Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

July 9, 2014

The Food Bank of Iowa’s Mobile Food Pantry will make a stop in Audubon County on Thursday, July 24  at the Exira Rec Center.

A mobile food pantry is a “farmer’s market” style distribution targeted toward counties with a strong need for additional pantry service. The Food Bank of Iowa delivers a truckload with a variety of grocery products to a mobile pantry site to distribute to clients in need. 

June 25, 2014

An outdoor cooking contest designed to promote Iowa meat is being planned by the Audubon County Farm Bureau and ISU Extension and Outreach Audubon County.  You don’t have to be an expert chef to participate; you just need to enjoy cooking outdoors with quality Iowa meat.

June 23, 2014

Take a bucket of junk home with you! The Audubon County Fair will  once again hold a Bucket of Junk Contest. “With the popularity of the event, we increased the number of buckets available” commented Tonya Vetter, Audubon County Extension and Outreach Program Coordinator. On July 1, 15 buckets of junk will be ready for pick up at the Extension Office.

Statewide Resources

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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