County News

April 14, 2015

It’s time to implement your cover crop termination plans

April 14, 2015

Special pheromone traps are being set to detect the presence of adult black cutworm moths, whose larvae can cut off corn seedlings.  This is an annual spring project with farmers, agronomists, and ISU Extension.

February 5, 2015
Maple syrup (a uniquely American crop) is one of  our oldest agriculture commodities.  The Northeast US and Canada are at the center of the maple world.  Iowa has few commercial producers in the Northeastern part of the state.
February 5, 2015

By the middle of February many gardeners are getting cabin fever and can’t wait to get outside into their garden. A good way to get over the winter hump is to start flowers and vegetables from seed indoors for later transplant. Growing plants from seed is inexpensive, easy, and efficient. The biggest advantage is a much wider variety of plants and cultivars are available from seed than from ready to buy transplants.

February 5, 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

Bremer County offers Pesticide Trainings in Tripoli & Waverly.

December 17, 2014

Due to large interest at recent meetings, we are adding another one here at our Tripoli Extension Office on Tuesday, January 27th from 9-11 am.

December 10, 2014

For those planning in 2015 to plant a new windbreak or replace an outdated one, they can help protect your buildings, provide energy efficiency, and add value to your proerty.  Learn more on the attached article.

December 10, 2014

For those living on acreages or small farms, this electronic newsletter is now available to feature topics focused on your home/acreage.

December 2, 2014

Millions of families enjoy the traditional family turkey feast during the holiday season, so we’ve included some tips for properly thawing and preparing the bird.

November 12, 2014

This year’s yield contest featured 78 varieties…51 corn and 27 soybean varieties.  There are four maturity categories for corn and two for soybeans.

November 11, 2014

Proper care and operation is vital to harvesting wood safely and preventing accidents.

November 11, 2014

Learn the major details at two Bremer meetings………..11/24 @ Waverly Civic Center from 6-8PM….and 12/4 @ Tripoli Extension office from 1-3PM.

October 2, 2014

Observations on how to handle and harvest this year’s expected large crop come from ISU Extension Engineering and Bio Ag Specialist Dr. Charles Hurburgh

October 2, 2014

Sign up electronically for the new ISU Extension newsletter specifically designed for those with small farms and acreages.  See the application by clicking on the title.

September 18, 2014

Pumpkins and the upcoming harvest season go hand in hand, so we’ve attached some interesting observations about them.

September 18, 2014

This November 11th  meeting @ Cedar Falls will provide financial and farm industry plus farmers, insights into grain and livestock markets, plus discussions on the new Farm Bill.

September 15, 2014

Research work by ISU Ag Engineering Specialist Mark Hanna, showed a fuel savings of 21%....

The Rasings
August 22, 2014

Kevin and Peney Rasing are huge supporters of the Bremer County 4-H program and have always followed the motto “To Make the Best Better.” 

August 18, 2014

How are the corn an soybeans doing…what insects to watch….how is Iowa doing versus our neighbors?

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