County News

April 16, 2014

 To can safely this year, be sure to have your pressure canner tested. And now is the perfect time to do it.

April 11, 2014

Have you ever considered a career in Veterinary Medicine?  Do you wonder what it might be like to be a veterinarian?  If you live in Buchanan County, and are age 7 thru 18, Vet Camp is your opportunity for a hands-on experience in Veterinary Medicine.

April 10, 2014

A photography workshop in Buchanan County will be held April 21st at Heartland Acres 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., led by Pat Lichty.

April 10, 2014

In a statewide needs assessment survey conducted by ISU Extension and Outreach at the end of 2013, clients, partners and stakeholders were asked to identify priority issues in their communities.

April 10, 2014

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)- a tree that not many people are familiar with. You might wonder why I am writing an article about a specific type of tree.

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.

March 31, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a ServSafe food safety class in Independence on Wednesday, May 21st.

March 21, 2014

The idea of stress in childhood is often dismissed. No bills, no work; what’s there for young children to be stressed about? Young children, however, experience the world very differently than adults.

February 28, 2014

In a statewide needs assessment survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the end of 2013, Iowans identified priority community needs that ISU Extension and Outreach should address with educational efforts.

February 26, 2014

Yep! That is my new wallet. Waiting for my new credit cards, debit card, driver’s license, insurance cards, work and state ID.

February 26, 2014

Adventures in nature are only part of the experiences young people will have this summer at 4-H camps offered by the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H program.

February 10, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry/solid manure operators in Buchanan County.

February 7, 2014

Did you guess bananas? I was surprised when I learned bananas are also the world’s best-selling fruit. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium plus they are usually inexpensive.

February 7, 2014

Do you or someone you know have high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease? It is very likely your answer is “yes”, given that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

February 5, 2014

Get a jump start on your photography projects!  Workshop has been rescheduled for Monday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Heartland Acres Theater.  If you signed up for the other one that was cancelled due to the weather, you are automatically signed up for this one.

January 31, 2014

These are hay prices paid at auction in the recent past weeks.  Much of the price information is obtained from USDA Hay Market News.  Personal contacts of local Iowa hay auctions secured price information for these market outlets.  Auctions were chosen to reflect prices across Iowa.  Other nearby auctions may exist.  No endoresment of the listed auctions is intended.

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.

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