County News

February 17, 2015
February 13, 2015

When it comes to eating healthy and weight loss, people tend to get confused about what kind and how much fat they should be eating. Fat is necessary for good health, however, some types of fat are healthier choices than others.

February 12, 2015

There are lots of ways to save money – which method works best for you?  In a recent survey, America Saves* (http://www.americasaves.org/) gained information on people’s preferred way to save.

February 12, 2015

Getting motivated to save for retirement can be a challenge, especially when you’re young.  It’s much easier to prioritize immediate needs or wants than it is to stash money away for the distant future.  Yet it is the early saving we do that has the most impact.  Why?  Because that money has more time to grow.

February 12, 2015

Getting motivated to save for retirement can be a challenge, especially when you’re young.  It’s much easier to prioritize immediate needs or wants than it is to stash money away for the distant future.  Yet it is the early saving we do that has the most impact.  Why?  Because that money has more time to grow.

January 26, 2015

In 2015 the reshow policy for commercial applicator courses is a little different.  We will offer commercial instruction courses on their scheduled dates and times as assigned by the Pesticide Safety Education Program, but will only host one reshow per month per each course/category. 

December 10, 2014

The winter edition of Acreage Living  features articles including winter care for horses, planning a spring vegetable garden, home energy savings tips, estimating costs of pasture and hay production, starting a bird feeding program and more.

December 2, 2014

I know this is the wrong time of year to bring this up but this is also the time of year that we take a look at our finances to see what we have to spend for the holidays. And if you need to file for bankruptcy it can feel like you are bombarded with information you really don’t know what to do with. There are also companies out there that you may be referred to that you are not quite sure about. That is where we come in.

October 29, 2014

 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.

October 16, 2014

Buchanan County ISU Extension and Outreach has a number of helpful newsletters for the general public.  And the best part is …. they are absolutely FREE.

September 19, 2014

Attached are all the animal forms you will need to take one to the Buchanan County Fair.

September 19, 2014

Attached are the forms needed to show an animal at the fair.

September 18, 2014

On September 15, 2014 the Buchanan County Agriculture Extension Council approved the implementation of volunteer policies and procedures.

August 25, 2014

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farmers.  The survey project collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to communities across Iowa and the Midwest.

August 25, 2014

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farmers.  The survey project collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to communities across Iowa and the Midwest.

August 25, 2014

This six-panel brochure provides information on the Extension Community and Economic Development Program Builder web site, where community leaders can get online assitance with community betterment programs.

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 peggy@iastate.edu, or phone her at 515-294-5260.

January 23, 2014

Buchanan County Barn Quilt advisory committee members meet at Heartland Acres to discuss plans for a revival of the Barn Quilt project.  Pictured left to right are:  Roxanne Fuller – Buchanan County ISU Extension & Outreach Administrator, and Buchanan County Barn Quilt advisory committee members Susie Alber and Craig Johnson. Member absent from photo is Judy Scott.

January 21, 2014

The latest edition of the Buchanan County Master Gardener's Newsletter, Off Shoots.

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