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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

August 27, 2015

Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Cooper Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., at Moore Angus Farms, rural Melrose. The field day is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is recommended. Contact Iowa Learning Farms by Sept. 10 to be included in the meal count: phone 515-294-8912, or email: ilf@iastate.edu. The field day is at Moore Angus Farms, 14527 Highway J18, Melrose. From Moravia, go west on County Road J18 for approximately 9 miles. The farm will be on the south side of the road.

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 20, 2015

Livestock producers looking to enhance their grazing management skills should plan to attend one of four workshops held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach across Iowa. Guest speaker Laura Paine, holistic management certified educator from Wisconsin, will be at the September workshops to discuss balancing family life and raising livestock concepts for the next generation of graziers and those who are serious about sharpening their management skills.

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."

July 31, 2015

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clarke County office at 154 W Jefferrson Street in Osceola, Iowa.  Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens, and managing pests.  Classes start in September.  For more information stop by the Clarke County Extension Office today!  

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