Crawford County

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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.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

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Our Office will closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the holiday.

County News

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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.

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November 3, 2016

Spaghetti is most commonly thought of as an Italian food. However, spaghetti noodles make a great base for all kinds of meals. Add adventure to your diet by making new spaghetti dishes. The chart below shows how you can include most or all of the MyPlate food groups, all in one bowl!

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December 1, 2016 11:23 AM

December can be the season for financial stress, but Iowans don’t have to take on that stress by themselves. Iowa Concern, from...

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