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Joel DeJong photo
March 23, 2017

As we approach spring, we often start watching what soil temperatures are doing. In case you are interested, this is what the Iowa 4” soil temperature map looked like yesterday. 

4-H Emblem
March 22, 2017

Join 4-H members from Region 12 to learn more about showmanship and grooming on Saturday, April 8th at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Coon Rapids.  Sessions will be held on: beef, sheep dairy goat, meat goat, swine, rabbit and poultry.

vegtable basket
March 15, 2017

iowa produce image
March 2, 2017

The days are getting longer.  Orchards are being pruned and the nice weather this week has all of us thinking about spring.  I hear apple buds are swelling at the Horticulture Station north of Ames and blueberry buds are swelling at my place in Des Moines.  Looking at growing degree days since January, the Southern 1/3rd of the state is slightly above average and the Northern 1/3 of the state is slightly below average for the year.  Warm temperatures are forecasted for the next 14 days which could put us well above average by the end of the month.

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