County News

April 25, 2014

 Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

April 21, 2014

Take time to properly edge your garden beds. Your reward will be a polished, well cared for landscape appearance.  

April 18, 2014

Participants conclude “best thing” they’ve done for family.

April 18, 2014

People across Iowa are learning to thrive, not just survive, as they provide care to their loved ones who are chronically ill, aging or have a disability.

April 18, 2014

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing and caring for garden mums.

April 18, 2014

See how many of the listed farms are in Dallas County! 

April 18, 2014

 Media reports of foodborne illness outbreaks in the U.S. have shaken some consumers’ trust of the food system. However, nutrition and health professionals can help restore this trust through effective food safety.

April 11, 2014

On April 15 all Iowans are encouraged to wear purple to show their appreciation for military children and their families.

April 11, 2014

Rhubarb, classed as a vegetable, is used as a fruit because its high acidity gives it a tart flavor.

April 11, 2014

Corn stover, used for decades as silage and bedding, is now being harvested for industrial use. 

April 11, 2014

Children need adequate sleep to help their brains and bodies grow and develop.

April 7, 2014

As concern for our precious pollinators grows, curiosity and fascination increases as well.  

April 4, 2014

Strawberries are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort, making them well suited to home gardens. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa, but don’t rush to remove mulch.

April 4, 2014

How parents respond when children ask questions about religion and spirituality can impact their youngsters’ behavior.

March 28, 2014

Iowans have a chance to brush up on their money management skills during Money Smart Week April 5-12, 2014. 

March 28, 2014

The Iowa Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution March 27 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System.

March 28, 2014

As tractors, combines and other farm equipment have become larger and heavier, Iowa farmers’ concerns about soil compaction and its impacts on crop yields have increased as well.

March 28, 2014

While roses are beautiful, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists say they do require good care. 

March 28, 2014

Nine counties in Iowa have confirmed infestations.

March 24, 2014

Learn what each garden tool is for and how to choose the one that is right for you!

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