County News

4-H Emblem
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.

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October 4, 2016
vegtable basket
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.

Elderly person
October 4, 2016

Oatmeal is a whole grain food with many health benefits. It is rich in fiber, which helps maintain a healthy bowel, lowers cholesterol levels, and promotes heart health. Oatmeal is most com-monly eaten for breakfast, but oats can be included in many recipes such as breads, cookies, and even meatloaf!

Ag Decision Maker photo
September 14, 2016

The Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Network, organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is a statewide program designed to provide education and support for beginning and early-career agricultural producers.

Joel photo
September 9, 2016

Keep Scouting for Palmer Amaranth!

palmer amaranth
September 7, 2016

Join us for a Informational Meeting for Crawford County Farmers and Producers at the Dension-Schleswig High School Library on September 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

4-H Emblem
September 7, 2016
vegtable basket
August 30, 2016

Everyone has a role in helping to create and support an environment for healthy eating. Try these tips to encourage healthy choices at meetings, conferences, parties, and other events.

elderly photo
August 30, 2016

Exercise and nutrition are important for preventing muscle loss.

4-H clover
August 18, 2016

Are you a new 4-H family that has no idea what a record book even is?  Or are you looking for more details on how to prepare your record book for evaluation? 

Joel Dejong
August 18, 2016

Be on the Look Out for Palmer Amaranth - This past week proved to be an interesting one as Palmer amaranth was confirmed in some new counties, bringing the total up to 9 at this time. The closest to this area is Crawford County. New infestations have been found in newly-seeded CRP fields and pollinator habitat.

4-H emblem
August 8, 2016
Joel DeJong
August 2, 2016

A Mixed Bag of Precipitation– Today I was looking at the rainfall totals for the last 45 days (June 15 to August 1) from several sites around Iowa and the NW corner, in particular. The site I was using is the Mesonet Automated Data Plotter.

elderly photo
August 1, 2016

Canned foods are an easy and affordable way to include many healthy foods in your diet. Many canned foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and meats can be safely kept in your pantry for up to two years.

vegtable basket
August 1, 2016

 The internet can be a great information resource that is quick and easy to use. You can find breaking nutrition news, healthy recipes, and sound nutrition advice. Like other media outlets, however, the web can also be crowded with misinformation and poor nutrition guidance. Here are tips to help make you a whiz on the web in searching for credible nutrition and health information.

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