County News

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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

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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!!

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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.

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May 20, 2013

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

April 29, 2013

Everyday we hear about a new superfood, the next miracle cure, or a pill that provides overnight weight loss. Health fraud scams have been around for hundreds of years. Manufacturers behind these "miracle" products prey on consumers’ desires for easy solutions to difficult health issues to pad their bottom line.

April 29, 2013

Effects of last year’s drought are evident at the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the form of an increasing number of calves with vitamin A deficiency, said Grant Dewell, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian.

April 29, 2013

 A hog production facility idled by the economy is back in production. However, there are sounds of splashes and not squeals coming from the farm operation near Webster City.

April 29, 2013

Mike Duffy, an Iowa State University professor of economics, will be presented the Distinguished Service Award this summer by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association.

April 29, 2013

Students, corn producers and agronomists are taking an in-depth look at corn, from the moment the seed is planted to maturity, with Corn Growth and Development (PMR 1009), a publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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