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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Calhoun County

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Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

County News

July 9, 2014

Two camps are being offered in July:  Level 1 for youth entering 4th and 5th grades and Level 2 for youth entering 6th thru 8th grades.  Youth will learn how to build and program robots to meet First Lego League challenges.  Don't miss this fun and educational camp for your 4-H and non-4-H youth! 

June 19, 2014

The Iowa Master Gardener program and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach are once again offering a series of summer garden webinars for the general public.  Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Rockwell City.  Call 712-297-8611 to register for each session individually. 

Tuesday, July 15 – Mark Vitosh, Iowa DNR District Forester, will speak on “Iowa’s Unknown Treasure: The Forest Resource.”  He will discuss trees in communities as well as the benefits and issues of growing trees in Iowa woodlands and urban areas. 

Thursday, August 14 - Donald Lewis & Mark Shour, ISU Extension Entomologists, will speak on “Tree Pests: Emerald Ash Borer and Beyond”, with a focus on recent pests of trees such as the Emerald Ash Borer and the impact of these pests on the Iowa landscape. 

Thursday, September 4 – Jeff Iles, Iowa State University Department of Horticulture, Chair and Extension Nursery and Landscape Specialist, will speak on “Replacing Ash Trees: Good Alternatives for Iowa”, providing ideas of other species of trees to consider planting in the home landscape.
 

June 4, 2014

“Words on Wellness' is a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices

March 15, 2014

The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey contains information from a survey of Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers. For each operation, the average rate from the survey and the range are listed.

March 1, 2014

There aren’t any “shoulds” with respect with how grief is felt or expressed.  It's common for people who have lost a spouse or someone close to feel sad, angry, helpless, guilty, anxious, lonely and frightened.  

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

June 13, 2014 10:20 AM

Dubuque County Extension is partnering with Loras College to provide computer literacy training to older citizens as a part of the Mid-...

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