County News

July 12, 2016

Apply to become a Master Gardener online here.

July 12, 2016

Multiple Farmland Lease and Land Value meetings are scheduled by Farm Management Specialists all across the state. Topics include updated land value and cash rental rate surveys, types of farmland lease arrangements, determining fair cash rents, family and landlord-tenant communication, and other ISU Extension and Outreach resources.

July 12, 2016

Join Dr. Kris Kohl, Extension Ag Engineer and Apiarist, as we explore the interesting life of honey bees.

July 8, 2016

Use 4H ONLINE for:

  • 4-H Club Enrollment (registration)
  • Livestock Identification
  • Health Information
July 8, 2016

Use FAIR ENTRY for:

  • Buena Vista County Fair Exhibit Entries
  • Livestock Fair Class Selections
  • (For State or Clay County Fairs please contact the Extension Office at 712-732-5056)
July 6, 2016

In 2015, ISU Extension and Outreach added the Women in Agriculture program to provide research-based educational programs that expand agricultural enterprise, improve natural resource management, and support the community of women in agriculture.

July 6, 2016

Anyone who lives with teens often may hear them grumble that they are tired. To lessen the complaints, parents can take steps to help their teens get more sleep, says Cheryl Clark, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

July 6, 2016

Fifty-one Iowa 4-H’ers have received 2016 state 4-H project awards. These 4-H youth are recognized as the top winners in their project areas across the state. The awards are given to youth who have exhibited mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area.

July 6, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a five-lesson online course to help Iowans decide whether now is a good time for them to buy a home. “A Place of Your Own” is available anytime, anywhere from any computer with internet access.

July 1, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for the new VFD requirements. Livestock producers, veterinarians and feed industry representatives are invited to attend any of these upcoming meetings:

June 29, 2016

Because of Pak choi's rising popularity, Ajay Nair has authored a publication highlighting the types of Pak choi that can be grown, as well as the management techniques necessary to produce a strong crop. Click here for article.

June 19, 2016

Gardens are potentially excellent sources for fresh produce, which can be harvested, enjoyed and saved for year-round use. However, they need special care and watering to create a bountiful harvest of vegetables, especially in the hot summer months. See more here.

May 24, 2016

Understanding the different types of ticks that are found in the state and how to remove ticks if they become attached to a human or domestic animal is the focus of a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication. Article here.

May 24, 2016

Iowa State University's Department of Entomology teaches youth all of the great things about insects! Participants can view and interact with live insects and other arthropods from around the world. Free Camp. Click on Title for more information.

May 24, 2016
  • Do you like to take things apart just to see how they run?
  • Are you into engineering and learning new technology?
  • Do you like to build and create new things?

                   Then 4-H Robotics Camp is for YOU!

May 17, 2016

When people start counting the “extras” they spend their money on, they’re often surprised how quickly the dollars add up. “Your Money, Your Future” workshops help participants understand their spending patterns and make changes to reach their financial goals.

May 11, 2016

Gary Wright, an Iowa State alumnus with extensive experience in agricultural finance and production, has joined the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach team as a farm management specialist.

May 11, 2016

Northwest Iowa beef producers are invited to learn about the feedlot assessment process at one of four field days offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this summer.

May 2, 2016

The 2016-2016 State 4-H Council challenges you to "Dive To New Depths" at the annual conference in June. Enjoy speakers, workshops, Animal Science Round-Up, Team Building, recreation, friends, and more!

April 27, 2016

As diabetes becomes more widespread, including among Iowa’s rural Latino population, the need for education and prevention assistance is increasing. Sarah Francis, a human sciences state specialist in nutrition and wellness, and associate professor at Iowa State University, saw this need and created “Latinos Living Well.”

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