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County News

February 24, 2017

February has brought unusually warm temperatures across Iowa, with record highs topping the 70-degree mark. However, it won’t last forever. Winter temperatures will return, but that could confuse trees, shrubs and plants which flower earlier than normal. Will this cause problems?

4-H Clover
February 21, 2017

Lock-In is back this year at the Charles City YMCA. Come ready for a night of FUN! Join in on swimming, movies, food, and team building activities!

February 20, 2017

The Northeast Iowa Beginning Local Food Farmer Network will be hosting an exciting workshop designed to help local food and direct-marketing farm businesses achieve financial health. Paul Dietmann and Craig Chase will lead the sessions and teach producers how to analyze their business profitability, to compare the costs and returns from different enterprises, and to make decisions about renting or buying land, building infrastructure and capital investment.

vegetable garden
February 20, 2017

You have a picture in your mind of the beautiful vegetables you will have in July and August, but how do you get to that point?  

February 16, 2017

Ethanol plants need to be especially cautious of moldy corn this spring due to a humid fall and excessive amounts of corn stored in outdoor piles. According to Charles Hurburgh, grain quality and handling specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, mid-February will bring reports of moldy corn, hot spots and blue eye mold – a fungus turning the germ a bluish color, especially if temperatures do not decrease.

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Our Story: Small Talk for Early Literacy

Yes, you can read to babies. Through “Small Talk,” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Ames Public Library and Raising Readers in Story County are helping parents build literacy skills in very young children.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

February 27, 2017 02:47 PM

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has a variety of resources that can help prepare gardeners for the upcoming gardening...

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