County News

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.

January 7, 2016

On February 4 and 5, 2016, Extension specialists in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are again cooperating to present the 4th annual Driftless Region Beef Conference at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.  Each year this conference brings together beef producers for an educational program that focuses on the needs of this production region. Last year over 20 sponsors provided displays and were available to discuss the services they provide.

January 5, 2016

Area goat producers have the opportunity to learn herd helath practices at two Goat Health Workshops hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists.  More information.

December 31, 2015

4-H members gathered on December 30 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County Office for the first Food Safety Quality Assurance training session of the 4-H year!

December 31, 2015

4-H members, leaders, and parents are invited to attend the 2016 4-H Games with the Waterloo Black Hawks, two nights to choose from: Saturday, April 2nd at 7:05 p.m. or Friday, April 8th at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are just $7.  Find out more informaiton here!

December 21, 2015

The 66thannual Delaware County 4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet was held on Monday, November 23rd at the Earlville Community Center.  Check out award winner information here!

December 21, 2015

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but commercial applicators must register by Dec. 30 by contacting the ISU Extension Delaware County office at (563) 927-4201.

December 21, 2015

Livestock Verification Information for Market Beef Entries! Follow the link for the online helpsheet to verify market beef information from the December 12th weigh-in.  If any corrections need to be made please contact the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County Office at 563-927-4201. 

December 9, 2015

            The 66th Annual Delaware County 4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet was held on Monday, November 23rd at the Earlville Community Center.

November 13, 2015

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Course Reshow Dates Set

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

November 13, 2015

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Course Reshow Dates Set
 
Delaware County will host reshows for the Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators.  The courses provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators.
 

October 23, 2015

Throughout the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County Youth Coordinator, Jade Hargrafen, visited the Maquoketa Valley High School to meet with freshman and senior students to provide leadership programming. 

October 9, 2015

More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week October 4-10, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Delaware County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H young people, who work each day to a make a positive impact on their community.

September 11, 2015

Delaware County 4-H members in grades 9-12 are invited to apply for County Council! The group will help plan events and make important decisions for the 4-H program within the county! Take advantage of this opportunity to gain important leadership skills!  Find the application here!

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