County News

August 17, 2016

Your Extension connection to nutrition and fitness.  Find the latest up-to-date information, healthy recipes, and more!

August 12, 2016

Are you prepared for implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive on January 1, 2017? Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association are partnering to offer an educational series about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Iowa State Extension beef program specialist Chris Clark said Iowa veterinarians, livestock producers, and feed industry personnel are invited to participate.

August 12, 2016

The Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Aug. 26 at its annual fall field day.

August 4, 2016

Beginning September 22, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County will be holding Master Gardener training classes.  Anyone interested in the classes can call the Delaware County Extension Office at 563-927-4201 to request an application form, or register online at

August 4, 2016

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County Office announces Mackenzie Griffin as the new County Youth Coordinator.  Kenzie is originally from Columbus Junction in Louisa County where she was an active 4-H member for many years.  She is a 2016 Iowa State University graduate with a major in Communications and minor in Event Management and Journalism.  Kenzie joined the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff on July 7.  

August 4, 2016

Do you have garden produce ready to can? Do know the correct way to safely preserve different foods? Are you using tested recipes? Cindy Baumgartner, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Delaware County, says there are many things to remember in order to preserve food so it is safe to eat.     

July 1, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County is preparing for the 2016 Delaware County Fair!  To complete these preparations our office will close at noon on July 8.  The Delaware County Extension Office will temporarily relocate the office to the Delaware County Fairgrounds July 11 – 17.  To contact our office during the fair call 563-929-1900 or visit the temporary Extension office in the NE corner of the Pavilion.  

July 1, 2016

On June 16 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County held the Fishing and Archery Day Camp at Schram Park in Manchester.  The World in Motion Day Camp took place on June 23at Siebert Park and Memorial Hall in Manchester.

June 23, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County will host a Farmland Leasing and Land Value workshop on Tuesday, July 26, at 9:00 a.m. at the Delaware County Community Center in Manchester.  This workshop is designed to answer questions that land owners and tenants have about farmland leasing and land values.

May 10, 2016

For the third consecutive year rental rates for Iowa farmland declined, according to results from the 2016 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 21, 2016

Join the Delaware County Master Gardeners on Saturday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Quonset Building for their Plant Sale! All plants are just $3.00! Check out more information here!

April 11, 2016

Each year, thousands of volunteers in Iowa donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016. 

March 17, 2016

Delaware County 4-H members participated in the $15 Challenge Workshop on Saturday, March 12, held in Hopkinton.  The workshop was focused on the $15 Challenge Project in which 4-Her’s purchase outfits at a garage sale, consignment store, or resale shop for under $15.

March 8, 2016

The 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is now available. The publication provides rates for custom work in tillage, planting, drilling and seeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, drying and hauling grain, harvesting forages, complete custom farming, labor and both bin and machine rental.

February 12, 2016

Each year the Delaware County Master Gardener’s hold an educational lecture series “Monday’s in March”.  These talks are designed to both educate and entertain anyone interested in gardening and growing.  All programs are held at 7:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 116 Guetzko Court in Manchester.  The series this year will celebrate the twenty-second year of the project and promises to be filled with a lot of great information, instruction, and fun.  The first lecture will be held on Monday, March 7, and will continue each Monday throughout the month with a different topic and speaker each night.  All of the programs start at 7 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Manchester. The public is invited, with a $2 donation taken at the door.   

February 8, 2016

Come join us for some fun on your day off! Join Clayton and Delaware County Extension and Outreach youth staff on Ed-Co’s nonschool days for some hands on learning. Each day camp will be filled with lots of learning and fun activities. Find out more information here!  

January 25, 2016

To become certified initially, applicators must take the exam offered by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).  The local test date and location will be March 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Delaware County Community Center, Fairgrounds, Manchester.  A study guide (PAT 1) is available for purchase at the Delaware County Extension Office, 1417 N. Franklin, Manchester.  

January 19, 2016

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification.  The joint workshop for Delaware and Dubuque Counties will be offered on January 29th at 1:30P.M. at FarmTek in Dyersville.

January 19, 2016

Delaware County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education (PSEP) program.

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January 19, 2016

            Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2016 Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The program is scheduled at seven eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 18 and Feb. 4.

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