County News

November 5, 2015

ISU Extension is conducting small-group workshops for those wanting to understand soil tests and fertilizer recommendations.  “We will take a step-by-step approach on understanding what to test for, how labs provide test results, and how to turn those results into fertilizer rates”, says Brian Lang, agronomist with ISU Extension.

November 5, 2015

Register today for the Midwest Dairy Day Genomics 101: Putting Genomics to Work held on December 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Iowa’s Dairy Center located at 1527 Highway 150 S, Calmar, IA 52132.

November 5, 2015

For dozens of reasons, it's time to convene in America's heartland a conference of farmers involved in Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA).  Thanks to the artful community collaboration of 15 farm organizations -- anchored by the Wisconsin Farmers Union --  just such a gathering will happen December 3-4, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with The Midwest CSA Conference: Moving Forward Together.

November 3, 2015

Crop prices have been declining and there is considerable uncertainty about the future.

October 24, 2015

Workshop for commercial fruit and vegetable producers interested in or having just built a high tunnel are scheduled for this fall. "Beyond the Basics: High Tunnels" will be offered Nov. 5 in Independence.

October 14, 2015

Farmers are increasing their use of information technology devices, and for those who use them, they tend to access information to help with farming decisions. These findings are included in the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2014 Summary Report (PM 3073).

June 18, 2015

It is often assumed that starting a food hub is a capital intensive process requiring large investments in infrastructure, transportation, logistics and personnel at the outset. A new publication produced by the Leopold Center, ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Food Hub, describes how emerging food hubs can grow successfully under money constraints if cash flow is managed strategically.

February 13, 2015

Are you interested in saving money, contributing to the vibrancy of your community and reducing carbon emissions? Are you interested in installing SOLAR or renewable energy? Then it's time to think about a Farm Energy Plan.

February 10, 2015

No matter how close or far Iowans are from retirement, the new “Retirement: Secure Your Future” Web page from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help them prepare, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life.

January 27, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

August 21, 2013

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March 25, 2013

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November 19, 2012

Check out Iowa State University Extension & Outreach's MoneyTips Blog to get financial tips for you and your family this holiday season!

May 7, 2012

Dead spots in the lawn, shrubs to prune, insects on garden vegetables, unidentified blooming flowers – these are all things that prompt Iowans to call their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office for consumer horticulture questions.

October 11, 2010

If you are a farmer, the age-old question of “how much of a market is there?” has plagued you forever. A new tool may help Iowa farmers answer that question, at least if they grow fruit and vegetable crops. The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

February 22, 2010

Learn about a national Extension website that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

February 11, 2010

Entrepreneurs in northeast Iowa now have another financing option to launch their ideas. The Northeast Iowa Food & Farm Coalition, or NIFF Coalition, was recently approved as an affiliate of Iowa Microloan.

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