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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Crawford County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Crawford County provides people of all ages a variety of opportunities to participate in life-long learning to create a vibrant county for a strong Iowa.

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December 13, 2016

Deliviering the research, knowledge and experience of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to decision-makers in the field.  Gain the Advantage for 2017.

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January 18, 2017
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December 1, 2016

The 2016 harvest is wrapping up in much of Northwest Iowa. With some limited exceptions, crop yields are being reported at record levels. Most would agree that weather was very favorable this year, but the proficiency of Northwest Iowa producers is to be applauded again. These larger yields are the major contributor to stabilizing per-acre revenues in light of the presently lower commodity markets. For at least a moment, it is good to pause, look for the positives and be thankful!

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December 1, 2016

Giving gifts of homemade cookies, cakes, and candies is a happy holiday tradition. But for many people, the gift of a plate of high-sugar, high-calorie goodies may not be as welcomed as it used to be. Two-thirds of adult Iowans are overweight, and many of them are struggling to keep a healthy weight. For them, the holidays can provide too many temptations to overeat.

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December 1, 2016

Breakfast cereals have been around for over 150 years! The first cereal was made in 1863, when a man named James Caleb Jackson created dried dough pieces that needed to be soaked in milk overnight to soften. After that, new varieties such as Corn Flakes, Puffed Wheat, Wheaties, Chex, and CherriOats (later named Cheerios) began to show up in stores.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Small Talk for Early Literacy

Yes, you can read to babies. Through “Small Talk,” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Ames Public Library and Raising Readers in Story County are helping parents build literacy skills in very young children.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

February 16, 2017 04:57 PM

North central Iowa beef producers interested in learning how to hone their management skills are invited to a workshop focused on just...

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