County News

April 7, 2014

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

April 4, 2014

Food Preservation 101 offers guidance to old practice. 

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!

March 24, 2014

Find out more about these easy-to-maintain plants. 

March 21, 2014

Adventures in nature are only part of the experiences young people will have this summer at 4-H camps offered by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H program.

March 21, 2014

The idea of stress in childhood is often dismissed. No bills, no work; what’s there for young children to be stressed about? Young children, however, experience the world very differently than adults.

March 21, 2014

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is recommending that Americans “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” during March, National Nutrition Month.

March 21, 2014

Serviceberries are dual-purpose plants.

March 18, 2014

Would you like to share your knowledge or hands on activity with a group of people? Would you like a chance to show off your speaking skills and have a chance to advance to the Iowa State Fair?

March 14, 2014

4Rkids Early Childhood Iowa funding guidelines have been updated.

March 14, 2014

Pruning is the selective removal of specific plant parts for the benefit of the whole plant.

March 14, 2014

Extension and Outreach week is March 23-29.

March 10, 2014

Plants within the frame are protected from the wind and warmed by the sun.

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