County News

March 6, 2017

he Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America. 

March 3, 2017

How children deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Are they overwhelmed or do they bounce back?

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!
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 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.

February 16, 2017

Join us for a brand new 4-H experience specifically designed for Intermediate 4-H members in 2017.

February 16, 2017

Youth looking for a fun summer 4-H camp to attend need look no further than Pine Bluff 4-H Camp along the Upper Iowa River during June.  Camp is for Junior's (grades 4-6) enrolled in 4-H.  They are also looking for camp counselors in 9-12 grades. 

February 3, 2017

There are several ways to propagate a tree or plant on a new landscape. While planting trees, shrubs or vines directly is one option, another is using hardwood stem cuttings to promote new growth with help from the previous growing season.

4-H Clover
February 3, 2017

This month's newsletter has upcoming dates and information on changes to the 2017 Chickasaw County Achievement Fair!

January 27, 2017

Beef producers who are interested in software to help with balancing rations will want to check out the Iowa Beef Center’s newly updated Beef Ration and Nutrition Decision Software (BRaNDS) ration balancing software. Association scientist Garland Dahlke recently completed this update and said the new version is more user friendly and now reflects the updated guidelines in the recently released "Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle."

kitchen tools
January 27, 2017

Dear Dads,

Are you interested in freshening up your cooking skills and learning a trick or two in the kitchen? Maybe you’d like to expand your abilities past the typical dinners you prepare?

money
January 10, 2017

Take advantage of the various scholarships that are available!

2017
January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!  We are kicking 2017 off with several different workshops and other opportunities - check out the January Newsletter for all the details!

Happy Holidays!
November 30, 2016

Look inside the newsletter for Awards Program Recognition!

ServSafe logo
November 2, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering an 8 hour certification course on food safety for food service managers. ServSafe is a national certification program made available through the National Restaurant Association. ServSafe is one of the industry’s strongest educational programs. Certification is good for five years. 

November 2, 2016

The Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars are designed to provide agribusiness leaders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. Participants will also receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.

4-H Grows Here
November 1, 2016

Your November newsletter is here - included are fair dates for 2017!!

October 19, 2016

We have something for everyone this fall...come see what we have to offer!

October 5, 2016

The goal of the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is to provide educational information throughout Iowa on the safe and effective use of pesticides.PSEP is responsible for Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC’s) in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).Other programs that PSEP is involved in include integrated pest management, worker protection, environmental quality, and agricultural health.

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