County News

October 10, 2014

Mental health experts say spanking and other forms of corporal punishment are not necessary and many times cause psychological side effects. However, there are plenty of effective alternatives, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in family life.

October 10, 2014

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

October 10, 2014

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without. Sometimes that philosophy can help people stretch their resources until the next paycheck arrives. However, a two-hour class from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a better way to make the money last each month.

October 10, 2014

We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter?

October 10, 2014

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

October 1, 2014

The Buena Vista County 4-H Fund and Endowment Board has approved funds for use by youth who need financial assistance to participate in the Iowa Youth and 4-H program.  These funds are intended to provide an opportunity for youth who otherwise would be financially unable to participate in events, activities and individual or group projects at the county, area or state level.

January 17, 2014

The purpose of the Buena Vista 4-H Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to a senior high school student that will be attending a university, private college or community college. As we are a non-profit youth education organization, we need to support our youth as they further their studies. Our most valuable asset is our youth and their future, so an investment in their future is a worthwhile effort.

4H Clover
September 7, 2012

All clubs in Buena Vista County are using on-line enrollment for families and members! Check with the Extension office or club leader to see if you can use this option.

May 8, 2014

Consider these ideas to use your time, energy, money and materials wisely!

April 24, 2014

It is time again for the ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rent Survey. This survey shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture. http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/pdf/c2-10.pdf

March 6, 2014

The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is available at Buena Vista County Extension office or online

June 11, 2013

Iowa State University Department of Animal Science Equine Science newsletter

April 24, 2013

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families, says Lesia Oesterreich, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers tips parents can use to help their children cope.

play
March 8, 2013

Parents often greet a new baby with stuffed animals, dolls and other toys, all given in anticipation of the play that is to come. During March, learn about the power of play for children of all ages in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State UniversityExtension and Outreach

January 25, 2013

Equine business professionals can connect with land-grant universities, equine business experts, networking opportunities and other invaluable resources by participating in the new, online Equine Business Short Course series. The series is offered at no charge.

January 24, 2013

A Touch of History, a Touch of Utopia

January 18, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational programs and resources that make a difference for all Iowans.

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