County News

4-H Clover
January 29, 2016

ag decision maker
January 22, 2016

Business Solutions for Farms and Agribusiness from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

Joel DeJong photo
January 19, 2016

Nitrogen loss from fall rainfall? – In December, John Sawyer wrote a very good article titled "Nitrogen Loss?" for the Integrated Crop Management Newsletter. If you applied N last fall, regardless of form, I encourage you to click on the linked article title above and read this article. A quick review - nitrogen in the ammonium form does not leach with that rainfall we received in November and early December.

tractor photo
January 6, 2016

Participants will be provided with classroom training consisting of safe tractor operations, safety on the road, tractor control and maintenance, safe operation farm machinery, and tractor driving instruction.

Healthy in a Hurry photo
January 6, 2016

Iowa’s youth are at risk. Approximately one in three children (31.7 percent) under age 5 is considered overweight or obese, which is slightly higher than the national average of 30.5 percent. A number of factors contribute to this issue, including lack of physical activity and low fruit and vegetable intake.

Dairy photo
January 6, 2016

We again focus on transition cows as a means to increase our profits. Often we hear how costly good transition cow facilities are but we again need to remember that every cow in the herd occupies this facility for some of the most critical days of her dairy production career.

4-H Emblem
January 6, 2016
feedlot photo
December 31, 2015

Barely into fall but a little snow, a few freezing temps, and some crazy wind chills have raised questions and concerns about winter teat problems! We’re there again, and the same old question pops up: To dip or not to dip? If so, with what? And what else can we do to stop winter teat problems? Let’s start with why dip?

Joel DeJong photo
December 28, 2015

May 2016 be a great year for each and every one of you! – I know the markets indicate that 2016 could well be a challenging year for many. But my hope is that this new year is still a very rewarding year for you, even if it isn't a great financial one. May 2016 bring you happiness and good health! 

Idals logo
December 22, 2015

Testing dates now available for February and March.

Landvalue logo
December 22, 2015

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre — having dropped in value for the second consecutive year. Per acre value declined $310, or 3.9 percent, since last year’s survey. Farmland values have now fallen almost 13 percent from the historically high 2013 values.

Certified Crop Advisors logo
December 22, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a Crop Advantage Series meeting in Carroll, Iowa on Jan. 28, 2016, at the Carrollton Inn. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting will start at 9 a.m. Mark Johnson and Paul Kassel, extension field agronomists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the meeting.

December 16, 2015

 New Year’s resolutions often center on self-improvement. The number-one cited resolution is to lose weight. Instead of focusing on weight loss, for 2016 focus on eating well for your brain! What we eat can influence how well our brain functions!

Fruit photo
December 16, 2015

Fruits are a delicious and healthy part of a nutritious diet. Fruits contain a variety of nutrients that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

December 2015 Newsflash
December 10, 2015

Joel DeJong photo
December 8, 2015

The five foot deep soil moisture levels for several NW Iowa locations were again analyzed on or about the first of November this year – as happens almost every year. Remember, five feet of our soils will hold about 11 inches of water for our crop at field capacity (when excess water has drained from the profile.)

bean sprouts
November 24, 2015

A new trend showing up in cereal, bread, pasta and snack aisles is products made up of bean sprouts.  Most people have heard of bean sprouts, but other foods that can be sprouted include grains, legmunes, radish seeds, brocolli seeds and nuts.

elderly image
November 24, 2015

Protein is a key part of the diet. Research shows many adults over the age of 60 are not eating enough protein to maintain muscle. A loss of muscle can lead to a loss of strength which limits a person’s ability to carry out daily activities, like bathing, cooking, or cleaning.  

Gold 4-H emblem
November 23, 2015

The annual Crawford County 4-H Awards Banquet was held Sunday, November 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Denison.  The Awards Banquet is held annually to recognize and honor the time, work, and dedication that 4-H youth and volunteers have contributed throughout the year.  This year, over 150 4-H members received a total of 559 project area awards.  An additional 9 4-H members received Special Awards. 

4-H Emblem
November 3, 2015


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