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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

October 27, 2014

Children with food allergies can safely enjoy Halloween Trick or Treating with a little planning.  Barb Fuller, MA, RD, LD, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Health offers some suggestions.

October 16, 2014

Mark your calendars to hear Ruth Rabinowitz as she will share her expereinces when she took over her family farm and what challenges she faced.  Thursday, November 6, 2014 First Christian Church 300 S Main, Osceola 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  Reserve your spot to ensure enough food and material is available.  Call 342-2917 Ext 3 today!  

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. 

September 2, 2014

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 activites in a non-competitive environment.  

August 20, 2014

As families welcome the new school year, sometimes parents can forget a child's need to ease into a new grade, says Kim Brantner, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  The child who enters school this fall is not the same one who started this time last year.  He or she may be different physically, mentally and emotionally.  Brantner offers some hints to help your family ease into the new school year.

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Rising Star interns spent last summer investigating regional food systems and addressing challenges communities face around local foods.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 22, 2014 12:12 PM

Updates to the latest crop production products and recommendations are the focus of upcoming meetings sponsored by Iowa State University...

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