eXtension VIRTUAL NEWS ROOM BOASTS 288 POSTINGS

Once again the eXtension Virtual News Room has increased the number of releases available with 288 posted by 33 institutions. Releases were posted in 25 resource areas:

By source–sorted in descending order

University of Arkansas–24
Iowa State University–22
North Dakota State University–22
Kansas State University–21
University of Illinois –21
University of Minnesota–19
Ohio State University–17
Purdue University–16
Texas AgriLife Extension–15
University of Nebraska–12
Oklahoma State University–10
University of Kentucky–10
Montana State University–9
Mississippi State University–8
South Dakota State University–6
University of Missouri–5
University of Nevada–5
Utah State University–5
Alabama Cooperative Extension–3
Michigan State University–3
Oregon State University–3
Washington State University–3
Clemson University–2
University of Georgia–2
University of New Hampshire–2
Virginia Cooperative Extension–2
New Mexico State University–1
Penn State University–1
Rutgers University–1
University of California–1
University of Idaho–1
University of Rhode Island–1
University of Wisconsin–1
University of Wyoming–1
Original releases–3
Other sources—10

TOTAL–288

This month, eXtension added a special topic—swine flu. During the last four days in April, 15 new releases had swine flu tags as well as their primary category tag, usually ‘disasters.’

Another special topic is financial crisis. It too is a secondary tag. (Releases are often in the personal finance category.) We had 43 April releases tagged financial crisis.

By topic category
Corn, soybeans–42
Personal finance–36
Horticulture–33
Disasters–26
Beef cattle–23
Entrepreneurship–16
Dairy cattle–16
Parenting–16
Family caregiving–15
Horses–12
Organic production–7
Wildfires–6
Wildlife damage management–5
Science, engineering, technology–5
Swine–5
Diversity–4
Ag energy–4
Cotton industry–3
Small meat processors–3
Drinking water–3
Fitness–3
Goat–2
Animal manure management–1
Geospatial technology–1
Food safety–1

For more information about the eXtension Virtual News Room contact Lynette Spicer, virtual news room manager, lspicer@iastate.edu.