Yard & Garden/Horticulture

Local Highlights

February 4, 2016

The fruit and Butter Braid sales sheets are in your hands so SELL, SELL, SELL!! All orders are due to the club leaders by Friday, February 19, 2016.  35% of the profit goes directly to your club! The fruit and Butter Braids will be delivered on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Your club will have a certain time allocated to pick up fruit and butter braids. ALL the fruit will be sorted by club and dispersed at another location after pickup. The five highest sales people will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card. Good luck to all of you as you are selling!

Fruit Sales Sheet

Butter Braid Sales Sheet

January 11, 2016

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 5, 2016.  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.

December 3, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Crop Advantage Series to producers at 14 locations across Iowa during January 2016. Each year, ISU Exension and Outreach specialists and field agronomists present the lastest crop production research and information for the upcoming growing season to producers, agronomists and industry leaders.

This year’s Crop Advantage Series will focus on the importance of risk management programs and controlling costs.

“It's important to discuss these topics as we go into our second year of prices averaging below Iowa State’s estimated production costs,” said Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist. “Profits will be harder to come by and many producers will need to pay more attention to the financial side of their farm business.”

Each location features a full agenda of workshops that attendees can choose from to develop a personalized agenda. ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists will present program topics focusing on county needs and production issues.

August 14, 2015

Check out the Integrated Agronomics Newsletter for DECEMBER 2015

January 11, 2016

Local businessman Denny Halder will lead us in a woodworking workshop. The workshop will be Saturday, February 27th from 9-11 a.m. at the Extension Office.

Statewide Resources

  • Let us "feed" your appetite for gardening information with a wide menu of gardening entrees.

  • Helping support the state’s evolving grape and wine industry, because the potential economic opportunities in wineries, value-added agriculture and tourism are limitless.

  • Images and information on a wide range of common pest and non-pest insects encountered in the home, yard and garden.

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

  • Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.

  •  Information on lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions is available from ISU Extension staff.

  • Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists.

  • Production and business management information for commercial producers on wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

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

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