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County News

Lamb Carcass Quality Meetings
November 19, 2014

Sheep producers and agribusiness staff are invited to a meeting in Sheldon, Ia. on Tuesday, Dec. 9 about how to improve lamb carcass quality, resulting in better returns for the producer. The lamb meeting is cooperatively sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers, Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board, and Premier 1. The meeting will be held at the Pizza Ranch and begins with a 6 p.m. dinner, followed by a short business meeting and presentations from various university sheep specialists. Click this link for printable flier with registration.

October 27, 2014

Emerald Borer Ash has been found in Iowa. The most recent infestation was documented in August 2014 in Story County. Story County is the 13th confirmed infestation in the state. The Emerald Ash Borer is expected to keep spreading through-out the State of Iowa... are communities prepared for this disease or any other potential diseases of the future?

October 23, 2014

Informational Meetings Offered Across Northwest Iowa in November and December.  Meetings include USDA-Farm Service Agency Staff Expertise. Details here.

October 15, 2014

The ISU Extension and Outreach office in Clay County has an opening for the Associate Director of Youth Programming, Click on link for details.

www.extension.iastate.edu/clay/news/clay-county-extension-position-opening

 

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Yard and Garden: 

Keeping Your Holiday Plants Blooming

Everyone loves holiday flowers – they’re beautiful and a perfect addition to holiday celebrations. But they aren’t much good if they don’t bloom, are they? In order to make holiday flowers perennial and beautiful for years to come, special care must be taken. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to make sure holiday plants look great for years to come. To have additional houseplant questions answered visit the Yard and Garden FAQs, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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