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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

October 17, 2014

Vegetable High Tunnel pictureInterested in growing fruits and vegetables commercially?  Attend the Horticulture Crop Production in High Tunnels workshop on Monday, October 27, 2014 in Independence.

October 16, 2014

2014 Farm BillThere will be a 2014 Farm Bill Program Overview Meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Van Horne.

October 13, 2014

Ballot checkmark boxVoters will have the opportunity to elect 5 members of the Benton County Extension Council from a slate of 7 candidates at the November 4, 2014 general election.

September 8, 2014

Tractor pictureThe 28th Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender's Seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Midway Best Western Hotel in Dubuque, Iowa.

May 30, 2014

Cows in Field pictureExperienced Iowa graziers and others looking to upgrade their forage management programs should join the Certified Grazier program. 

 

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Rising Star interns spent last summer investigating regional food systems and addressing challenges communities face around local foods.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 1, 2014 02:47 PM

While many plants wind down their yearly life cycles in the fall, a number of bulbs, shrubs and trees bloom in fall weather.

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