County News

November 26, 2014

Denison,IA – Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meetings will be held on December 11, 2014 at Donna Reed Theatre and December 18, 2014 at the Charter Oak Community Building, Charter Oak.

November 26, 2014

Crawford County 2014 Summer ROBOTIC Camp Registration Now Open!!!
Young Engineers interested in building, designing and making a robot are encouraged to register by December 23rd for the Crawford County one-day Robotics Camp.  This workshop will be free for 4-H members and a cost of $10.00 for non-members, please contact Crawford County Extension and Outreach office with any questions (712)263-4697. 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 High School from 9:00am until 12:00.

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November 26, 2014
4-H emblem
November 3, 2014
Fieldlot photo
October 29, 2014
vote logo
October 29, 2014

Crawford County voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Crawford County Extension Council during the November 4, 2014, general election.

Cyday Friday
October 20, 2014

 They’re Back!  CyDAY Friday’s

Celebrate CyDAY Friday’s with the ISU, Crawford County Extension and Outreach office with a Free Movie at the Crawford County Cinema IV in Denison.  Watch either The "Lego Movie" or "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" at either 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm on October 31, 2014.

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.

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