County News

October 6, 2016

Sign up today for the 16th Annual Iowa Organic Conference, Nov. 13-14, at the University of Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. Please log on to the conference Registration site at:

October 6, 2016

Fall has arrived in Iowa, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring flowers. Now is the time to act and prepare for spring-flowering bulbs, be it inside or outside, this fall and winter.

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.

October 3, 2016

Our October 2016 Newsletter is here just in time to celebrate National 4-H Week!

September 30, 2016

As the days grow short, temperatures cool and plants in the landscape senesce, many insects and arthropods move to find overwintering habitat. Sometimes these animals seek out shelter in cracks and crevices of human structures such as houses and storage buildings.

September 26, 2016

In an effort to protect human and animal health from the rise of antibiotic resistance, the Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines that will regulate medically important antibiotic use in animal feed.

September 26, 2016

For those living in rural Iowa, the sight of a brood of young gamebirds, like Hungarian partridge, bobwhite quail or ring-necked pheasant, is probably a common and welcome sight on morning drives down dusty roads.

September 26, 2016

Farmers should keep grain impacted by flood waters separate, follow FDA guidelines

September 15, 2016

More than 550 FFA members from 18 high schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the annual Iowa Dairy Expo held at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar.

September 13, 2016

Join the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a two-day tour of Wisconsin dairies, Nov. 10-11.

September 8, 2016

Recent floods and excess water could mean changes to livestock and crops management this harvest season.  Many of the effects are yet to be determined as the standing crop still grows and each field and/or farm is affected differently.

August 31, 2016

The flash flooding in northeast Iowa has left many producers wondering what to do next. In many areas, the flooding of 2016 reached record levels.

August 30, 2016

Winneshiek County Extension has received funding for a new project supporting beginning farmers in the five counties of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek.

August 29, 2016

ISU Extension is increasing its support for beginning farmers. Two opportunities for farmers in northeast Iowa were recently announced.

August 24, 2016

The resources on this page provide information Iowans can use to plan before a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and conserve water.

August 16, 2016

Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties.

August 4, 2016

The Powerpoint Slides from the  Farmland Leasing Meeting are now available here!

July 21, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe®  food safety certification classes.  ServSafe® meets the criteria for an individual to become a "Certified Food Protection Manager" (CFPM).

June 2, 2016

It's Summertime and with it comes Camps, Fairs, and FUN!!  Look inside for all the need-to-know information!

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