County News

July 18, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County is offering its annual Farmland Leasing Meeting on August 4, 2014 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the ADM High School commons.

July 15, 2014

Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recently produced a new publication about automatic dairy feeding systems.

July 9, 2014

Labor remains one of the key challenges for fruit and vegetable growers who want to scale up their operations to serve increasing consumer demand for local produce. A new manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture offers one possible solution: sharing machinery.

July 9, 2014

Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond?

July 2, 2014

Susan Taylor, family finance specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, learned the importance of this annual step from personal experience.

June 27, 2014

 It seems to be the topic of at least one song in every country music artist’s repertoire—the county fair. 

June 27, 2014

The resources on this page provide information Iowans can use to plan before a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and conserve water. To find current conditions in Iowa, visit the DNR Current Disasters in Iowa website and follow flood and drought conditions in the state; find resources and assistance information. The national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) provides additional resources for county extension offices on the Floods and Flooding webpage.

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. 

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.

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