County News

April 29, 2015
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April 27, 2015

Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/yard-and-garden-plant-tomatoes-spring

April 7, 2015

Do you like to take things apart to see how they run? Are you into engineering and learning new technology? Do you have a knack for creating wacky inventions? Do you like to design and participate in crazy science experiments?

Our summer camp opportunities are for you!

April 6, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on controlling crabgrass.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/yard-and-garden-control-crabgrass

March 5, 2015

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach-Buena Vista County Office is accepting applications for a part-time, temporary Clover Kids Program Assistant. The Buena Vista County Clover Kids Program Assistant will develop partnerships with Buena Vista County Schools to facilitate delivery of Clover Kids curriculum in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

February 20, 2015

The Friday announcement follows requests from advocacy groups who said many people will not realize the consequences of being uninsured in 2014 until they file their taxes -- and by then they can't sign up for 2015 coverage. A new study from the Urban Institute seeks to quantify the problem.

February 20, 2015

Right now, the weather outside is cold and the ground is inhospitable to plants. However, this is an excellent time to begin growing seedlings indoors that can be transplanted outside for successful growth in spring.

February 4, 2015

Crop producers can continue discussions about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction strategy and local watershed improvement, learn more about best practices for reducing nutrient loss into Iowa’s waterways, and talk to farmers who are implementing practices at upcoming events.

February 2, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

December 19, 2014

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,943 per acre—a drop in value of $773, or 8.9 percent, per acre. Land values were determined by the Iowa Land Value Survey, which was conducted in November by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development a t Iowa State University.

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/farmland-values-fall-historic-high

October 10, 2014

Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the past decade in Iowa. The difference has contributed to a growing disparity between low and high income households, which is especially profound in specific parts of the state, according to a new report by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach rural sociologist David Peters.

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.

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!

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