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February 3, 2017

Swine health, a swine market outlook and barn safety will be three of the subjects discussed at the 2017 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists will host the meetings at four Iowa locations Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 24. Register by calling 800-372-7675 or e-mailing bnelson@iowapork.org

Session is from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Carroll, Carroll County Extension Office

“It’s imperative that our producers are equipped with valuable resources for current industry topics,” said IPPA Producer Education Director Drew Mogler. “This year’s regional conferences will provide worthwhile information for anyone involved in the day-to-day management of pork production.” 

January 30, 2017

Carroll County will offer the Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for categories 4 and 10 on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 

The local attendance site is at the Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach office. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Feb. 15 and $45 after Feb. 15. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Julee Grell at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Carroll County by phoning 712-792-2364.

Registration Form

January 27, 2017

Please apply for the summer assistant position in Carroll County on or before March 3, 2017.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Carroll County Office is accepting applications for a temporary, part-time Summer Assistant to assist 30-40 hours per week with various office activities from mid May - mid August.  Qualifications include a minimum of a high school diploma, knowledge of 4-H, strong communication and organizational skills, up-to-date computer and technology skills, and ability to work some evenings and some weekends.    Submit cover letter and resume or job application with references to the Carroll County Extension and Outreach Office- 1205 West US Hwy 30 Ste. G, Carroll, IA  51401 on or before March 3, 2017.  In accordance with ISU Extension’s Child Protection and Safety Policy, a background check will be competed on the selected applicant.  Carroll County Extension is an EEO/AA Employer.

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. 

Statewide Resources

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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