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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Clarke County

As time seems to fly by don't forget that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is available with research based information for you. Be sure to check out the latest edition of Words on Wellness for the latest in nutrition and fitness.As always our office is open if you have any questions be sure to give us a call! See what Extension can do for you!

County News

September 28, 2016

Palmer amaranth has now been confirmed in more than 30 counties in Iowa, in both conventional farm operations and in native seed mixes for conservation purposes. Farmers, crop consultants and those interested are encouraged to attend the Palmer amaranth identification workshop, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agronomists Aaron Saeugling and Rebecca Vittetoe. The one-hour workshop will occur on Oct. 3 at the Iowa State University McNay Research Farm near Chariton, Iowa at 1:30 p.m.  This meeting is free and open to the public.  The McNay Research Farm is located at 45249 170th Avenue, Chariton Iowa. Go south 4 miles on Highway 65 from the intersection of Highways 65 and 34, then 2.5 miles east on a gravel road and turn north 0.25 miles. The farm is located on the east side of the road. For more information, please contact Aaron Saeugling at 712-769– 2650 or clonz5@iastate.edu or Rebecca Vittetoe at 319-653-4811 or rka8@iastate.edu. 

August 31, 2016

It is hard to believe that it is time to get enrolled in Clarke County 4-H already.  Adventures await for all Clarke County Youth.  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade have a great Clover Kids program available while those grades 4th - 12th have traditional and specialized clubs available.  Members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts through hands-on activities in a non-competitive environment.  

August 27, 2015

AMES, Iowa -- Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family. Today’s recipes have been scientifically tested to ensure a safe product. So before trying any of those old family canning recipes, call AnswerLine, the home and family hotline at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  AnswerLine, 800-262-3804 in Iowa, is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. AnswerLine also has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as a twice-weekly blog at http://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/answerline/. Barb Fuller can be reached at 641 202 1843 or bfuller@iastate.edu

August 18, 2015

Preserving food by canning in the oven has been a hot topic this summer.  It seems everyone is looking for a shortcut to preserve food at home.  Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut, Barb Fuller, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist and a Master Food Safety Advisor for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says, "Many individuals have shared they have tried, or have heard about, oven canning.  Just because a jar is sealed doesn't mean the food inside is saft to eat.  I've had people say to me - 'I haven't gotten sick from it.' I tell them they are probably very lucky!  Botulism is a big concern."

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