County News

October 31, 2014

The cost of drying corn — especially the propane bills — add significant expense at harvest time. 

October 31, 2014

Amaryllis are the perfect holiday flower, with beautiful blooms, fast growth and bright colors. They’re an excellent, pretty addition to your celebration, but what type should you choose, and how do you get them to bloom at the right time?

October 29, 2014

Family farms are unique because the farm is not only the place of business for the family but also the place of residence and tradition—making it hard to give up.

October 14, 2014

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator.

October 10, 2014

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

October 10, 2014

Tulips may bring thoughts of warm weather, spring, new life -- even a sense of renewal. But to enjoy tulips in spring, the best time to act is now.

October 3, 2014

More than six million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.

October 3, 2014

People typically think of fall as a time when plant life is winding down, a time of harvest, preservation and preparation for spring. But a number of plants and trees bloom in the fall, giving the landscape an extra boost.

October 3, 2014

After attending school concerts, paying for instruments and supervising practice sessions, parents might wonder: Is it worth their time, money and nagging for their children to be involved with music? 

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 19, 2014

The closely related members of the squash family are popular parts of the fall calendar, from Halloween through the making of favorite fall and holiday recipes. Tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists help gardeners enjoy these fall favorites.

September 15, 2014

Making a dollar stretch is not as easy as it once was. 

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

 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.

August 29, 2014

Iowa now has 13 infested counties after beetles found in Story City.

August 22, 2014

There is much to consider when making management decisions in production agriculture – including the pesticide resistance of target pests.

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. 

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