County News

Sewing workshop
October 17, 2014

Youth will be making a pillow and or table runner.  Youth can even make an extra pillow case to be donated to the Ronald McDonald house.  The Extension office will be purchasing fabric for this event so please pre-register by calling the Crawford County, ISU Extension & Outreach office at 712-263-4697.

grains
September 23, 2014

If you have a child in school, you may have already heard about the new "Smart Snack" guidelines going into effect this year in Iowa schools that participate in the federal school lunch program. The 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids’ Act updated the nutrition standards for snacks and beverages sold in school vending machines, via a la carte sales in the cafeteria, and at school stores and some fundraisers.

Joel
September 17, 2014

 Frost? – Some fields show the effects of the frost last Saturday morning. Others look like they escaped unscathed. I have not seen a field totally killed from that frost, most show damage to the top leaves, but have green leaves in mid-canopy, and a green stalk or stem. That helps!

Smart Choice
September 9, 2014

Iowans have two sources of information to help them prepare to select health insurance coverage when open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act begins again Nov. 15. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” classes throughout the state this fall. In addition, the Iowa Department of Human Services has a new website where Iowa Health and Wellness members can find information about premium free coverage in 2015.

high tunnel
September 9, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of meetings this fall for growers producing crops in high tunnels. Three meeting sites will offer the beginning “High Tunnel 101” workshop to current commercial fruit or vegetable growers and traditional farmers interested in diversifying their production.

Farm photo
August 29, 2014

Introduction to the 2014 Farm Bill. Presented by ISU Extension and Outreach, and Farm Service Agency

Family Storyteller
August 29, 2014

Books! Home activity packets! Fun snacks, prizes and fun! All this and more is a part of the “Family Storyteller Program” coming soon to Crawford County Extension and Outreach.

Crawford County Extension
August 19, 2014

The Crawford County extension council has started the process to fill five seats on the council.

organic student
August 19, 2014

Transitioning to successful organic production requires rapid acquisition of production, marketing and financial management skills. On Aug. 26 Iowa State University is beginning a 16-week online course on organic agriculture for producers who are interested in learning about the latest techniques for transitioning into organic farming, or improving their existing organic operations.

Yard and Garden
August 19, 2014

Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

clover
August 13, 2014
tree
August 11, 2014

Trees can become afflicted with problems that can change their appearance and overall health. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on fighting these issues. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

girl cell phone
August 11, 2014

Getting ready for school in the fall used to mean buying new clothes, some basic school supplies and maybe a new backpack. Today a new cell phone often is at the top of the back-to-school list, but do kids really need cell phones? Family life specialists discuss the issue this month in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Carrots
August 11, 2014

“In today’s economy, many Iowans are taking advantage of the land and garden spaces that are available to them to grow their own foods."

                                                                                                

   

August 4, 2014

Young Engineers interested in building, designing and making a robot are encouraged to register by August 8th for the Crawford County one-day Robotics Camp.  With registration being $35 for non-4-H members and $25 for 4-H members, please contact Crawford County Extension and Outreach office with any questions (712)263-4697. Scholarships are available. Complete a paper registration by stopping into our office or can be found on our website http://www.extension.iastate.edu/crawford/. Camp will be led by Master Robotics educator, Earl McAlexander at the Denison Middle School from 9:30am until 1:30 with lunch being provided.

August 4, 2014

Mid-to-late summer is an excellent time to manage the flowers growing around the house, yard and garden. But what are the specifics? When is the best time to manage particular flowers? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on maximizing the summer floral experience. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

Cyadventures with ISUExtension
August 4, 2014

Visitors to the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7-17 may venture with Cy around the fairgrounds to learn more about Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as enjoy the exhibits of thousands of Iowa youth who participate in 4-H Youth Development.

Summer Food
June 23, 2014

Summer is a wonderful time for fun with family and friends. But add food to summertime get-togethers, and suddenly food safety can become a concern at these events. Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.

Robotics Challenge
June 23, 2014

Youth can register now for the fifth annual Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. The senior division (grades 9-12) will participate Sunday, Aug. 10, and the junior division (grades 5-8) will participate Monday, Aug. 11. The challenges on both days are from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

Joel DeJond photo
June 5, 2014
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