Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

January 15, 2015

Carroll County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators Tuesday, February 10, 2015. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the ISUEO Pesticide Safety Education program. 

Registration begins at 8:30 am, and the course will be held from 9 to 11:30 am.  The registration fee is $35 on or before February 3, 2015 and $45 after February 3, 2015. To register please contact the Carroll County Extension office at 712-792-2364.

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

December 4, 2014

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.  Complete job description available at the Carroll County Extension Office, 1205 W US Hwy 30, Suite G, Carroll, IA 51401 or by calling 712-792-2364.  Submit cover letter and resume with references to the Carroll County Extension and Outreach Office by February 6, 2015.  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.

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