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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

December 18, 2014

The 3 State Beef Conference will be held on January 13, 2015 at the Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa.  The 3 State Beef Conference is designed to provide beef cattle producers and other agricultural professionals in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska an update on current cow-calf or stocker topics.  Pre-registration is required for this event.  Registrations are due by January 9, 2015.  Registration fee is $25, which includes a meal and materials.  To register, call Page County Extension at (712) 542-5171 or toll free at (877) 596-7243.  

December 18, 2014

Happy Holidays from the staff at the Clarke County Extension.  Our office will be closed on Thursday, December 25, Friday December 26 and Thursday, January 1.  We will have normal business hours on December 29 - 31st.  We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

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 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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