County News

February 9, 2017

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-third year of the project and promises to be filled with a lot of great information, instruction, and fun.

Palmer amaranth
February 9, 2017

Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture, has now been discovered in at least 48 counties. Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage this new threat may attend a "Keep Palmer Amaranth off Your Farm" workshop at several eastern Iowa locations, according to Meaghan Anderson, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 1, 2017

With continued low commodity prices, many farmers are looking to trim costs.  For fertilizer, don’t simply trim overall costs but rather selectively maximize economic returns to fertilizer expense.  ISU Extension is conducting small-group workshops for those wanting to understand soil tests and fertilizer recommendations.  

February 1, 2017

Delaware County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

February 1, 2017

The totals for Iowa Master Gardeners in 2016 are staggering – 119,670 volunteer hours accumulated by 1,930 volunteers. That equals an impressive 62 hours worked per volunteer, significantly more than the 20 hours Master Gardener volunteers are required to complete each year. Delaware County Master Gardeners volunteered over 1,850 hours to local projects throughout the county.


January 31, 2017

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 Delaware/Dubuque County workshop will be offered on February 16 at 1:30 at FarmTek in Dyersville. 

January 30, 2017

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-third 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 6, and will continue each Monday throughout the month with a different topic and speaker each night.  The public is invited, with a $2 donation taken at the door.   Weather related cancellations will be announced on KMCH radio. 

January 30, 2017

Iowa Beef Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach are teaming up with University of Nebraska—Lincoln and the Nebraska Beef Council to offer a Feedlot Roundtable session at five Iowa locations on Thursday, Feb. 9. IBC extension beef program specialist Erika Lundy said these sessions are offered annually in Nebraska and a cooperative arrangement between the two state universities offers Internet access for Iowans to the afternoon session.

January 30, 2017

Delaware County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

January 30, 2017

In January, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County held Rockets and Rovers, an after school program at St. Mary’s School in Manchester. The program was held on three Wednesdays after school for 3rd through 5th graders.

January 18, 2017

Was saving more money, getting out of debt, buying wisely, or just looking ahead to your financial future part of your New Years resolution?  ISU Money Tips helps you make the most out of your money.

January 12, 2017

Come join us for some fun on your day off from school.  Youth ages 7-9 are invited to attend two day camp programs on their days off from school, February 1 and February 17 at the Extension Office in Manchester.   

January 12, 2017

Winter is here, and the weather outside is cold and unhospitable for many plants and trees. However, it’s a great time to begin new indoor-friendly plants and trees that can benefit from warmer indoor temperatures and winter sunlight.

January 12, 2017

On Tuesday, December 27th, 4-H Officers attended Officer Training at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County Extension Office. The goal of this training is to provide a hands-on experience to help 4-H Officers take an active leadership role in their 4-H clubs. Through this training youth officers became better prepared to carry-out their elected officer positions. 4-H Officers were able to learn about their important leadership role through a variety of fun activities. 

FSQA training
January 12, 2017

On Tuesday, December 27th, 4-H members gathered at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County Extension Office for the first Food Safety Quality Assurance training session of the 4-H year! The Iowa 4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) program is designed to help youth better understand how they can produce the safest food possible. Food safety is one of animal producers’ biggest responsibilities. 

January 10, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County is now offering training on “Your Money, Your Goals,” a financial empowerment toolkit that provides frontline workers with resources and tools to help their clients take steps towards financial stability and self-sufficiency.
 

poinsettia
December 27, 2016

Christmas trees and poinsettias are popular, colorful additions to homes during the holiday season. But what happens to them when the holidays are over? Are they thrown to the curb or stuffed in a trash can? They don’t have to be. Here are some great alternative ideas to handle holiday plants following the season.  
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer queries regarding reuse and recycling of holiday plants. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

County Council
December 27, 2016

Members of the 4-H Delaware County Council shopped for items to donate to Operation Santa Claus as part of their winter service project on Wednesday, December 21st.  The group donated over $250 worth of new toys, new clothes, and other necessities to the project.  

December 20, 2016

Do you have a hard-to-buy-for farmer in your life? Consider a truly unique gift of education with a registration to the Driftless Region Beef Conference, set for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27, 2017. This conference for beef producers from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be held at the Grand River Conference Center in Dubuque.

December 19, 2016

The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University in their own back yard. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will travel to 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 4-27, providing updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues. Continuing educations credits for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide safety recertification also will be offered.

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