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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Benton County

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County News

February 11, 2015

Iowa State Fair checkoffKnown as Iowa's great celebration and a treasured tradition for Iowans both young and old, truly "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair.  This year, all it takes is one little checkmark on your state tax form to help the Fair continue to preserve the allure of the historic Fairgrounds.

February 11, 2015

Cow Calf photoCow calf producers can learn more about genetic selection and genomics at two meetings scheduled for March 3 and 4, 2015 in Vinton and Maquoketa.

February 9, 2015

Master Gardener LogoThe Benton County Master Gardeners 2015 Extravaganza will be held on April 18, 2015 at the Vinton Skate & Activity Center in Vinton.

February 5, 2015

Forage hay pictureArea hay and forage producers are invited to attend the 32nd Annual Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association (EIHPA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Buzzy's in Welton.

January 29, 2015

Girl eating an apple pictureGood nutrition does not have to be expensive.  Childcare providers will learn strategies to save money on their food expenses while incorporating new ideas into menu planning.

 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

ISU Extension and Outreach has organized these groups of young Iowans so they can connect with each other to be successful in agriculture.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

February 10, 2015 09:38 AM

Iowa MarketReady, a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program, offers farmers the...

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