County News

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June 19, 2015
Paige Amenell
May 27, 2015

There is a new and friendly face in the Crawford County Extension office.  Burlington, Iowa native Paige Amenell began her work as the Crawford County Program Coordinator on May 18, 2015. 

herbs
May 6, 2015

Have you ever wanted to know how to cook and use your own home grown herbs?

Community Garden
May 6, 2015

Garden Plots are available for members of the community to rent for 2015. 

News you can use
May 6, 2015

Peanut butter is a favorite among many Americans, especially when added to a classic PB and J sandwich. However, you may be asking yourself...why is peanut butter considered “healthy” if it is higher in calories and fat? 

energy image
May 6, 2015

A Look at Energy Drinks: Paying the Price for Caffeine?     

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May 6, 2015
Family Storyteller
April 2, 2015

Georgia Hollrah and Collette Huntley participated in the Family Storyteller training.  They experienced an overview of the program workshops and completed the take home activities.   Watch for Family Storyteller program announcements from ISU Extension – Crawford County.

eggs photo
April 2, 2015

 Reconsidering the Egg

Experts have warned against diets high in cholesterol for years and have suggested, for example, limiting egg yolk intake. The previous Dietary Guidelines for Americans* stated that Americans eat too much cholesterol and that high-cholesterol foods like eggs should be limited. Preliminary reports, however, indicate that the 2015 guidelines may no longer consider cholesterol as a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.

elderly couple
April 2, 2015

With the summer months just around the corner, it’s
time to start thinking about fresh, seasonal produce.
Eating produce daily, whether fresh, frozen or canned, helps
fuel our body with the energy and nutrition it needs to stay
strong and healthy.

SLG Show logo
April 1, 2015

The Siouxland Garden Show March 27 - 29 at the Sioux City Convention Center  is a garden party with something for everyone. From Friday through Sunday, the show will be filled with 11 regional and local speakers, 19 how-to sessions, 19 make-and-take projects, and nearly 50 Siouxland area business and organization exhibits.

asparagus
April 1, 2015

It's the time of year when wild asparagus hunters are taking to roadside ditches and railway right-of-ways in search of this spring delicacy -– a hunt  that is rivaled only by the woodland hikes to find morel mushrooms. Coming home with a bounty of fresh greens is a treasure to be savored every spring. For the less adventurous and gardeners that want a "patch" all their own, this is also a good time to plan, purchase and plant asparagus in the home garden. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recommend asparagus varieties for Iowa gardens and share how to properly plant and harvest a home patch of asparagus. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

Emerald Ash
April 1, 2015

Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in the city of Clinton, making this the 20th county in Iowa where this wood boring pest of ash trees has been found. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

March 31, 2015
March 16, 2015

Help us celebrate "Extension Week" with a Free Movie at the Crawford County Cinema IV.  THe Penguins of Madagascar or Big Hero 6 are the featured movies at 1:00 or 3:00 pm on March 20th.  Your admission to the movie is a dontaion of a TAP item!  Please call the Extension office for more details at 712-263 4697.

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February 26, 2015
Tree pruning photo
February 2, 2015

At this stage of winter, trees on Iowa’s landscape are still months from blooming and providing shade, which makes this the prime time of the year to give trees a tune-up with pruning. Using proper pruning techniques avoids harming trees. Here are some tips from horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on the proper way to prune trees in winter. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

Feedlot photo
February 2, 2015

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will offer several workshops focusing on choices in feedlot facilities in February and March 2015. Russ Euken, ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist, said the workshops, set in various locations throughout the state, will offer an overview of facility types, advantages and disadvantages, and review research on these types.

Beardshear Hall
February 2, 2015

Iowa State University has earned reclassification as a “Community Engaged University” from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

News you use photo
January 27, 2015

Beans and legumes, part of the MyPlate protein group, are sources of both fiber and protein. Fiber is important for digestive health and feeling full for longer while protein is necessary for building and maintaining muscle and brain health.

 

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