County News

August 20, 2014

A Farmland Leasing & Value Seminar was presented recently, sponsored by BankIowa and Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach.  Kristen Schulte, Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist, conducted the seminar which was held at Heartland Acres Events Center in Independence.

August 20, 2014

A workshop, Integrating Cover Crops in Fruit and Vegetable Production Systems, sponsored by Sustainable Vegetable Production and ISU Extension and Outreach, was held at Heartland Acres Events Center recently.

August 19, 2014

Lori and Rustie Kane of Buchanan County was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17.

August 19, 2014

Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits by attending a new 4-H Judges Training of Saturday, September 27, 9:15 am – 3:30 pm  at  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Polk County,1625 Adventure land  Drive , Suite A, Altoona IA. 

August 19, 2014

Yes, grocery prices have gone up.  Do you wonder if you could eat nutritiously and spend less on food for your family?

August 19, 2014

It’s 7:00 on Tuesday and I have about ten minutes to make breakfast, eat and get out the door. I’m tired and rushed, but I know I feel much better when I eat breakfast. Cooking in the morning when I’m in a hurry can be a real pain. It is tempting to just head out the door and swing past the drive thru for a breakfast sandwich on my way to work, but I wonder if that would really save me time.

August 18, 2014

The Fall 2015 C-CIC Programs have been scheduled.  To view one, please call us at 319-334-7161.

August 18, 2014

The ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm has specialists covering topics from the emerging technology of using UAV’s in crop production, to crop diseases, nutrient management, and grain marketing going into the 2014 harvest.  Please plan to attend this educational event on Wednesday September 3 from 1:00 to 4:30 PM.

August 18, 2014

Children must learn to read before they can read to learn. Parents, families and friends can help them on their way to reading independently, says Cindy Thompson, Human Sciences Specialist - Family Life, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 13, 2014

As families welcome the new school year, sometimes parents can forget a child’s need to ease into a new grade, says Cindy Thompson, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 30, 2014

Enjoy pictures from the 2014 shows, workshops, and exhibits.

July 30, 2014

Results from the Buchanan County 4-H/FFA Fair are now available.  If you have questions feel free to call our office at 319-334-7161.

July 30, 2014

How do I know if I’m saving enough for retirement? Should I accept an  early retirement offer? When should I start taking Social Security distributions? Will I have enough income or will I need to continue working?

July 30, 2014

Think about it. “No” is a two letter word, one syllable, easy to pronounce.        Easy – to use, that’s another matter.

July 9, 2014

Iowans should take a look at their credit report every year, says Susan Taylor, a family finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

June 18, 2014

August 26th, 27th and 28th in Boone!

June 12, 2014

There’s a classic strategy to prevent impulsive credit card spending: put the card in a container of water and put it in your freezer. Then you will have to let it thaw before using it, forcing you to stop and think before spending. This strategy, while slightly messy, may have legitimate value for some folks.

June 12, 2014

When it comes to children and religion who gets the choice? Who gets to choose, select or decide?

May 30, 2014

Scheduled for Aurora, Hazleton, Winthrop, Independence, Quasqueton, Jesup, Rowley, Brandon, Fairbank, and Lamont.

May 14, 2014

It’s almost grilling season but beef prices are high. In fact, they are at an all-time high and are expected to remain high for the next year or two. Why? The number of cattle in the US is low due to high grain prices and dry weather conditions.

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