County News

November 6, 2014

A two-year grant from the Leopold Center’s Marketing and Food Systems Initiative helped owners of several Iowa small meat processing facilities learn how to improve profitability, primarily by building on their competitive advantages over larger operations. They worked with Nick McCann from Iowa State University Extension.

November 5, 2014

Practical Farmers of Iowa announces its winter lineup of interactive online webinars, called “farminars.”  They will occur each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. CST, starting Nov. 11 through Dec. 23, and are open to everyone.

October 24, 2014

The Northeast Iowa partners will provide businesses with an array of consulting services and workshops aimed at improving small businesses and the local economy. The grant funding will also support ongoing successful programs with local agriculture-based companies in collaboration with the Food & Fitness Initiative, NICC and the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 18, 2014

Iowa State University boasts one of AmeriCorps’ most wide-ranging, unique programs. The Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program serves communities and programs across the state.

October 18, 2014

The United States of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the awards for the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).  One of the grants was awarded to Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission in partnership with the Iowa Food Hub.  IFH is an outgrowth of the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative and its partners including ISU Extension and Luther College.

October 16, 2014

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2104 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members.  Several meetings have been scheduled across northeast Iowa.

October 15, 2014

Dairy producers interested in utilized robotic milking systems on their farm are encouraged to attend this year’s Midwest Dairy School on Maximizing Robotic Milking Systems on November 13. This year the Midwest Dairy School will provide you with more in-depth information on robotic milking systems specifically with research and nutrition.

September 17, 2014

Allamakee County will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators.

September 15, 2014

This year's calendar captures the sense of playfulness found in many gardens. Take a whimsical journey through the seasons in photography, verse, and quippy garden quotes.

September 11, 2014

As a member of the Citizenship Club, youth have an opportunity to meet with public officials from federal, city, and county government including mayors, city administrators, and a former member of the secret service.    Don’t miss out on this opportunity—join now!

September 9, 2014

Women with an interest in grain and livestock marketing are invited to join the 2014-2015 Women Agricutlure Marketing Club which will meet in monthly in Cresco.  Meetings will cover calculating cost of production, crop insurance, 2014 Farm Bill crop commodity programs, and marketing tools.

September 4, 2014

The 28th Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 29 in Dubuque, Iowa.  This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy in addition along with the issues of crop budgeting, crop insurance and the farm bill.  

August 15, 2014

On Thursday, September 25, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Minnesota Extension will jointly host a field day tour in SE MN focusing on nutrient management and methods to handle sand.  Discussions will focus on nutrient management including various options and methods to manage total farm nutrient balance, manure management, and nutrient runoff.  Managing nutrients from manure is becoming a high priority among most livestock farmers for economic and environmental reasons.

July 15, 2014

The Youth Dairy Classic Show will be held Sunday, September 7 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union.  Rules & Entry Form

May 7, 2014

Informational horse links for you to browse. Look for statewide & local upcoming horse events.

January 30, 2014

A needs assessment completed by ISU Extension and Outreach has identified the future program priorities for the organization in northeast Iowa.   The survey gathered information from Region 4, which consists of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

January 19, 2014

A new and innovative partnership between county extension councils and Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) will expand duties for two local Extension staff members.

December 20, 2013

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2014.

August 27, 2013

Through the Communities to Community (C2C) program, the ISU Community and Economic Development program is working with Waukon to identify its assets and capacity and create a vision and action plan for long-term economic growth and development.  A new website has been created to collect the reports generated by this process.

April 25, 2013

As part of the Water Quality Initiative for Small Iowa Beef and Dairy Feedlot Operations, a cooperative education and outreach program, the Iowa DNR has made water quality testing kits available through twenty Iowa State University Extension and Outreach County Offices.

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