County News

December 19, 2014

Iowa Government Finance Initiative for City and County Governments

December 19, 2014

The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces its 2015 scholarship program for current or former 4-H members planning to attend college in the fall of 2015.

December 12, 2014

Trees and shrubs are not as active in winter, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored through the cold season. Winter brings food scarcity, which makes the home landscape a target for rabbits. Rabbits can severely damage trees and shrubs unless homeowners are proactive, which makes protecting them before winter arrives a major priority. 

December 12, 2014

Acreages in Iowa often include outbuildings where owners have no immediate plans for traditional agricultural use. Is there an opportunity to capture some revenue from renting those buildings to others? If so, what can be charged?

December 12, 2014

The heavy player in Iowa home energy use is your home heating system, and your biggest tool for saving heating energy is home insulation.  But beyond that major factor, there are other things you can do to curb your home energy diet.

December 12, 2014

A horse’s adaptation to cold weather is either acute (immediate) or chronic (long-term).The immediate response of a horse to a sudden change in temperature is to change its behavior. 

December 11, 2014

 Iowans who want to learn to make better investing decisions can register for “Smart Investing@Your Library.” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering three free courses completely online, as well as face to face at some Iowa libraries.

December 11, 2014

The weather has grown colder, but that doesn’t mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring. Quite the opposite, in fact. Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.

December 5, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County will be holding its annual Private Pesticide Applicator training on December 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Community Building on the Dallas County Fairgrounds. 

December 5, 2014

To find an answer, ask a question. And then take time to listen. That is exactly what Iowa State University Extension and Outreach did in 2014, calling upon both potential constituents and long-time partners to gain their perspectives firsthand about how to best serve the needs of Iowans.

December 4, 2014

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to select and care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.

December 3, 2014

Farmers interested in expanding their distribution to local markets will benefit from a one-day training in January. 

December 2, 2014

Dallas County’s Emma Skahill of Earlham, is one of 21 Iowa 4-H’ers who were selected to represent Iowa as a delegate at the 2014 National 4-H Congress on November 28- December 2 in Atlanta, Ga. 

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.

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