strong potential as a practice that both boosts crop production and improves water quality. Storage and recycling of drainage water can help create cropping systems that are more resilient to climate risks and provide long-term sustainability. Increased water storage can potentially provide other benefits, depending on design and management, such as wildlife habitat and flood peak reduction.

Available from the Iowa Soybean Association.
[more]
Winter Camelina: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The winter camelina factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Radish: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The radish factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Rapeseed: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The rapeseed factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Buckwheat: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The buckwheat factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Sunflower: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The sunflower factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Annual Ryegrass: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The annual ryegrass factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Sorghum Sudangrass: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The sorghum sudangrass factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Crimson Clover: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The crimson clover factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Red Clover: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The red clover factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Cowpea: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The cowpea factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Hairy Vetch: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The hairy vetch factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Notice of Timber for Sale
This publication is an example template for a notice of timber sale announcement – a key document in the process of selling timber. This document provides potential timber buyers with information required to bid on standing timber.

Previously known as PM 413A.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Timber Sale Contract
This publication is an example template for timber sale contracts, and includes key points and terminology for private landowners who are considering selling timber.

Previously known as PM 413B.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Safety in Your Child Care Environment - Essentials Child Care
Best practices and recommendations for creating a safe environment to prevent injuries in the child care environment. Includes a safety checklist for falls, choking, poisons, water safety and electrical hazards and information about active supervision to prevent accidents.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Emergency Preparedness - Essentials Child Care
Disasters are often unexpected and require quick thinking and action. Learn more about required emergency plans, emergency supply kits, and intruder alert protocol in the child care setting.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Transportation of Children - Essentials Child Care
Transportation is a key issue for child care programs. Learn about "buckle-up" policies and precautions, child car seat guidelines, and drive safety when transporting children.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases - Essentials Child Care
Germs spread person to person, person to object to person, animal to person, and insect to person. Learn about how to reduce the spread of germs and criteria for when it is appropriate to exclude a child due to illness or condition.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials - Essentials Child Care
Over 2 million human poison exposures are reported to poison centers each year. Children under 6 years of age account for over half of the reports. Learn about common causes and symptoms of poisoning and how to keep children safe from exposure.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Medication in Child Care - Essentials Child Care
Families often rely on child care providers and teachers to safely administer medications their children need to stay healthy. Learn about medication precautions, policies, and proper handling to ensure safe administration.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Managing Food Allergies - Essentials Child Care
Establish policies that support children in your care with food allergies. Learn about common food allergies and how to recognize and respond to allergic reactions.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Infant Safe Sleep - Essentials Child Care
Create safe sleep environments for children in your care. Learn how to choose the right equipment and about using "Back to Sleep" practices for sleep and "Tummy Time" practices for awake time.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome - Essentials Child Care
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a type of inflicted traumatic brain injury that happens when very young children are violently shaken. Learn about SBS risk factors, common patterns of excessive crying, and strategies for soothing a crying child.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Supporting Cultural Diversity - Essentials Child Care
Culture reflects a person's knowledge, beliefs, experiences, values, attitudes, language, and ethnicity. Learn how to help children relate positively to others who are both same and different from themselves.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Understanding Homelessness - Essentials Child Care
Explore how to support children and families who are experiencing homelessness. Learn about the challenges homeless families face and how regulations can impact child care enrollment requirements.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Understanding Child Development - Essentials Child Care
Every child is different, but children of the same age have many things in common. Knowing some of the ways children grow, develop, and learn will allow you to respond to children, plan your day, and arrange the environment for play and learning.

Developed as a resource to complement the Essentials Child Care Preservice Online Series for child care professionals.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
Marketing Local Foods in Iowa - Eggs
As new agriculture entrepreneurs consider producing and marketing food products and current producers seek new markets, they need to conduct preliminary research to determine if there are rules, regulations, certifications, or licenses required for their product or selected market. This publication will help determine the requirements for processing and selling eggs. The included flowchart will guide Iowa producers and processors to the appropriate state agencies or departments.
MarketingLocalFoodsinIowa
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Growing Herbs in a Container
Use these tips to grow herbs in containers!
[more]
Format
Price
Three Steps - PDF
$0.00
Three Steps (Spanish) - PDF
$0.00
Six Steps - PDF
$0.00
Six Steps (Spanish) - PDF
$0.00
The Signal -- Vibrant Clubs
This activity works on non-verbal communication between a team to reach a common goal.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Blindfold Maze -- Vibrant Clubs
This activity is designed to help improve communication and teamwork. It also helps to show the importance of giving clear directions.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Drive Vroom Skirt -- Vibrant Clubs
This game helps teach the youth concentration skills. The youth must pay attention to the other members, listen to their words, and watch what their hands are doing. If they mess up, they lose the game. Once there are two people left, the game is over. The individual’s goals are to get the other players to mess up and be the last two standing.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Stinging Bee -- Vibrant Clubs
This game is intended for individuals who do not know each other well. This teaches youth the importance of remembering details and making a good first impression.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Cross-contact and Allergens - Home Food Processors and Cottage Food Operators
Identifying major food allergens within food products is essential to meet labeling requirements for home-food processors and cottage-food operations in Iowa.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Regulations and Licensing - Home Food Processing Establishments
Iowa has laws and regulatory guidelines for residents who produce prepared food at home and directly distribute it to consumers. Regulations and licensing information have been updated following Iowa Code 137D and 137F.

