County News

May 18, 2017

The 2017 Delaware County Fair will feature three Kiddie Livestock Shows for youth three years old through 3rd grade. The Kiddie Lamb Show will be held Tuesday during the Sheep Show at 4:00 p.m. The Kiddie Dairy Show will take place on Wednesday during the Dairy show at 12:00 p.m. The Kiddie Beef Show will be on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone wishing to enter the 2017 Delaware County Fair Kiddie Lamb Show, Kiddie Dairy Show, and Kiddie Beef Show must file an entry form in the Delaware County Extension Office by Friday, June 23.  All kiddie events provide young people with an opportunity to participate in county fair activities and gain experience in showing livestock.

May 18, 2017

Iowa has millions of trees across its landscape, and many are planted each year. But when they are, they require multiple steps and focused care to ensure their success and growth.

Radon
May 16, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County, Delaware County Public Health, and Midwest Systems are partnering to offer free Radon Awareness Workshop on May 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office in Manchester.  

WD Farm Safety
May 16, 2017

Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on May 5 with over 410 students, teachers, adult volunteers and FFA members in attendance.  Educational safety lessons were taught to children from local daycares and grades junior kindergarten through 1st grade.  ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County along with West Delaware FFA partnered together to provide the educational safety lessons.  

Farm Safety
May 16, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County partnered with members of the Edgewood-Colesburg FFA chapter to provide educational safety lessons to area daycare children and grades junior kindergarten through 1st at the Colesburg Elementary School on May 2 at the Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day. 

Farm Safety
May 16, 2017

Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at Maquoketa Valley High School on April 28 with over 130 students, teachers, adult volunteers and FFA members in attendance.  Educational safety lessons were taught to children from grades junior kindergarten through 1st grade. 

May 4, 2017

Spring is the best time to plant rhubarb in Iowa. It's also the perfect time to harvest the leaf stalk for pies, tarts sauces, jams, jellies, puddings and punch. Although categorized as a vegetable, rhubarb is used as a fruit.  ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer gardener questions about caring for and harvesting rhubarb. 

May 4, 2017

Livestock producers with an interest in strengthening or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending Grassroots Grazing workshops in northeast Iowa this summer and fall. The series is offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and regional Natural Resources Conservation Service offices, and consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

May 2, 2017

The Delaware County Master Gardeners will hold their Perennial Plant Sale on Saturday May 13th at the Quonset Building on the Delaware County Fairgrounds.  The sale will beginning at 9:00 a.m., please plan to arrive early as plants sell out quickly. 

May 2, 2017

Delaware County youth attended a three week long Outdoor Adventures After School Program at Bailey’s Ford Park, April 10th, 17th and 24th.  ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County and Delaware County Conservation partnered to offer the program to area 1st-3rd graders. 

March 29, 2017

The 2017 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey provides rates for custom work in the following categories: tillage, planting, drilling, seeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, drying and hauling grain, harvesting forages, complete custom farming, labor and both bin and machine rental.

March 29, 2017

Farmers, business owners, homeowners and leaders in local government interested solar energy will have an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of alternative energy sources and see solar technology in action at a Solar Energy Fair on Saturday, April 8th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Delaware County Community Center, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Manchester, Iowa. The fair is designed to be a “one-stop-shop” for people considering solar PV for electricity production. 

summer
March 23, 2017

Make plans this summer to join us for our Summer Day Camp programs! Day camps are offered throughout the month of June.  Find more information here. 

explore outdoor adventures afterschool program
March 23, 2017

Get out and explore the outdoors this spring at our Outdoor Adventures Afterschool Program. ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County and Delaware County Conservation are teaming up to offer this three session after school program at Bailey's Ford Park! 

4-H Woodworking
March 9, 2017

On February 4th and March 4th, Delaware County 4-H members had the opportunity to participate in a Woodworking Workshop. Eighteen 4-H members attended the workshop, where they created their very own woodworking project. 

SFP 10-14
March 9, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County and Helping Services for youth and families partnered to offer the Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10-14.  The Strengthening Families Program is an evidence and research based parent, youth, and family skills-building program designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parent/youth communication skills, increase academic success in youth, and prevent violence and aggressive behavior at home and at school.  

March 9, 2017

On February 28, members of the county extension staff and 4-H members in Delaware County met with their legislators at the annual Iowa Extension Council Association Legislative Day and 4-H Public Leadership Experience held at the Capitol in Des Moines. They joined more than 100 other extension council members, 4-H members and extension supporters from across the state sharing how ISU Extension and Outreach connects the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources. 

the sky's the limit
February 27, 2017

Join us on an after school adventure!  Become an engineer by building wind tunnels and engineering flying technologies. Design flying disks and drop copters and test their flying ability using your wind tunnel! During this after school program you will learn about engineering, technology, and the Engineering Design Process. Explore aeronautical engineering and learn how to design things that can fly inside the Earth’s atmosphere. Let’s see if your flying object can reach for the sky!

February 24, 2017

Words on Wellness (WOW) promotes a healthy lifestyle. Get reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety. This month's edition includes tracking your health, a teriyaki rice bowl recipe, facts about the date on your food package, and swimming! 

Pirates at Day Camp
February 23, 2017

On February 17th, youth ages 7-9 joined the Delaware County Extension youth staff for “Island Adventures”. During this School’s Out Day Camp, youth learned about island life and got to be a pirate for the day!

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