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Yard and Garden: Planting Trees in Spring

 Backfilling soil around the base of a newly planted tree Spring tree planting tips for successSpring is a time of renewal, growth and new beginnings. Planting a new tree (or trees) is a great way to add beauty to your landscape, improve air quality, provide wildlife habitat and reduce home energy consumption. Planting trees requires specific steps and aftercare to ensure a successful outcome. In this article, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer your questions about how to best plant new trees that will enhance your landscape and create a legacy that will be enjoyed for generations.

Roadway safety advice for farmers and non-farm motorists

Steve Freeman is a professor and safety research expert at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes related to occupational safety, including farm and rural safety. He grew up on a diversified farm/ranch in eastern Colorado. He holds a Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from Purdue University and has written numerous research articles about occupational safety.
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Iowa Pork: Tell Us Where to Find the State's Best Tenderloins

Iowa Pork: Tell Us Where to Find the State's Best TenderloinsIowans love breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches, and restaurants across the state pride themselves on serving up unique renditions of this regional staple. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is once again asking loyal fans to vote for their favorites. The 21st annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest is underway, with online nominations accepted through June 5.

IHCA Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships for Long-Term Care Employees

IHCA Foundation Offers Health Care Scholarships for Long-Term Care Employees, High School Students, Veterans and Rural Iowa Residents. More Than 50 Scholarships Now Available; Applications Due May 31The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering 51 scholarships to help individuals interested in pursuing or advancing their career in long-term care.

Keep Iowa Beautiful Announces Annual Pick-Up Iowa Program

Keep Iowa Beautiful invites Iowans to join the Great American Cleanup and an estimated 3 million volunteers across the nation by removing litter from public areas during Pick-Up Iowa from April 15th, 2023 through July 31st, 2023. Pick-Up Iowa creates focused efforts to clean up trash along Iowa's roadsides, neighborhoods, streets, school grounds, parks, forests, and streams.
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Mount Mercy University congratulates February 2023 graduates

The following students graduated from Mount Mercy in February. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is the regional Catholic, Mercy University that promises students of diverse backgrounds, ages, and faiths a challenging, practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community, and live their values. Mount Mercy provides a forward-thinking, future-focused education, offering baccalaureate and graduate education to 1,600+ enrolled students and uniquely blending a quality liberal arts education with career-focused professional preparation.

Upper Iowa Partners with Hawkeye on Accelerated Nursing Program

Upper Iowa University (UIU) and Hawkeye Community College (Hawkeye) are partnering to create a unique pathway with an Associate-Baccalaureate Accelerated Nursing Program. This dual enrollment program allows nursing students the opportunity to complete their associate degree in nursing through Hawkeye and get a head start on their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through UIU during the summer semesters.

Iowa Bankers Association presents Athlete Achievement Award

The Iowa Bankers Association presented one of five Athlete Achievement Awards to Girls' High School 3A Basketball Player Addison Phillips, of Benton Community High School in Van Horne. The awards were given at the High School Girls State Tournament in Des Moines. One student from each class was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the IBA to the college of their choice.
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Students Earn Scholarships While Gaining Knowledge

Nearly 30 Iowa High School Seniors Have Received Awards So Far;One Drawing LeftIowa high school seniors still have a chance to receive much-needed funds for college while learning ways to reduce college loan debt through a program offering $1,000 scholarships.Iowa high school seniors may register for the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship at www.

Area student ranks among Top 2% at Iowa State University

 The following area students are ranked among the Top 2% of students in their college at Iowa State University.  Note: Two colleges are listed for those students who have majors located in more than one college (for example, business and human sciences) and who rank among the Top 2% of students in both.  Luzerne, Kaitlyn Si
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