County News

June 27, 2014

Kids and long summer days mean a lot of opportunities for outdoor fun, as well as insect bites and sunburn. Joy Rouse, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers these tips for protecting children from biting insects and too much sun.

June 27, 2014

Container gardens are an excellent way to grow plants in limited spaces. 

June 27, 2014

Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best – if you know how to maintain it properly. 

June 13, 2014

Due to the June sessions maxing out enrollment, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County has scheduled another Babysitting Basics clinic for Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6.

June 13, 2014

Homeowners may notice growths, spots or sooty areas on the maple leaves during summer. 

June 13, 2014

The certification sessions have been set for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Dallas County Extension office located at 28059 Fairground Road in Adel, Iowa.  

June 13, 2014

The workshops are free and open to all interested growers, according to ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturist Joe Hannan.

June 6, 2014

The Adel class is now full, but the Waukee workshop provides additional babysitting skills.

June 6, 2014

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County provides research-based information on various topics—including horticulture. 

June 6, 2014

Juggling work schedules, kids’ commitments and the family budget may make some parents wonder if a family vacation is worth the effort.

June 6, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be Wednesday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect. 

June 6, 2014

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy sets ambitious goals for keeping agricultural nutrients out of the state’s waterways

June 6, 2014

Fresh strawberries, a favorite of almost everyone, are relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. 

June 3, 2014

Witnessing a massive emergence of periodical cicadas takes patience and planning but is worth the wait, according to ISU Extension's Donald Lewis.

May 30, 2014

There is no more critical factor impacting beef cow-calf profits than controlling feed costs, and one part of that is extending grazing days and improving performance on grass.

May 30, 2014

A field day to demonstrate roller crimper and strip tillage use in fruit and vegetable production will be Thursday, June 5 from 5–7:30 p.m

May 30, 2014

 Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners. 

May 28, 2014

Clothing event shows off early fashion skills. (Find links to rules and registration at end of article).

May 28, 2014

Dallas County 4-H'ers are eligible for financial support if they wish to attend this exciting event!

May 28, 2014

Topics to be discussed include crop price outlook, selling your insurance bushels, ARC/PLC overview and base acreage reallocation. 

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