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County News

October 15, 2014

PRIMGAR – Youth grades 5th to 12th in Northwest Iowa are invited to participate in “Youth Dairy Challenge” workshop on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Summit Dairy (John Westra farm), 5564 390th St., near Primghar.

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

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.  Fall 2014 Newsletter

September 17, 2014

Interested in learning to make wise investing decisions? Consider signing up for one of three investment education courses focused on your stage in life...see link and videos

September 27, 2014

Open until filled, This position is full time and will be located in the O ’Brien County ISU Extension and Outreach office in Primghar, Iowa. Hours vary according to the events. Based on a flexible 40 hour work week, hours could involve days, evenings, weekends, and/or overnights. Starting hourly pay range $12-$14. Initial 6 month review. Health insurance stipend is available.

 

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Yard and Garden: 

Properly Planting Tulips in Fall

Tulips may bring thoughts of warm weather, spring, new life -- even a sense of renewal. But to enjoy tulips in spring, the best time to act is now. Tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs should be planted in October, giving them enough time to establish themselves for spring growth.

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the best way to plant spring flowers this fall. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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Properly Overwintering Geraniums

As fall arrives and the leaves begin to change, we are reminded that it won’t be long until the first frost hits and winter arrives. We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter to thrive next spring?

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on overwintering geraniums. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

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Explore Fall-Blooming Bulbs, Trees and Shrubs

People typically think of fall as a time when plant life is winding down, a time of harvest, preservation and preparation for spring. But a number of plants and trees bloom in the fall, giving the landscape an extra boost. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on using bulbs, trees and shrubs to their best advantage this fall. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.
 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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People associate tulips with feelings of spring, but to get their benefits at the proper time, planting tulips right now is ideal. Get...

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