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Read more about Obesity's impact on reproductive health

Obesity's impact on reproductive health

Aileen Keating, professor of animal science, and students on her research team are finding evidence that obesity alters mammals’ reproductive systems in a variety of ways, including undermining natural abilities to resist and recover from exposures to chemical toxins.
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Marsh Madness Conservation Trailer unveiling

A new trailer named “Marsh Madness” combines sight, sound and science to engage Iowa audiences about the values of the state’s wetland ecosystems. The artfully designed trailer is the latest addition to four Conservation Stations developed and operated by Iowa Learning Farms and the Water Rocks! conservation education program. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig christened the new conservation education resource during a launch party May 27 at the Case-New Holland Training Center in Nevada, Iowa. The event also included comments from Kayla Lyon, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Daniel J. Robison, endowed dean’s chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Learn more about the trailer:

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'Derecho' meant 'teamwork' for Extension and state leaders

In a matter of minutes last August, farmers across Iowa experienced one of the most widespread and devastating storms ever recorded in the Corn Belt. Millions of acres of corn were damaged with some fields completely flattened and others barely harvestable. See how Agriculture and Natural Resources experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provided guidance to farmers and landowners in the weeks and months after the derecho.

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Aaron Steil

Aaron Steil is new consumer horticulture specialist

Home gardeners and plant enthusiasts can still receive helpful advice and answers to their questions from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Aaron Steil, newly named consumer horticulture extension specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, is working on a new delivery method that will empower county extension staff to provide answers locally.