Explore regulations and licensing requirements for Home-food Processing Establishments (HFPEs) in Iowa.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Creating an Eastern Deciduous Forest Food Web -- Vibrant Clubs
In every ecosystem, all living beings are connected. All species, from the smallest bacteria to the largest mammal, rely on one another. In each habitat, all species occupy their own specific niche or position within the system. The niche each species occupies is determined, in part, by the food they eat. A food web shows the connections between species based on the food(s) they eat. Like humans, most species will not eat the same food for every meal, meaning species may have multiple things they eat or multiple species that eat them.

In this activity, youth will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of food webs in an eastern deciduous forest ecosystem by creating their own webs and reflecting on what they came up with.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
How to Blanch and Freeze Vegetables
Learn how to freeze extra fresh vegetables with this simple two-page handout. This is ideal to distribute at food pantries and donation gardens.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF - English
$0.00
PDF - Spanish
$0.00
So You're the Club Treasurer
Congratulations! Iowa 4-H is proud of you for stepping into a club leadership position! As a 4-H club officer, you represent the 4-H Program--both in and out of your 4-H activities. Your fellow 4-H members will look up to you as you use your skills and abilities to lead with dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm. This guide will provide tips for effective leadership, a checklist for your role's tasks, and instructions on some of your most important officer duties.

For more information, please visit our club officer resources webpage.

Previously known as 4H 71D
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
2024 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others. The 2024 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is intended as a guide in determining custom rates. This information is based on 130 responses and 2,805 custom rates provided by Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa - 2024
This publication contains estimates of production costs for common livestock enterprises in Iowa. Estimates are intended to reflect average or above-average levels of management using common types of technology. Input prices reflect expected average price levels during the year.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Moving to a New Home -- Understanding Children
Moving to a new home creates challenges for children through new situations and strong emotions. Learn how different age groups might react to moving and what you can do to help.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Tantrums -- Understanding Children
Tantrums are a normal part of growing up for all children. There are no magic cures, but there are some successful techniques that can help you manage and prevent them.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Iowa Farmland and Tenure Survey. 1982-2022: a Forty-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 2022, this study provides an update to the Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure survey series and a 40-year perspective on many aspects of land ownership, land tenure, and land transitions.

Previously known as PM 1983.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Checkout STEM Careers
Activities and information about how to create checkout kits designed to support the development of literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the arts experiences for K-3 children and their families. Activity guides focus on STEM careers.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Books for Cooks Home Connections Letters -- Spanish
These home connections letters are translated into Spanish for use with the Books for Cooks curriculum.

Additional information on this program is available on the K-3 Literacy Series webpage.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Barley: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The barley factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Oats: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The oats factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Cereal Rye: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The cereal rye factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Triticale: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The triticale factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.

[more]
Wheat: Cover Crop Fact Sheet for Iowa
The wheat factsheet is a quick reference to aid in selection and identification of cover crop species. The factsheets provide information on cultural traits, planting information, and performance ratings.

Available from the USDA NRCS website.

This factsheet was created in a collaboration between USDA-NRCS and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (Mark Licht, Hillary Olson, Mila Pessotto, Jeremy Hollingsworth). Jason Johnson, USDA-NRCS, did the design and layout.

A full list on of Iowa Cover Crop Factsheets is available at: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/resources/tech-tools/iowa-cover-crop-factsheets.
[more]
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Analysis Methods for Hybrid Wines
Measuring SO2 in wine is important. The free SO2 concentration is a measure of how well the wine is protected against microbial and oxidation threats, and there is a legal limit for total SO2 set by the TTB (350 mg/L).

