County News

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).

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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.

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February 10, 2014
Jontos logo
February 6, 2014

Helping Latino Students Be Successful in School and to Discover Paths to Higher Education

4-H logo
February 3, 2014
PME logo
January 24, 2014

You do not need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. If you plan to attend a session in another county, check with that county extension office about preregistration and the arrival time. Call ahead for any meeting that you plan to attend and confirm the date, time, and location of the meeting.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 712-263-4697. Note that your Private Pesticide Applicator Certification number and the year your certification expires are on the mailing label on the brochure that you received in the mail. Bring this brochure with you.

To find out your current certification status, call the IDALS Pesticide Bureau at (515) 281-8591

Commercial Pesticide
January 23, 2014
Photo of Joel
January 23, 2014
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January 23, 2014
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January 16, 2014

 
Crawford County Extension is sponsoring a Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Course. This training is required by law for 14 and 15 year olds so they can safely operate a tractor over 20 hp and other farm machinery. To earn a certificate, youth must complete 24 hours of class and driving a tractor. All youth who want to work for farmers that need them to operate equipment must have this certificate.

vegtable basket
January 14, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of meetings this February for fruit and vegetable growers on transplanting, advanced high tunnel tomato production, drip irrigation and water management, and invasive pest management.

logo for Science and Parenting
January 14, 2014

Fighting in front of the children creates a family life where conflict is the norm – and this conflict can negatively impact the kids. During January, family life specialists talk about the complex issue of parental conflict and its effect on children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

teen with wallet
January 14, 2014

Many people begin the New Year with plans to exercise more and watch what they eat. However, financial health is as important as physical health, particularly for young people. Teaching young people basic money management skills will help them not only this year, but for years to come. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps make the High School Financial Planning Program available in Iowa.

Joel Dejong
January 14, 2014
Photo of wheat
January 14, 2014
Joel DeJoung Photo
December 13, 2013
Eco Family logo
December 13, 2013

Families across Iowa will be getting together — virtually — once a month from January through June for an Eco Family Virtual Conferencefrom Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. It’s an opportunity for families to improve the environment, reduce their carbon footprint and create community as they participate in a do-as-you-learn format.

The Science of Parenting logo
December 13, 2013

Children approach their 13th birthday with excitement. They can’t wait to be teenagers. Parents, on the other hand, often see this milestone as the beginning of new worries. During December, family life specialists talk about what’s normal for teens and what parents can expect in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Food and Nutrition photo
December 13, 2013
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