County News

May 4, 2015


Important Update:  The Clothing/Share-The-Fun Event scheduled for Saturday, June 6th will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, Allison NOT St. John's Lutheran Church.


April 17, 2015

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

April 6, 2015

Want to show rabbits?  But don’t have any?  The Carpenter Family is selling 4-H show quality Holland Lops.  If interested, contact April Carpenter at 319-239-4117.

March 5, 2015

If you want to meet new friends, learn and make projects to take to your county fair such as putting your hands to work by making a woodworking project or visual arts craft, then this is a reat opportunty!

March 5, 2015

The newsletter is linked online below, but articles this issue will include winter care for horses, lanning a spring vegetable garden, home energy savings tips, estimating costs of pasture and hay production, starting a bird feeding program and more.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/smallfarms/newsletter/winter-2014

March 3, 2015

If your household income is at or below the following range you may be eligible for Food Assistance.S

February 26, 2015

Many Iowa farmers hire custom machine work done in their farm business or perform custom work for others.  Others rent machinery or perform other services.  This information is based on survey responses from 166 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.

February 16, 2015

Iowa State University and Trees Forever will be conducting this informative meeting regarding storm damage assessment, Emerald Ash Borer, tree benefits, importance of replanting, and inventory information.

January 29, 2015

USDA Rural Development's Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program provides loans to assist low and very low income families in rural Iowa achieve their dream of homeownership.

January 26, 2015

On December 12, 2014, the Iowa Department of Education sent a letter to public  school leaders stating waivers to start school early would no longer be automatically granted.

December 11, 2014

The weather has grown colder, but that doesn't mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring.  Quite the opposite.  Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.

November 14, 2014

Consider joining the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA), the owner of the Northeast Resarch and Demonstration Farm. 

November 11, 2014

Read what our field specialist has to report.

October 15, 2014

Although adults involved in the agriculture industry may not come out and verbally share they are under financial or emotional stress, there are signs they may be in need of help. 

August 29, 2014

Now is the time to be saving seeds for next year's garden, especially if you have had great success with a particular variety of beans, tomato or something else.  And just how do you go about storing those seeds?  If you want to get kids involved this is a fun method that's much more fun!

August 26, 2014

Read what our field specialist has to report!

June 17, 2014

The forces of nature - wind, water, and extremes of temperature can leave one unprepared.  Remember to take care of yourself and your family first, then deal with the things you may have lost to the disaster.

December 17, 2013

The sounds of chainsaws in the timber is a great time to review some key safety issues. . . and maybe save an accident.

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