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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.

County News

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October 26, 2016
Words on Wellness
October 24, 2016

It’s that time of year when lots of food is made and enjoyed at holiday gatherings. However, sometimes too much food is made and then thrown away before it can be used. About 90 billion pounds of edible food goes uneaten each year in the United States. Yet 1 in 7 Americans struggles to get enough to eat. On average, $370 worth of food per person per year is thrown away.

Joel DeJong
October 24, 2016

Stored Grain Reminder– With harvest in full swing we know that grain is going into on-farm storage, and the temperature of that grain could easily be several degrees higher than the outside temperature as we cool down in the fall. Hopefully we are all thinking about keeping that crop in good condition until selling.

October 4, 2016
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October 4, 2016

Most Americans are not consuming enough vitamin D. A study by the Centers for Disease Control found some groups of Americans were deficient in vitamin D—a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for human health.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Gardening for Food Pantries

Start with an idea: grow fresh produce for donation to food pantries. Mix together ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition education, Master Gardeners and ISU Research and Demonstration Farms. The goal: More than 10,000 pounds of food for Iowans in need.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

October 26, 2016 09:06 AM

Iowan Bob Petrzelka recently was elected north central region president of the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching...

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