County News

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 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.

May 14, 2014

 To buy or not to buy: that is the question that travelers face when confronted with the option to buy travel insurance.

May 8, 2014

Clever marketers often put the name of a key product or service in an address. If you need unbiased information you’ll need to look closely to tell if the brochure, webpage, or mail is from a firm or business that has cleverly created a sales document that looks like a source of information.

May 8, 2014

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau received 2300 complaints about private student loans in the first six months of the fiscal year. That is in addition to 1300 complaints about debt collection related to private student loans, according to a mid-year CFPB report.

April 30, 2014

The 2014 Buchanan County Fairbooks are now available online.  These have changed, so please DO NOT use last year's book.

April 7, 2014

New and updated information from Iowa State University Equine Science. For questions or comments, email Peggy M. Auwerda, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Horse Special at, or phone her at 515-294-5260.

January 21, 2014

The latest edition of the Buchanan County Master Gardener's Newsletter, Off Shoots, contains information about neonicotinoid insecticides and honey bees, Gardening Fun at the Buchanan County Fair, Iowa Master Gardener's upcoming events, mosquito bite prevention, and the county calendar of events.

December 6, 2013

Register now to get your choice of workshops! Online registration and workshop descriptions are now posted at

December 6, 2013

The 2014 Scholarship Applications are now available online.

September 20, 2013

 Instructions from the State on how to enroll or re-enroll in the 4HOnline program are located here.  The 4H Online web-based program is located here.  Enrolling/re-enrolling in 4hOnline does not begin until September 16th.

April 18, 2013

The planning and zoning process directly affects the lives of more than 85% of all Iowans.  Each zoning activity has its own statutory and ordinance procedures.  These ensure that the rights of citizens are protected as communities regulate land use.

March 4, 2013

The June 2014 NE-IA milk production budget showed continued profitability.

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