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Local Highlights

July 14, 2015

Crop Management Workshop will be held at Jeff Shirbroun's Farm 3.5 miles west of Coon Rapids on Hwy 141 on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  At 10:00 Mark Johnson, ISU Extension Field Agronomist- Stand Establishment and Evaluation. At 11:00 Jon Renze and Bill Backaus, Wyffels Hybrids- Corn Leaf Diseases, root worm, and the future in seed. Noon- free lunch from Yetter Locker Catering. At 1:00 Ken Bennis, Dow AgroScience, Chemical pre-emergent applications for resistant weeds, chemical post-emergent applications, and soybean leaf diseases.  Program sponsored by DowAgroScience, Wyffels Hybrids and United Bank of Iowa. 

There is no fee, however you must register to attend at juleeg@iastate.edu or 712-792-2364.

May 21, 2015

Become a Master Gardener by participating in the Master Gardener Core Training. ISU Extension & Outreach will be providing the training for new Master Gardeners on Tuesdays in September, October and November in locations across the state. Carroll County Extension will host the trainings at the Carroll County Extension office at 1205 West US Hwy 30, Ste G from 6:30 pm to 9: 30 pm. 

eco family
March 9, 2015

Iowans will learn how to maximize their resources and share their extras during the 2015 Eco Family Project from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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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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  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

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  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

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  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.
     

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  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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