County News

March 29, 2017

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others.  Others rent machinery or perform other services.

January 6, 2017
December 2, 2016

An informational document has been developed to help explain the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) law that will take effect January 1, 2017.

October 21, 2016

We know that northeast Iowa's agricultural heritage is the cornerstone of economic viability.  Beginning farmers are the key to a future of thriving communities, diverse businesses, and strong families.

"The Rural Innovator" is a quarterly, online newsletter that connects beginning farmers with resources, innovators with ideas and technology and transitioning farmers with the next generation.

In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research-based information about diverse agriculture practices and read stories about Iowans who are using those methods to manage profitable businesses.  

Each newsletter is created by the Northeast Iowa ISU Extension Ag Team - dedicated team of Extension specialists and coordinators working in county offices throughout the region.

Subscribe to this newsletter by clicking HERE or contact your county ISU Extension and Outreach office.

To download the latest addition and see past issues click HERE.

September 23, 2016
September 22, 2016

Included in this issue is important phone numbers and many helpful links to aid in flood recovery.

July 14, 2016

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has recently partnered with the Iowa FFA Foundation and the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation to create a new specialty license plate to support agriculture.

April 27, 2016

Do you have a windbreak on your farm or acreage?  Do you need one?  How do you start?  Are there any financial incentives to help with the cost?

November 13, 2015

Ready or not, winter weather will soon be here.  Consider these reminders as you prepare for the return of winter weather.

October 9, 2015

Each year 4H members are responsible to the state 4H program for paying $30 per member for services and a blanket 4H insurance policy for members, volunteers, and leaders.  Because of this cost yet to the 4H members to be part of the program, the Butler County Farm Bureau board of directors has voted to contribute $15 for each 4H club member that is also a member of a Butler County Farm Beau family.

August 14, 2015

Trees are a valuable part of our environment.  They provide shelter and shade, help prevent erosion, and add beauty and monetary value to property.  Unfortunately, many factors can cause trees to become unhealthy and lose their aesthetic value or die:  environmental stresses, site problems, animal injury,  infectious diseases, and insect infestations.  In many cases, more than one factor may be involved.  A correct diagnosis of the problem is the important first step in trying to save an unhealthy tree.

June 17, 2015

ISU Extension & Outreach information and resources for northeast Iowa

June 17, 2015

ISU Extension & Outreach information and resources for northeast Iowa

May 15, 2015

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is coordinating with Federal and State agencies, the poultry industry, and local communities, to keep avian influenza (AI) from becoming established in the Iowa poultry population.

April 17, 2015

Iowa State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has general information about avian influenza and factsheets on keeping your birds healthy.

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