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  • Sheep and Meat Goat Weigh In: April 25th 8am -11 pm
  • 2015 Decatur County Fair Dates: July 15-20, 2015
  • ****All weigh-in data is recorded on a spreadsheet at weigh-in January 10 and will be entered in 4honline following weigh-in so 4-H members must be listed as ACTIVE in 4honline to be able to sign-in to verify their animals identification. Market Beef will need to be verified in 4honline prior to February 1st. After February 1st, the information will stand as entered and not able to be corrected.

    Iowa Beef Center Offers Online Heifer Development Resources

    The Iowa Beef Center has created a series of YouTube videos and additional resources highlighting best management practices of first-calf heifers and developing yearling females.
    Yard and Garden: Protect Landscape Against Winter Deicing Chemicals

    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 landscapes.
    Feedlot Forum to Feature 'Change'

    Feedlot Forum 2015 on Jan. 22 in Sioux Center will feature presentations on changes affecting northwest Iowa feedlot producers and includes a trade show displaying new products and services in animal health, cattle nutrition, manure management, beef facilities and livestock equipment.

    Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

    Iowa State University educates more Iowa students than any other university, and ISU Extension and Outreach educates more Iowans. We extend the adventure across Iowa.

    Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

    January 22, 2015 09:52 AM

    Children and youth learn best when they learn through experience. This positive youth development is the essence of 4-H and is featured...

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