County News

November 14, 2014

Three part series focuses on women’s influence on agriculture and food security.

November 14, 2014

 On Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m., Harris will present information on pollinators that have found habitat in perennial prairie plants within row crop fields.

November 14, 2014

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host several cover crop workshops across Iowa in November.

November 14, 2014

Monthly recipes, nutrition tips and goal-setting reminders are featured in the 2015 Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 14, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment program.

November 7, 2014

On November 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Iowa State University Extension and Outreach—Community and Economic Development will be sponsoring ¡Adelante! A Conference on Latino Civic Engagement. 

November 7, 2014

November Is National Family Caregivers Month.

November 7, 2014

Help Kids Cope with Fears of Ebola, Flu, Other Illnesses

October 31, 2014

As temperatures turn colder, gardeners may wonder what to do with their garden seeds, tools and chemicals. 

October 31, 2014

Dallas County Extension will host a Fumigation Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. 

October 31, 2014

Dallas County Extension will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. 

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

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members.

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.

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