This publication provides several methods for the measurement of SO2, each with various pros and cons.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Get Moving - Mental Health Matters!
You have probably heard that “exercise is good for you.” Did you know that getting the right amount of exercise can increase your energy level and even help improve your mood?
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Social Media Finding a Healthy Balance - Mental Health Matters!
How is social media changing the lives of teens and young adults? Teen years are a time when youth are trying to discover who they are, feeling a sense of belonging, and seeking validation from peers. They also may have a difficult time figuring out what is perception and what is reality. Youth need to remind themselves that what others post does not always reflect what is actually happening in their lives. Due to the seriousness and concern about negative effects of social media on the mental health of teens, it is important for youth to learn strategies for a healthier balance with social media use and how to better manage thoughts, feelings, and reactions.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Importance of Sleep - Mental Health Matters!
Signs of poor sleep hygiene include trouble falling asleep, disrupted sleep, and feeling tired and foggy throughout the day. Sleep deprivation slows our reflexes and impacts decision-making and creativity. It may make a person feel anxious and sad.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Creating a Tallgrass Prairie Food Web -- Vibrant Clubs
In every ecosystem, all living beings are connected. All species, from the smallest bacteria to the largest mammal, rely on one another. In each habitat, all species occupy their own specific niche or position within the system. The niche each species occupies is determined, in part, by the food they eat. A food web shows the connections between species based on the food(s) they eat. Like humans, most species will not eat the same food for every meal, meaning species may have multiple things they eat or multiple species that eat them.

In this activity, youth will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of food webs in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem by creating their own webs and reflecting on what they came up with.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Predator Prey Cycle Tag -- Vibrant Clubs
In every ecosystem, all living beings are connected. All species, from the smallest bacteria to the largest mammal, rely on one another. When food is abundant (prey), those that eat the food (predator) will thrive, and their population will grow. Eventually, there may be too many predators, and the prey population may dwindle. When this happens, there is not enough food for the predators, so their numbers drop also. With fewer predators, the prey population increases again, and the cycle continues. In this activity, youth will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of predator-prey cycles and reflect on their experience.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Creating a Wetland Food Web -- Vibrant Clubs
In every ecosystem, all living beings are connected. All species, from the smallest bacteria to the largest mammal, rely on one another. In each habitat, all species occupy their own specific niche or position within the system. The niche each species occupies is determined, in part, by the food they eat. A food web shows the connections between species based on the food(s) they eat. Like humans, most species will not eat the same food for every meal, meaning species may have multiple things they eat or multiple species that eat them.

In this activity, youth will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of food webs in a wetland ecosystem by creating their own webs and reflecting on what they came up with.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Gloves for Pesticide Use
When mixing, loading, or applying pesticides, gloves are a first line of defense against exposure to pesticides. This publication shares how to choose the right personal protective equipment for different uses.

This replaced AE 3512 - Keep gloves handy for pesticide work -- Safe Farm
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Iowa 4-H Market Animal Worksheet Experienced
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually. For more information visit our webpage on using 4-H forms and documents.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Woodland Assessment Worksheet
Iowa’s woodlands provide landowners and society with a diverse range of critical ecosystem goods and services. Quickly evaluate your woodland areas so you can make informed decisions about your woodland resources and have effective conversations with professional foresters.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2024
This publication estimates the cost of crop production in Iowa for 2024. Estimates for corn following corn, corn following soybeans, corn silage following corn, herbicide tolerant soybeans following corn, strip tillage corn and soybeans, non-herbicide tolerant soybeans following corn, low-till corn and soybeans, oats and hay production, alfalfa, grass pastures, and machinery costs are all included.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Goal Setting -- Vibrant Club Activity
Walks a club leader and members through the information presented in our goal-setting materials. Setting meaningful goals for your 4-H experience is key to planning your growth and experiences as a 4-H member! One way to ensure you set well-rounded goals is to think of the acronym ‘ART’. ART stands for Action, Results, and Timeline.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
History of Antibiotics and Resistance -- Vibrant Clubs
With his discovery of penicillin in 1928, Dr. Alexander Flemming predicted that in the future, bacteria may become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them. This prediction has become true as the effectiveness of antibiotics has changed over time due to the bacteria becoming resistant to the drugs through mutations. As more bacteria become resistant, there’s growing concern about antibiotics not working across agriculture and human medicine.

This activity aims to showcase how antibiotics’ effectiveness has changed over time and showcase that it is important to utilize these tools wisely to combat antimicrobial resistance.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Resistant Bacteria in the Environment -- Vibrant Clubs
One Health is a collaborative, multi-sector, transdisciplinary approach to achieving optimal health outcomes among people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. Scientists working with a One Health focus have seen increased antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the environment. Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the environment occur naturally but can also be impacted by humans’ antibiotic use and disposal decisions. This antimicrobial resistance can impact humans if they swim with a cut in a waterway that contains resistant bacteria.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
One Health: Uniting People, Animals, and Plants for Health -- Vibrant Clubs
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a complex problem to overcome. It takes all industries to work together to combat AMR. The most important approach to overcoming AMR is taking a One Health approach. One Health is a collaborative, multi-sector, transdisciplinary approach to achieving optimal health outcomes among people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. It is important to demonstrate to youth that even with their 4-H projects, they are still part of One Health.

