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NW Iowa Summer Camps
March 18, 2015

Register online for a variety of camps for youth from grades 1 to 12! There's something for all -- STEM camps, agriculture and natural resources camps, medicine camps, shooting sports camps, and more!

March 3, 2015

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is here to help by providing Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Get the tools you need to take care of yourself duringsix sessions held at the ISU Extension and Outreach O’Brien County conference room Monday evenings starting April 6. Sessions run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The O’Brien County extension office is located at 340 2nd St. SE in Primghar.

October 2, 2014

 AMES, Iowa—Many Iowans are choosing to live on small farms or acreages and they have a variety of reasons. According to the Census of Agriculture, one-third of Iowa farms are small farms with 50 acres or less. Iowans say small farms offer a quiet place to retire and open spaces to raise young families. Some are drawn to the rural lifestyle by memories of growing up on a farm or visiting a grandparent’s farm. Others want to raise their own food, make a positive contribution to the environment or contribute to the local food system.  Winter 2014 Newsletter

Bankruptcy
May 25, 2014

 Individuals filing for personal bankruptcy can turn to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the education that is required during the bankruptcy process. “Financial Success: Recovery after Bankruptcy” is available through the national eXtension website, www.extension.org, at a cost of $20 per person.

 

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Yard and Garden: 

Prepare and Plant Onion Cultivars in Spring 

AMES, Iowa - With spring here, it’s time to think about planting in home gardens. In Iowa, onions are a popular garden product, but they do require some special conditions and care to get optimal results.

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on onion cultivar varieties and the proper way to plant them. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 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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Pruning Raspberry Plants in Spring

 AMES, Iowa — Raspberries, a favorite of many home garderners, are relatively easy to grow, and are hardy and productive in most of Iowa. If given proper care, a 100-foot-long row of red raspberries can produce 100 to 150 pints of fruit. Proper pruning increases berry numbers and size, and is required to obtain maximum yields.

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on the proper way to prune raspberries. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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