County News

September 15, 2016

More than 550 FFA members from 18 high schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the annual Iowa Dairy Expo held at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar.

September 15, 2016

Twenty-five Iowa youth received top awards during the 2016 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event held Aug. 11-12 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

September 13, 2016

Visit with Iowa DNR forestry professionals and ISU Extension Forestry Specialists at the Yellow River State Forest on October 6, 2016.

September 13, 2016

Join the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a two-day tour of Wisconsin dairies, Nov. 10-11.

September 13, 2016

The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Counties nominate volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff members who have exemplified outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H youth program in their county. Only one individual or couple per county can be nominated each year. Inductees can be recognized posthumously.

September 9, 2016

The 30th Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Tuesday,
October 25 at the Midway Best Western Hotel in Dubuque, Iowa from 9:45 am – 3:00 pm. This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy along with the issues of dairy finances, commodity cycles and farm economy issues.

September 8, 2016

Recent floods and excess water could mean changes to livestock and crops management this harvest season.  Many of the effects are yet to be determined as the standing crop still grows and each field and/or farm is affected differently.

September 1, 2016

A medal has been awarded to a Carley Sweeney and Gus Pladsen Allamakee County 4-H members.  They both received one of the twenty awards for an outstanding 4-H photography project sponsored by The Professional Photographers of Iowa.  The projects were exhibited in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.

September 1, 2016

It takes work to increase young children’s interest in learning and build their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, says Cindy Thompson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

August 31, 2016

The flash flooding in northeast Iowa has left many producers wondering what to do next. In many areas, the flooding of 2016 reached record levels.

August 31, 2016

The 2016 Regional County 4-H Council Retreat was strategic on bringing the Experiential Learning Model to action with a focus on 4-H Community Club education for the 2016-2017 4-H Year.

August 30, 2016

Teddy Holthaus, son of Kyle and Mari Holthaus from Waukon and a member of the Bear Creek Kids 4-H club.  Received recognition for his outstanding contribution to Soil and Water Conservation in Iowa, from Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and 4-H Ag & Natural Resources Iowa Tree Farm Award.

August 30, 2016

Winneshiek County Extension has received funding for a new project supporting beginning farmers in the five counties of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek.

August 29, 2016

ISU Extension is increasing its support for beginning farmers. Two opportunities for farmers in northeast Iowa were recently announced.

August 17, 2016

The Allamakee County 4-H Council sponsored a School Supplies Drive.

August 16, 2016

Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties.

August 15, 2016

Allamakee County 4-H youth who participated at the Iowa State Fair.  This is updated as we get results in.

August 15, 2016

Allamakee County 4-H youth showed livestock during the Iowa State Fair.  This is updated as we get results in.

August 12, 2016

Regional 4-H Citizenship Project is open to all 4-H Intermediate and Senior-age members choosing to participate.  This 2-year project commitment, come to the find out meeting to learn more.

August 8, 2016

As August arrives, families begin to think about “back to school” routines. Cindy Thompson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long.

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