County News

Brittany Bethel Regional Foods Coordinator
October 4, 2013

ISU Extension and Outreach’s Regional Foods Coordinator, Brittany Bethel, is among the recipients of the Nourish Iowa Awards, established to recognize individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact on the advancement of food security, food access and health at the community, regional or state levels.  Bethel conducted a live food demonstration and recipe tasting at the Manchester Farmers’ Market in August.

YIA Fun Day
September 4, 2013

Delaware County 4-H Youth in Action hosted their annual fun day at Bailey’s Ford Park in Manchester. Clover, the 4-H Clown made an appearance during the scavenger hunt. Attendees also played sand volleyball, soccer, water balloon volleyball and had a water balloon fight to help beat the heat. The attendees are pictured here with Clover.

Larry and Nancy Shover
August 26, 2013

Larry and Nancy Shover, of Delaware County, were inducted into the 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 18. Eighty-three Iowa counties participated this year and selected 110 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees were presented a...

Cindy Baumgartner on Paula Sands Live
August 14, 2013

Cindy Baumgartner, Nutrition and Health Specialist and a Master Food Safety Advisor with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, appeared on the popular Paula Sands Live to discuss safe food preservation methods and warn of the dangers of oven canning.

water quality testing kit
April 12, 2013

After an extended dry period in Iowa, recent rains remind us this is a good time for beef and dairy farmers with open lots and cow yards to evaluate if runoff from their cattle yards affects waters below the yard.

February 1, 2013

Extension provides professional development to help care givers keep their skills up to date. Courses meet Iowa Department of Human Services training requirements for professional development.

September 24, 2012

The Delaware County 4-H Foundation was formed in 2005 to provide a tax-exempt method for area residents and businesses to support the Delaware County 4-H Youth program.

September 7, 2012

Delaware, Cherokee, Pocahontas and Poweshiek counties have added to Iowa 4-H History by County, a blog detailing the history of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. The history blog is a partnership of the Iowa 4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. According to the 4-H online History...

August 13, 2012

ISU Extension's purpose to provide information to Iowans. To better do that, Extension has established Hotlines, many are toll-free, to provide answers and support to Iowans. Iowans communicate one-on-one with ISU Extension every day. Give us a call!

August 4, 2011

Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health program specialists are eager to announce a new food preservation program, Preserve the Taste of Summer. It is a comprehensive program comprised of both online lessons and hands-on workshops.

March 30, 2011

Investing in employee financial fitness is GOOD for business! Research says employers who offer employees easy access to quality financial programs can increase business profits by increased productivity, reduced health care costs, better choices among e

March 29, 2011

Investing in employee wellness is good business! Design your own series of face-to-face programs to jumpstart your employees to better health.

March 29, 2011

Eating Well - Moving More is a wellness program that helps employees make lifestyle changes in five areas that influence hypertension.

November 9, 2010

Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness. This newsletter is written by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists working in the field and on campus. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

November 11, 2009

Most of us only have a vague idea of how much electricity we use each month and almost no idea of how much electricity an individual appliance uses. You may be wondering how inefficient an older appliance is such as a refrigerator, freezer, or TV set. Y

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