County News

January 6, 2015

Championship to be held at Iowa State University

January 6, 2015

Campaign engages youth, builds water resource awareness ethic

January 6, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will talk about the benefits of "baby talk" during  January in the Science of Parenting blog

January 2, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Crop Advantage Series will be held in Ames on January 13 at the Quality Inn and Suites. 

December 24, 2014

 Winter has officially begun in Iowa, and with it come snow and ice. Life keeps rolling in winter, which means the application of deicing salt and other measures to keep roads open and prevent slickness and falls on hard outdoor surfaces. Unfortunately, these measures can have negative effects on the landscape.

December 24, 2014

Differences between couples are inevitable and do not simply go away as the relationship continues. Instead, they are likely to become magnified over time and sometimes may turn into a source of frustration for the partners, says Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

December 22, 2014

A team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists have developed an online tool to help livestock and poultry producers compare odor mitigation techniques that could be useful on their farms.

December 22, 2014

The half-day program, set for Jan. 29 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., will be led by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists Ajay Nair, Diana Cochran, Patrick O’Malley and Joe Hannan.

December 22, 2014

Applicators should register at their ISU Extension and Outreach county office.

December 19, 2014

Your county extension office has stocking stuffers and other great gift ideas.   

December 19, 2014
New Report from Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll
December 19, 2014

Land value survey shows decrease in value of $773 per acre

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.

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