County News

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 19, 2014

According to a case study conducted at the Iowa State University Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm near Atlantic, Iowa, fuel savings of 20 percent or more can be achieved by using the "shift up, throttle back" technique.

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

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

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 29, 2014

The Agricultural Act of 2014 is important legislation. It provides farmland owners and operators the opportunity to make a one-time election of a commodity program for 2014 through 2018. 

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. 

August 10, 2014

Getting ready for school in the fall used to mean buying new clothes, some basic school supplies and maybe a new backpack. Today a new cell phone often is at the top of the back-to-school list, but do kids really need cell phones?

August 10, 2014

Trees can become afflicted with problems that can change their appearance and overall health. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on fighting these issues. 

August 10, 2014

Child care professionals often have difficulty envisioning a comfortable retirement because of self-employment, low wages or both.

August 10, 2014

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

August 1, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County believes building strong communities begins with building strong families. 

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