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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Benton County

Information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Benton County is just a click away.  You can access information in Agriculture & Environment, Families & Healthy Living, 4-H & Youth, and Business & Community.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has research-based information and education to help you.

County News

January 10, 2017

Cow-calf producers wanting to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise and gain information about feeding, including grazing harvest residue, cover crops and alternative feeds are invited to attend a series of workshops.

January 10, 2017

The 5th annual Driftless Region Beef Conference will be held in Dubuque on January 26-27, 2017.

January 9, 2017

The Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference will be held January 19-20, 2017 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center in Ames.

October 27, 2016

Spend Smart, Eat Smart in the Child Care Business Online class offered on January 19, 2017.

October 14, 2016

Start to Farm groups are designed to help participants grow their farm business.  Join the ISU Extension Dairy Team in a beginning farmer series designed to assist new dairy producers or those transitioning to a new system.  

 

Mackenzie and Joel DeJong, and Joel's grandchildren

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension Is Family for DeJongs

Mackenzie DeJong followed her father, Joel, into the "family business" -- ISU Extension and Outreach. She's a human sciences program coordinator based in O’Brien County. They reflect on how extension work became part of their life.  

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

January 13, 2017 11:58 AM

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation have little to no negative effect on yield and actually increased soybean yields...

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