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County News

Dairy Days
January 28, 2015

Register now for the 2015 Dairy Days Feb. 24 and 25 in Rock Rapids and Orange City.

January 14, 2015

SIOUX COUNTY - Successful lambing doesn’t just happen.  It involves science and good husbandry skills. To learn about both, two lambing schools will be offered on Feb. 3 at the Dave Laughton farm north of Le Mars, Iowa.  Two identical sessions – 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. – will be conducted. Participants may choose which session they wish to attend but each is limited to 25 people.

December 18, 2014

Le Mars– The Northwest Iowa Young Farmer group – an Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach program - has planned another great educational experience in Le Mars on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Details here.

PPAT
December 4, 2014

Attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20. You need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. See full details here.

December 1, 2014

Identity theft is growing; the fastest growing type of financial fraud.12 million reported cases of fraud last year resulted in $9 million in lost income. The average payment last year was $9,650. Extension and Outreach finance specialists offer log on and learn sessions to learn more.

 

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Yard and Garden: 

Take care of Indoor Plants during Winter

With cold weather and snow outside, it's a good time to focus on indoor plants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for keeping indoor plants healthy during winter months. For answers to additional questions, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

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Add Butterfly Weed to Spring Landscape Plans

AMES, Iowa – When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings. Include butterfly weed, a pretty, low maintenance perennial, in those plans to add significant beauty and value to a lawn. For maximum growth and beauty, specific growing procedures should be followed.

 

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Protect Landscape Against Winter Deicing Chemicals

AMES, Iowa -- Winter has officially begun in Iowa, and with it come snow and ice. Life keeps rolling in winter, which means the application of deicing salt and other measures to keep roads open and prevent slickness and falls on hard outdoor surfaces. Unfortunately, these measures can have negative effects on the landscape.Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach norticulturists on how to handle winter deicing chemicals. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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