County News

November 17, 2016

Commercial manure applicators may attend annual training to meet commercial manure applicator certification requirements on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware Countyand the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at the Delaware County Extension Office.  

November 15, 2016

Iowans can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” has been helping families do so for more than seven years, and a newly designed website makes it even easier.

November 14, 2016

Fall is open enrollment season for many health insurance plans. However, consumers shouldn’t rely on auto enrollment to handle this important risk management decision, says Joyce Lash, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 14, 2016

The 4-H team representing Iowa recently won the NAILE Dairy Judging Contest, held in Louisville, Kentucky. Team members were Regan Demmer- Dubuque County, Cole Kruse and Amanda Engelken- Delaware County and Cynthia Hamlett, Fayette County. These individuals earned the opportunity to compete in this contest by being the highest ranked individuals in the Iowa Contest without being on the top team (who represents Iowa at Madison, WI).

November 14, 2016

The team from Delaware County recently represented Iowa in the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest in Louisville, KY. Team members were Katelyn Goldsmith (captain), Nick Bagge, Kaleb Kruse and Ryan Goedken. Coaches for the team are Jennifer Zumbach, Brian Bagge and Josh Thibadeau. There were 19 teams participating this year and Iowa competed well. 

November 11, 2016

Check out the December edition of the Words on Wellness newsletter.  Information on healthy gifts from the heart, popcorn trail mix, taking safe food to potlucks, and snowshoeing! 

November 10, 2016

Potluck meals are a fun, low-cost way to celebrate the holidays at friends' homes and in offices, classrooms, and churches.  During the rush of the holidays, show your concern for others by following these food transportation safety tips! 

November 3, 2016

Gas can be released during times of agitation and pumping and can be potentially dangerous

November 3, 2016

The Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars are designed to provide agribusiness leaders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. Participants will also receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.

October 31, 2016

Hydrogen sulfide levels can spike quickly and without warning during pit pumping, causing potential threat to human and animal safety. 

October 31, 2016

Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall.

October 18, 2016

Disease affects deer by degrading neurological functions

October 18, 2016

Iowa Learning Farms has hosted a number of field days in 2016 where farmers, landowners, agriculture professionals and many others have come together to learn about conservation farming practices. At these events, many attendees have had common questions, and sometimes common misconceptions, about water quality and drainage.

October 4, 2016

Join us for this no cost event featuring a balanced perspective on food processing and how it impacts the food system and human health. Topics include the purposes and risk/benefit of food additives and preservatives, organic and conventional food production, and the role of biotechnology in a sustainable food system.

October 4, 2016

Providing care for aging parents, a spouse or loved one, or other family members can be a stressful responsibility and overwhelming experience. ISU Extension and Outreach offers “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” to help family caregivers find the support they need.

October 4, 2016

As more adults and children want or already have a cell phone, tablet or other device, families may begin to wonder: How much technology is too much – or not enough? This is a decision every parent needs to make, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 23, 2016

The resources on this page and on the Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Finding Answers Now page provide information Iowans can use to plan before a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and conserve water.  To find current conditions in Iowa, visit the DNR Current Disasters in Iowa website and follow flood and drought conditions in the state; find resources and assistance information. The national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) provides additional resources for county extension offices on the Floods and Flooding webpage.

September 16, 2016

Delaware County will host the Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators beginning in October.  The courses will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators.  

September 9, 2016

The 30th Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at the Midway Best Western Hotel in Dubuque, Iowa from 9:45 am – 3:00 pm.  This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy along with the issues of dairy finances, commodity cycles and farm economy issues.      

August 19, 2016

Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Network is a statewide program designed to provide education and support for beginning and early-career agricultural producers.

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