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February 17, 2015

You are invited to a Crop Fair.  Better Information for a more profitable operation.  The free Crop Fair is part of the Iowa Corn Crop Fair Series and will be held on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am at the Coon Rapids Legion Hall with a complimentary breakfast and lunch sponsored by, Iowa Corn, Iowa Savings Bank, Carroll, Guthrie and Audubon County Extension & Outreach offices.  Call 712-792-2364 or email Julee Grell at juleeg@iastate.edu to pre-register.

February 11, 2015

(Carroll, Iowa) — Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about disease preparedness and traceability, development and implementation of common industry audits, and swine health research at the 2015 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences this month. Attendees also will learn how to prepare for an audit and get swine program updates from Iowa State University Extension swine specialists. The Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach cosponsor this annual series at different sites around the state. Conferences will be held Feb. 23-26 and follow the same schedule at all four locations with sessions held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference dates and locations are as follows:

 Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Carroll, Carroll County Extension office

There is no cost for those who pre-register and pork operation employers, managers and staff are encouraged to attend. Walk-in registration is $5 per person, payable at the door.  At their respective locations, ISU Extension and Outreach swine program specialists will provide updates on practical audit preparation, training opportunities and programming and resources available through IPIC. They’ll also lead PQA Plus training sessions for attendees from 9:30 a.m. to noon the day of each session. The training is free for those who preregister, so please indicate attendance for this training as well as the afternoon conference by contacting IPPA Producer Education Director Tyler Bettin at (800) 372-7675 FREE or tbettin@iowapork.org. To preregister, call IPPA at (800) 372-7675 FREE or e-mail Barb Nelson at bnelson@iowapork.org

December 30, 2014

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach plans to hold a Pesticide Training on March 24, 2015 at 6:30 at the Carrollton Inn.  If weather conditions are not favorable, please tune into KCIM/KKRL for any cancellations. No need to pre-register. Private Pesticide Training Brochure

Testing Date for Commercial and Private Applicators is February 16, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Swan Lake Education Center.  If winter weather is hazardous in your area, please call the Pesticide Bureau at 515-281-8591 to check on any possible change in time or cancellation. 2015 IDALS Pesticide Applicator Certification Winter Test Schedule

February 13, 2015

A workshop focused on comparison of feedlot facility investments, production benefits, cattle comfort and environmental stewardship will be held at the Carroll County Extension Office in Carroll, IA on March 25 from 9:45- 3:00 pm.

A $20 registration fee will be payable at the door but those interested in participating need to contact Chris Clark, ISUEO Beef Specialist to pre- register and reserve a noon meal.  Clark can be reached at caclark@iastate.eduor by phone at 712-250-0070. 

February 10, 2015

Come and join the Bucket Bottle Calf, Sheep and Goat Superintendents to learn how to care for a bucket bottle calf, lamb or goat and also find out what you will need to know to show a bottle bucket animal at the Carroll County Fair. 

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