County News

January 3, 2017

Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be held Thursday, February 23 at 1:30 pm the Carroll Recreation Center.  Notice new location this year!!  Plan to bring your certification number.  No need to pre-register.  If you have any questions please call Julee at 712-792-2364. 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Brochure 2016-2017

December 14, 2016

Re-Show for Commercial manure applicators is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but commercial applicators must register by contacting the ISU Extension and Outreach Carroll County office at 712-792-2364.  ISU Extension and Outreach will charge a $10 fee to applicators that choose to view on a non-scheduled day. 

December 22, 2015

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a variety of educational opportunities this winter for continuing education credits for child care providers.  Click here for a copy of the flyer and registration information.

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for December  2016

May 8, 2013

The statewide average for corn/soybeans was down 6.5%, from $246 to $230/acre.
The ISU Survey does not collect rental data for individual farms.The number of responses is the number of individuals who provided information about typical rents across the county. A new question on the survey this year was the number of acres the respondent was familiar with, the sum of those acres was over 2.5 million acres across the state.
In-depth questions on the Cash Rent Survey can be referred to your area Farm Management Field Specialists.
For more information on leasing see the Ag Decision Maker leasing page.
Information on CSR2 can be found on the Soilswebsite.
Links to the full publication from previous years can be found at the bottom of the Cash Rental Rates for 2016 Survey page. A publication with the historic county averagesis also available.

February 10, 2017

Ethanol plants need to be especially cautious of moldy corn this spring due to a humid fall and excessive amounts of corn stored in outdoor piles. According to Charles Hurburgh, grain quality and handling specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, mid-February will bring reports of moldy corn, hot spots and blue eye mold – a fungus turning the germ a bluish color, especially if temperatures do not decrease.

he Iowa Grain Quality Initiative has developed a set of online learning modules to help producers learn proper grain storage practices. The Iowa Grain Quality Aeration Module (CROP 3083B), produced in cooperation with the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative and Crop Advisor Institute explains how moisture, temperature and time interact to cause grain spoilage. Learn to establish a grain quality monitoring system with frequent temperature checks to prevent spoilage.

February 6, 2017

Coon Rapids Crop Fair- Tools for the Future will be held on March 14, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Coon Rapids Legion Hall.  This is a FREE crop fair designed to give you direct access to timely information that can help make your operation more profitable.  RSVP's much appreciated by March 9 to Janelle by calling 515-229-9980 or by email to jkracht@iowacorn.org

Crop Fair Agenda

February 3, 2017

Animal Science Round Up is held in conjunction with the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference in Ames on June 27-29th.

February 2, 2017

AMES, Iowa – There are several ways to propagate a tree or plant on a new landscape. While planting trees, shrubs or vines directly is one option, another is using hardwood stem cuttings to promote new growth with help from the previous growing season.

ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer your queries regarding hardwood stem cuttings. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

December 6, 2016

ALL youth exhibiting any beef, sheep, goat, swine, poultry or rabbit projects at the Carroll County Fair MUST be certified in the 4-H FSQA program. All trainings and tests will be held at the Extension Office.

servsafe
August 30, 2016

2 opportunities to attend ServSafe will be held at the Carroll County Extension Office.  Monday, January 23, 2017 and Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  ServSafe is a food protection manager cerfication course for restaurant and foodservice managers.

August 24, 2016

AMES, Iowa –  Corn and soybean farmers, agronomists and crop scouts now only have to carry one reference guide to the field when identifying insects and diseases, staging crops or looking up production-related information. The Corn and Soybean Field Guide, produced by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, combines the Corn Field Guide 2nd Edition and the Soybean Field Guide 2nd Edition into one publication for a more efficient version.

March 4, 2016

 The 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is now available!  This very popular publication from ISU Extension serves as a guide for individuals who hire custom work or perform custom work within our state. The survey also includes rates for renting machinery and providing other machinery operations. The custom rate charged for a service should cover the expense to own as well as operate the machinery, including fuel and the operator’s labor.

October 6, 2015

4-H members must attend 4 meetings during the 4-H year to be able to exhibit at the 2017 Carroll County Fair.

woman using computer in kitchen
November 12, 2014

Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.
 

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