County News

Money Talk, Finance for Women, Investing for Women
March 4, 2015

Women need to prepare throughout their lives if they wish to become financially secure and independent in their later years, says Sandra McKinnon, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

monarch, butterfly, monarch habitat, iowa conservation
March 4, 2015

Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.

farmer, tax credits, loan program, iowa, beginning farmer
March 4, 2015

Workshops of interest to retiring or beginning farmers, landowners, farm managers, CPAs, Ag lenders and others are scheduled for next week.

land grant, cooperative extension, extension, iowa state
March 4, 2015

A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land-grant universities has been launched.

March 3, 2015

Public speaking skills are something you will use for the rest of your life, and there's no better time than now to start perfecting these skills!

Iowa 4-H, 4-H, #iam4H, clover, leaders, youth development
February 27, 2015

At 5:30 p.m. on February 24, while most were heading home to relax away their Monday blues, 4-H leaders from Warren, Madison, Dallas and Polk County were meeting to share new ways to “make the best better” at the 4-H Launching Leader Ideas.

February 9, 2015

Parenting is like dancing: even with practice, the partners may step on each other’s toes.

February 3, 2015

No matter how close or far Iowans are from retirement, the new “Retirement: Secure Your Future” Web page from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help them prepare, said Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist in family finance.

January 29, 2015

Cattle feeders, order buyers and bankers now have a tool from the Iowa Beef Center to help them make cattle buying decisions.

January 29, 2015

At this stage of winter, trees on Iowa’s landscape are still months from blooming and providing shade, which makes this the prime time of the year to give trees a tune-up with pruning. 

January 23, 2015

As Iowa gardeners dig into the produce they harvested in the fall, they may be having issues with produce storage, leading to disappointment.  

January 9, 2015

Revised manual will make pesticide applicators experts in the field, literally!

January 6, 2015

Three-part series shares work of Master Gardeners

December 4, 2014

People who make decisions about school meal programs need to understand the changing school environment, specifically school meal requirements and goals, nutrition education and children’s needs for physical activity.

November 14, 2014

Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.

October 27, 2014

Tina Greiman selected to serve on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees.

September 16, 2015

“Juntos Para Una Mejor Educación (Together for a Better Education)” brings together families, school staff and community partners to help Latino youth successfully complete high school and explore opportunities for higher education. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partners with volunteers and local organizations to implement the program across Iowa.

August 25, 2015

As children learn to read, they also must learn to understand what they are reading. By reading to and with beginning readers, parents can help their children build these skills for greater success in school, says Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 21, 2015

Publication offers practices and solutions for community partners to improve food accessibility

August 14, 2015

Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa Soybean Association and Story County Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a field day on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Key Co-op, 13585 620th Ave., Roland.

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