County News

June 3, 2013
Feedlot photo
June 3, 2013
May 30, 2013

The 6th Annual Western Iowa No-till (WIN) Demonstration Field Day, scheduled for June 11th at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead south of Shelby, Iowa, will address a wide variety of topics for anyone interested in learning more about practical application and trouble-shooting for no-till production. The day starts at 8 AM when registration and vendor displays open. A wide variety of local agribusinesses will be on hand to visit with producers in the morning and demonstrate their services/equipment.

photo of pigs
May 30, 2013

A world of information will be available to pork producers at the Iowa Swine Day Thursday, June 27. The event at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the second year Iowa State, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa Pork Industry Center have organized the one-day event for the swine industry.

Baby carrots photo
May 30, 2013

Many people choose baby carrots as their snack. They are healthy, full of vitamins, and are easy to eat and feed to children. But are they safe?

Malisa Rader photo
May 30, 2013

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of a child abduction that happens close to home

Iowa Beef logo
May 30, 2013

Those who use grazing in their livestock operations are encouraged to register now for the 2013 Iowa Grazing Conference, set for June 25-26 in Creston.

May 28, 2013

 

Have you ever wanted to know how to preserve and cook with your own home grown herbs? Join Holly Van Heel, ISU Extension Nutritional Program Specialist, for an evening of snacks and great information!!

Midlife logo
May 20, 2013

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme, “Unleash the Power of Age,” emphasizes the important role of older adults. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is unleashing the power of age with Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture.

Cash Rental Rates
May 20, 2013

Rental rates for Iowa farmland have been pushed significantly higher by the favorable corn and soybean prices farmers have enjoyed since 2010. This trend continued in 2013, but the rate of increase slowed considerably.

Annuals publication image
May 20, 2013

With Annuals, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, gardeners can plan their flower gardens for the summer.

pollinator picture
May 20, 2013

Farmers being observant with seed treatments at planting and pesticide applications during the growing season could minimize ill effects on bee populations, according to Iowa State University entomologists.

4-H emblem
May 13, 2013

Every June, more than 1,000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities. The 2013 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, titled Unmask Your Opportunities, will begin June 25 and continue through June 27.

May 13, 2013

Over the past 30 years, teachers and parents have used the High School Financial Planning Program to help more than 8 million teens and young adults build a solid foundation for financial independence and decision-making.

perennials for sun
May 13, 2013

The best time to divide perennials varies with the different plant species. Gardeners can determine when to divide their perennials by checking When to Divide Perennials (RG 319), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

May 13, 2013

With the advent of county fair swine shows in Iowa just a few weeks from now, Iowa State University Extension swine veterinarian James McKean said there are specific steps that exhibitors and fair attendees can follow to decrease health risks for animals and people at these events.

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