County News

Jody Gatewood
June 11, 2013

When you’re planning your meals and writing your grocery list, do you ever wonder how many fruits and vegetables to buy or how to get the best deals on them? If so, check out our new series of 2-3 minute ‘how to’ videos.

April 23, 2012

Brenda Schmitt is the Family Finance Program Specialist providing programming and educational materials for the Northcentral area. Reach Brenda by calling 641.512.0650 or by email at

February 2, 2012

The USDA recently released a new Plant Hardiness Zone Map for the Unites States. This is the first time it has been updated since 1990. Most of north central Iowa has been reclassified from zone 4b to zone 5a. Even though your location may now be consi

June 12, 2009

Managing Tough Times: Money Managing Articles by Brenda Schmitt, ISU Family Resource Specialist.

February 20, 2009

Weeds are Everywhere! Even in North Iowa. Use this reference to find out what weeds you may have in your landscape.

October 30, 2008

Customer Care is on the decline everywhere you look. Heartland Hospitality will provide you and your employees with the tools to improve interaction with your customers.

July 3, 2007

This Iowa State University Extension online course will help first-time homebuyers meet rural development’s homebuyer education requirement.

June 20, 2007

Buying or refinancing your home may be one of the most important and complex financial decisions you'll ever make. Every year, misinformed homebuyers, often first-time purchasers or seniors, become victims of predatory lending or loan fraud. Don&apos

February 7, 2007

Have a healthy heart – promote low-fat cooking and active lifestyles. Food Nutrition, and Health.

January 20, 2005

The Choose MyPlate Plan Will Help Americans Make Better Food Choicesand Live Healthier Lives!

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