County News

Joel Dejong photo
May 28, 2014
Honeysuckle photo
May 27, 2014

Creating a beautiful, functional landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss considerations when selecting trees and shrubs for shaded, wet and dry areas of the lawn and garden. For more information about plant selection contact ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or email hortline@iastate.edu.

Joel's Picture
May 15, 2014
Joel's photo
May 5, 2014

Off to a good start? We are fortunate in this part of the state to have a start at corn planting. Some of my counterparts across Iowa have indicated that little has been done, and there is significant water standing in fields. I hope we get a good window of opportunity to continue our progress soon. The Ag Statistics crop report summaries would say that we average about 4.5 suitable field work days per week at this time of year. I hope we get at least that much next week!  

vegtable basket
May 5, 2014

 

Join Holly VanHeel, ISU Extension Nutrition and Health

Specialist, to learn about the latest updates to various methods and practices of safe food preservation!

salad mix
May 5, 2014
Powerful tools photo
April 18, 2014

People across Iowa are learning to thrive, not just survive, as they provide care to their loved ones who are chronically ill, aging or have a disability.
 

Dog photo
April 18, 2014

Dog Obedience class will be offered May 7 through July 16, every Wednesday evening. Dog Obedience classes are required for all of those who want to show dogs in the 4-H show during the Crawford County Fair. To register, please call the Extension Office at 712-263-4697.

Camp fun picture
April 18, 2014

“4-H camp is like a learning laboratory where kids get to explore the outdoors, and be creative and active,” said Bill Beckley, Iowa 4-H camping program specialist. “Kids can enjoy nature in a safe environment at 4-H camp.”

March 31, 2014

Thoughts as We Move Towards Spring: I have frequently been asked how deep the frost got this winter. I am certain that depends a lot on how much cover was over the ground when it got really cold. But, I do know that at 50 inches it got close to freezing at our NW Iowa weather monitoring stations, but it never got below freezing at that depth at almost all sites. These sites have sensors planted in the soil at 4", 1’, 2’, and 50" deep.

colored eggs
March 31, 2014
4-H Logo
March 31, 2014
feedlot
March 6, 2014

Looking forward to Spring Field Work

4-H logo
March 6, 2014
Preserve the Taste of Summer logo
February 21, 2014

Interest in home food preservation has increased due to the popularity of local foods and gardening. With more people preserving food, there is concern about whether the resulting food products are safe to eat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the most common cause of foodborne botulism in the United States is from home-canned vegetables because proper procedures were not followed.

Joel DeJong photo
February 10, 2014

 Attend the 2014 NW Iowa No-till/Strip Till Conference - Join us on Feb. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Le Mars Convention Center for the No-Till/Strip Till Conference (find the brochure here). The conference is co-sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, Northwest Iowa Conservation Districts and Northwest Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

4-H logo
February 10, 2014

The fruit and Butter Braid sales sheets are in your hands so SELL, SELL, SELL!!  All orders are due to the club leaders by Friday, March 3, 2014!  The fruit and Butter Braids will be delivered on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  Your club will have a certain time allocated to pick up fruit and butter braids.

fieldlot photo
February 10, 2014
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