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Oct. 19, 2007


Student club sponsors annual Ride and Drive

Drive a new tractor and see the newest farm innovations at the Ag Systems Technology Club's annual "Ride and Drive" Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Story City. There will be opportunities to test drive new tractors from various dealers in central Iowa, watch demonstrations of GPS equipment and tillage equipment, talk with seed representatives and register for prizes. A seminar will be conducted by ISU Extension. The site is one mile west and slightly north of Story City on U.S. Highway 69. Club members will provide a free lunch.

Iowa Organic Conference is Nov. 19

Registration is open for the 7th annual Iowa Organic Conference Nov. 19 at the Scheman Building. It's hosted by ISU's Organic Agriculture Program and includes a keynote address, three breakout sessions and trade show. Registration is $90 by Nov. 5 ($100 after), and can be done online at

Winter outdoor trips

ISU's Outdoor Recreation Program will offer several out-of-state trips in early January open to students, faculty, staff and the local community. Registration is limited and the deadline is Dec. 7. They are: Winter camping in the Boundary Waters and ice climbing in Sandstone, Minn., Jan. 5-11, $305 for faculty/staff; Log cabin living in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., Jan. 5-11, $555; Backpacking, caving and rock climbing in southern New Mexico, Jan. 2-11, $373; Canoeing, kayaking, biking and hiking in southern Mississippi, Jan. 2-11, $433. For more information, contact Recreation Services, 4-8200.

Dairy farm nearly ready for animals

The new ISU Dairy Farm will be dedicated Saturday morning, Oct. 20, during a program for invited guests. The farm replaces a closed campus facility on Mortensen Road, which was more than 100 years old, and a dairy farm in Ankeny, which is more than 50 years old. The Ankeny dairy farm is in a prime development area and the Iowa Legislature voted in 2002 to have Iowa State sell the property, which it did in 2005 to the City of Ankeny. Dairy cows from the Ankeny farm are scheduled to be delivered to the new farm Nov. 5 and 6.

Spirits in the Gardens

Reiman Gardens is hosting "Spirits in the Gardens" Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is recommended for children ages three to 10 years, who must be accompanied by an adult. Children are invited to collect treats in the gardens from celebrity mascots. Other activities include creepy crawler stations, storytelling by the campfire, a hay bale maze, games and crafts. Admission is $3 per child; adults accompanying children receive free admission. It's free for CoHort members and their children/grandchildren. Hazel's Kitchen and the gift shop will remain open until 7 p.m. In case of rain, activities will be moved indoors.

Halloween Village Oct. 21

ISU's student chapter of Society of Women Engineers will hold its annual Halloween Village Oct. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Pearson Hall. Appropriate for children through fifth grade, games and activities will be offered by 12 student engineering clubs. Admission is free, but please bring a canned food item for SWE's fall food drive. For more information, call 4-0678.

Open house at the YWCA

The YWCA Ames-ISU will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in its new campus location, 210 Lab of Mechanics. Beverages and goodies will be served.