Calhoun County

A world of 4-H with you in it. Join 4-H!

Let your adventure begin! Explore your interests.

Help shape the leaders of tomorrow. Volunteer today!

See how we are making a difference in Iowa

Learn it. Grow it. Teach it. Become a Master Gardener.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Calhoun County

Iowa State University Extension is here to help you make informed decisions that affect your family, community, business and farm. We will provide you with unbiased, research based information to help you make a better decision.

County News

October 1, 2014

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home.  Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

October 1, 2014

The pre-harvest 2014 Farm Bill Program will be held on Monday, October 6, at the 4-H building on the Sac County Fairgrounds.  It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 11:00 a.m.  Topics covered include:  2014 Farm Bill overview, "new" crop insurance programs & sign up, considerations for choosing insurance and more.  Please register by contacting the Sac County Extension office at (712) 662-7131.

September 23, 2014

The better your credit score, the lower your interest will be on your house, auto, loans and mortgage interest rates.  When you improve your credit score by 100 points, you are putting extra money in your pocket! 

September 23, 2014

We live in a time when food safety hazards are prevalent.  Today's consumer is much more aware and concerned about food safety and food-borne illnesses, which makes the role of food service professionals even more critical.

September 1, 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

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 22, 2014 02:00 PM

The 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus, as a joint effort between Iowa State...

Share |