County News

September 15, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County in partnership with the Waukee YMCA will be offering Great Beginnings for Families, a five week skills-building program for parents of newborns through preschoolers beginning in October. 

September 12, 2014

Participants say ’best thing’ for family

September 12, 2014

Congratulations to Dallas County's Brynn Hansen for being in the top 10 percent for her $15 Challenge outfit!

September 9, 2014

An educational program for ag women.

August 22, 2014

Children must learn to read before they can read to learn. Parents, families and friends can help them on their way to reading independently, says Cheryl Clark, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 22, 2014

The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

August 12, 2014

Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits by attending a new 4-H Judges Training on Saturday, September 27, 9:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  at  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County. 

August 10, 2014

Iowa now has 12 infested counties after beetles found in Boone.

April 4, 2014

Food Preservation 101 offers guidance to old practice. 

March 7, 2014

Undoubtedly, all advocates for conservation can benefit from these tips and hints included in the webinar.

September 26, 2014

As fall arrives and the leaves begin to change, we are reminded that it won’t be long until the first frost hits and winter arrives. We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. 

September 26, 2014

With a famous NFL player facing child abuse charges, the debate on using corporal punishment on children has been brought to the forefront.

September 26, 2014

Dallas County will host a Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. 

September 19, 2014

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 program. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.

September 16, 2014

Now is also a good time to walk soybean and corn fields to determine the condition of the crops and look for signs of potential problems.

September 12, 2014

 From the preschooler who can’t decide what to eat, to the high school student who can’t decide what to wear, sometimes children have a hard time making decisions.

September 12, 2014

Dallas County Extension office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instructional Course  for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct.15, 2014.

September 12, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Tom Isenhart with Iowa State University Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. He'll discuss the question, “Do we know enough about stream bank erosion to mitigate damage to stream ecosystems?” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m.

September 12, 2014

As the weather cools and summer gives way to fall, a favorite fall pastime emerges: apple harvesting. 

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