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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

November 24, 2014

The Clarke County Extension office will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will be back on Monday, December 1.  Enjoy your holiday.

November 13, 2014

Should I buy a fresh or frozen turkey?  How should I store a frozen turkey?  How long should I thaw a frozen turkey?  These questions and many more can be answered here!  Barb Fuller, MA, RD, LD Nutrition and Health Specialist, Human Sciences Specialist with Iowa State Univeristy Extension and Outreach offers information to help you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner.

November 6, 2014

The 2014 Farm Bill Program Overview Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 17th at the Clarke County Fairgrounds Events Center from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.  Topics include Base Reallocation, Yield Updating, Price Loss Coverage (PLC), County and Individual Ag Risk Coverage (ARC-CO/ARC-IC), Price Loss Coverage and Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) Interaction, Decision Tools, Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) and Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).  Pre-registration 48 hours in advance is requested for sufficient materials and seating.  No registration fee required.  To register call the Clarke County Extension office at (641) 342-3316.

November 6, 2014

The Clarke-Decatur FSA office announces some important USDA deadlines.  For more information contact the Clarke-Decatur FSA Office, 709 Furnas Drive Suite 2, Osceola or call (641) 342-2162.

October 10, 2014

Why would you artificially dry a crop that normally dries in the field?  On reason would be late planting due to double cropping or wet fields, or poor fall weather may result in soybeans that are too wet to store.  Second, harvesting early, when soybeans are still wet, reduces field losses, harvest losses, and market weight losses and allows more time for other fall fieldwork.  For more information on check out the Soybean Drying and Storage publication. 

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