County News

May 10, 2017

Will you be our next Chickasaw County Fair Queen?!

May 9, 2017

As a declining number of Monarch butterflies migrate through the central United States each year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering a new incentive for farmers to help increase their breeding habitat.

May 8, 2017

The event will offer the opportunity to attend workshops about technical and financial assistance available for farm energy projects and time to meet with local contractors.

May 4, 2017

Spring has arrived and as we start enjoying our favorite outdoor activities, don’t let your fun be ruined by ticks. Although it is difficult to make predictions on the severity of ticks in a given season, the University of Minnesota predicts that because of our mild winter, we may experience a year of above average tick numbers.

4-H Clover
May 2, 2017

You will definitely want to check out this newsletter for upcoming workshops, opportunities, and deadlines!

April 28, 2017

Spring is a time for renewal and growth, and it’s also an excellent time for new beginnings. Planting a new tree (or trees) is a great way to create a legacy that can last for generations on a landscape.

variety of food and produce
April 27, 2017

Would you like to support local farms and businesses and get fresh, locally produced food and produce delivered weekly to one convenient location?  Iowa Food Hub provides this service to Northeast Iowa and, specifically, to us here in Chickasaw County!

April 27, 2017

“Although bullying is a common part of childhood, it isn’t ‘normal.’ It’s a serious problem that can limit the ability of children, both those who bully and their victims, to progress academically, socially and emotionally…”

Save the Date
April 26, 2017

Save the Date for Chickasaw County Livestock Auction on Monday, July 17th

April 26, 2017

RSVP by June 1st for Summer Day Camps!  Camps are available for Kindergarteners up to 6th Grade, regardless of membership in 4-H.

April 13, 2017

The 2017 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference will be held on June 14 and 15 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This premier conference will focus on nutrition and management topics to improve cow performance, and foot and cow health.

100 Year Celebration logo
April 12, 2017

Help us kick off our 100 YEAR Celebration of Extension and Outreach in Chickasaw County next week during ISU Extension and Outreach Week! We have lots of great things planned...and if you participate in at least 4 out of the 7 events next week and get your card signed at each, we will put you in a drawing for something special!!

cup of coffee
April 11, 2017

Coffee and Donuts anyone?!!

April 5, 2017

Iowa’s economy has relied on agriculture for most of its history. As demand for local food rises statewide, an increasing number of Iowans are engaged in building and expanding the food systems that can meet that demand. They are participating along the entire food-chain spectrum, from beginning farmers, to established commodity farmers diversifying their production, to the distributors and aggregators helping farmers get their products to the ever-growing number of institutional buyers like grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, and schools.

April 5, 2017

Beef cattle production can be a viable option for small farms.  Livestock enterprises can diversify farming operations and complement many other farm enterprises.

4-H Clover
March 31, 2017

Your April Chickasaw 4-H Connection is here!

March 29, 2017

Performing custom work can be an additional source of income for farm operators around the state. For others, custom work is a full-time career. When labor is available, and another party has equipment, renting equipment for a short term is also a common practice.

tree pruning demonstation
March 17, 2017

Learn how to properly prune fruit trees, fruit tree management, and working with our pollinators.

March 15, 2017

Who do you know who has served the Chickasaw County 4-H program above and beyond over the years?  Now is the time to nominate them to receive the Hall of Fame award!

4-H Clover
March 1, 2017
Your March 4-H Connection is now available!  Start planning for your upcoming months and take advantage of workshops, camps, leadership opportunities, and more - all included in this month's newsletter!
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