Fighting against germs that resist medicine is really hard. When medicines no longer work to kill germs we call this antimicrobial resistance. To solve this problem, everyone - like doctors, farmers, and scientists - needs to work together. One important way to do this is by using something called the “One Health” approach. One Health means everyone, including people, animals, plants, and the environment they all share, working together to stay healthy. Even kids with their 4-H projects can be a part of this important teamwork!
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Veterinary Client Patient Relationship -- Vibrant Clubs
Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) is the established relationship between a veterinarian and the client to optimize the client’s animal’s health. In June 2023, a new law was passed requiring livestock producers to obtain a prescription to purchase certain antibiotics for their animals. The antibiotics that require a prescription are medically important to humans, meaning they are also used in human medicine. Due to the change, you must have a VCPR in place to be prescribed antibiotics for your animals. This change was made to help support responsible antibiotic use through more veterinary oversight to help combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A veterinarian and client working together is crucial for using antibiotics responsibly. Working across animal, human, and plant industries to optimize health for all is called One Health. The One Health approach encourages all sectors to work together to combat AMR.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
A Closer Look: Stream Delivery of Nitrogen and Phosphorus
The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy addresses the delivery of nutrients to Iowa’s water bodies by point sources and nonpoint sources. This publication visually illustrates the relative stream delivery of nitrogen and phosphorus from different sources across the landscape, both point sources and nonpoint sources, with arrows sized proportionally.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
A Closer Look: Beavers as Superheroes of Water Quality
Beavers offer a host of ecosystem benefits, including improved water quality, increased water storage, and added habitat for other wildlife. This publication explores best management practices for the rural landscape—identifying ways to work with beavers, not against them.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Getting Started in Agritourism Checklist
This checklist guides agritourism business owners through best management practices when hosting on-farm visitors.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Iowa Agritourism Business Start-up and Licensing Guide
This checklist guides business owners through licensing needs and resources related to operating an agritourism business in Iowa.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
pH in Food Production - Home Food Processors and Cottage Food Operators
Measuring pH in food production evaluates a product’s acidity to prevent microbial growth. pH is very important for cottage-food operators who prepare and sell home-canned fruit, vegetables, and pickles, as well as standardized and nonstandardized jams, jellies, fruit butter, and other canned products.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Regulations and Licensing - Cottage Food Operations
Iowa has laws and regulatory guidelines for residents who produce prepared food at home and directly distribute it to consumers. Regulations and licensing information have been updated following Iowa Code 137D and 137F.

Explore regulations and licensing requirements for Cottage-food Operations (CFOs) in Iowa.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Deductible Livestock Costs for Adjusting 2023 Income Tax Returns
Estimated deductible costs of production for use in adjusting farm expenses to exclude the cost of producing home-consumed farm produce.

The costs include all cash costs, depreciation, and deductible production costs of homeraised feed. No charge is made for the farm operator’s labor. If hired labor or purchased grain and roughages are used to produce these products, or if high interest costs are incurred, the costs should be increased accordingly. In arriving at production costs, it was assumed that the young animals were raised and fed.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
2023 Iowa Land Value Survey
This annual survey includes information on the average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa by county and how the current year's numbers compare to years past.

Additional information can be found on the Land Value Survey web-portal: https://www.card.iastate.edu/farmland/ which offers visualization tools such as charts and interactive county maps, as well as links to surveys from prior years.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Evaluation of Soybean Varieties Resistant to Soybean Cyst Nematode in Iowa - 2023
Use of resistant soybean varieties is a very effective strategy for managing soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Numerous SCN-resistant soybean varieties are available for Iowa soybean growers. This report provides details by Iowa State University personnel who evaluate varieties each year.
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Estate and Succession Planning for the Farm
Estate and Succession Planning for the Farm is primarily designed as an educational resource for farmers and ranchers developing estate and succession plans. The workbook provides thorough discussions on the topics of property ownership, wills and trusts, estate and gift tax, income tax planning, business entity planning, and more. This workbook is designed to educate and answer questions that may arise during the planning process. It is intended to complement, not replace, advice from legal and tax experts.

Replaces the previously available Estate Planning (PM 993). PM 0993
[more]
Format
Price
Publication
$15.00
PDF
$0.00
Growing, Harvesting, and Preserving Herbs
Herbs are plants valued for their flavor, fragrance, and medicinal uses. They require little space and care. Learn about herb planting location, propagation, care, harvesting, drying, storage, and preservation methods. Growing information for more than 20 species is included.

Previously known as PM 1239 - Growing and Drying Herbs
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Gardening in Iowa Zones
Zone maps are a gardener’s best tool for selecting plants that will do well in local gardens. This publication includes information about and how to use the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map and the AHS Plant Heat Zone Map.

Previously known as RG 215. RG 0215
[more]
Format
Price
PDF
$0.00
Healthy & Homemade Cookbook - A collection of recipes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks. This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your dollars too!
[more]
Format
Price
Publication
$5.00
Back to top