County News

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.

Joel DeJong
June 13, 2016

Corn growth and development – I see that many cornfields are starting to approach the V-6 (six collar) stage of growth. According to the ISU publication titled “Corn Growth and Development,” at V-6 we have initiated growth for all the leaves, the tassel, and ear shoots, although many aren’t visible without a microscope. Full ear potential isn’t completed yet – but we have a start!

4-H Emblem
June 13, 2016
elderly picture
June 1, 2016

Spinach and other leafy green vegtables are a good source of vitamin K, which helps your body to clot.

vegtable basket
June 1, 2016

It's not everyday a new vegtable is introduced!  The newest vegtable to arrive in grocery stores is Kallettes - a cross between kale and brussel sprouts.

Joel's photo
June 1, 2016

Soybean Yield Potential – It’s been an interesting (but not necessarily a good) year trying to get the crop planted in NW Iowa.  For corn, as mentioned in my last edition, the Corn Replant Checklist might be of help to you. Here are a couple of soybean tables on the effect of planting date on yield potential and on the yield potential of different populations from a 2014 article by Mark Licht, ISU Extension Cropping Systems Agronomist, titled “Early Season Soybean Replant Decisions” that might be of help in making decisions.
 

Dive to New Depths
May 26, 2016

Discovering Fun with 4-H Junior 4-H Day Camp is for youth having completed 4th through 6th grades.

May 26, 2016

Discovering Fun with 4-H with spending the morning learning about everything Clover Kids!!!  Clovers, crafts, creativity, and MORE!

Joel's photo
May 9, 2016

Yesterday I saw a few emerged corn plants.  So I wanted to see how the plants were emreging, so I went to a Plymouth County field that was planted on April 12. 

Vegtable basket photo
May 4, 2016

Gardening: Top 10 Vegtables to Grow and Eat for Health.

elderly photo
May 4, 2016

Farina, rice, wheat, barley, oats.......What do these all have in common?  They are all cereal grains!

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