County News

September 18, 2015

PFI's two-year Savings Incentive Program works by encouraging beginning farmers to save $100/month for two years. After 24 months and completion of all program requirements, participants will receive a dollar-for-dollar match on money saved up to $2400, for a possible $4800 to use toward the purchase of a farm asset.

September 18, 2015

Don and Michelle Dee of Allamakee County were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 23. Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 126 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.

September 18, 2015

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.

September 18, 2015

A workshop for professional advisors including estate planning attorneys, financial planners, trust officers, public accountants and others who advise on financial planning and charitable giving, will be conducted at the Wilder Business Center on the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), Calmar Campus on Thursday, October 29.

September 17, 2015

Saturday Clover Kids held their first meeting on Saturday, September 12 at the Waukon Wellness Center, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 8, 2015

Teen leaders from Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Howard, Fayette and Winneshiek counties attended the meeting hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development staff and members of the Allamakee County 4-H Youth Council.

September 4, 2015

As children learn to read, they also must learn to understand what they are reading. By reading to and with beginning readers, parents can help their children build these skills for greater success in school.

September 4, 2015

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

September 1, 2015

Recognition for an Outstanding Agriculture and Natural Resources Exhibit has been given to Brandon Bieber, son of George and Jamie Bieber of Waukon, for his Mob Grazing Poster and booklet.

September 1, 2015

Allamakee County 4-H youth showed livestock during the Iowa State Fair.

September 1, 2015

Allamakee County 4-H'ers performed during the Share-the-Fun event in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Allamakee County 4-H'ers also earned recognition as communicators at the Iowa State Fair.

June 18, 2015

It is often assumed that starting a food hub is a capital intensive process requiring large investments in infrastructure, transportation, logistics and personnel at the outset. A new publication produced by the Leopold Center, ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Food Hub, describes how emerging food hubs can grow successfully under money constraints if cash flow is managed strategically.

June 5, 2015

Livestock producers with an interest in beginning or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending Greenhorn Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension. The Greenhorn Grazing short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

February 13, 2015

Are you interested in saving money, contributing to the vibrancy of your community and reducing carbon emissions? Are you interested in installing SOLAR or renewable energy? Then it's time to think about a Farm Energy Plan.

February 10, 2015

No matter how close or far Iowans are from retirement, the new “Retirement: Secure Your Future” Web page from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help them prepare, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life.

January 27, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

January 9, 2015

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December 8, 2014

A new report points to strong economic impacts of local food in Iowa – more than $22 million in sales at the farm gate and at least 171 new jobs over the past two years – and explains how local food coordinators are contributing to this growth in their communities.

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!

May 7, 2014

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

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