County News

October 16, 2014

If it seems like a struggle just to get dinner on the table every evening, consider planning menus in advance. Planned menus can help you organize grocery shopping and speed up dinnertime on those busy nights.

October 16, 2014

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers

October 10, 2014

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2104 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members.

October 6, 2014

Enjoy pictures of Wapsi Warriors # I Am 4H.  And look for their "Food for Thought" Photo Board at Fareway or a local retaurant.

September 23, 2014

The 14h Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability.

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 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 16th, approximately 300 5th graders from Winthrop, Independence, and Jesup schools enjoyed their day at the annual Fifth Grade Environmental Field Day, held at Fontana Park in Hazleton.

September 18, 2014

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

September 5, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of meetings this fall for growers producing crops in high tunnels.  There will be one in Independence on Monday, Oct. 27th.

August 27, 2014

I encourage people to get a current copy of their credit bureau report on a regular basis. It is a good way to look at your credit accounts and payment history and a method to catch identity theft before it gets totally out of hand. You should get a free credit report every 4 months or so.

August 26, 2014

If you got married this year, or are going to get married this year, congratulations!

During the past months your mind may have been occupied with details of wedding, honeymoon, housing decisions, moving, or other events.  In the midst of those big events, it’s easy for some small-but-important details to be overlooked.

August 26, 2014

The 28th Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 29th at the Midway Best Western Hotel in Dubuque, Iowa from 9:45 am – 3:00 pm.  This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy in addition along with the issues of crop budgeting, crop insurance and the farm bill.    

August 26, 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 in family lifewith Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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.

August 20, 2014

The new 4-H year is about to begin and we are looking for new members to join!

August 19, 2014

Lori and Rustie Kane of Buchanan County were 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

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

Share |