County News

May 8, 2015

Daffodils make any garden or flower bed more beautiful, but like many plants, care must be taken to optimize their production and life in any garden.

May 8, 2015

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased by 5 percent in 2015 according to results from the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa – 2015 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Average rents were lower in all nine crop reporting districts, an extension economist says.

May 6, 2015

ISU Extension Office in Emmet County is seeking candidates for a 30 hour per week County Youth Coordinator position. 

May 1, 2015

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.

April 27, 2015

Iowa State University has completed their spring survey of subsoil moisture in northwest Iowa, says Paul Kassel, ISU Extension Field Agronomist located in Spencer.  Subsoil moisture levels are checked in the spring in many northwest Iowa counties.

April 27, 2015

Now is the time to get signed up for the 2015 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach camps in Emmet County! 

April 24, 2015

Beef producers are invited to attend one of two Spring 2015 Beef Management Workshops being held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Madison and Henry counties during May.

April 24, 2015

Sulfur Management for Iowa Crop Production, a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, provides a summary of research efforts and guidance on sulfur fertilization and application needs.

April 24, 2015

When Iowa students build financial literacy skills, they’re better prepared to make wise financial decisions for their future in an increasingly complex world. Video available.

April 24, 2015

Tomatoes are a popular part of many Iowa gardens, and with spring here, the time to plant them is approaching. But when is too early to plant? Where should they be planted? Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

April 22, 2015

Avian influenza does not impact the foods that consumers eat, says an Iowa State University food safety expert.

April 22, 2015

Everyone lives in a watershed and has a relationship with the watershed. Learn more about Iowa water quality issues, how watersheds function and the human relationship with them May 4 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Story County office.

April 22, 2015

The Iowa Beef Center is offering the 21st annual update for Veterinarians on Wednesday, May 20, at the McNay Memorial Research Farm near Chariton.

April 21, 2015

Restaurants, grocery stores, and other food establishments operating in Iowa will be subject to updated food safety standards effective January 1, 2014, under rules recently adopted by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA). “The updated rules focus on making Iowa’s food regulations consistent with current scientific evidence and preventing foodborne illness,” DIA Food and Consumer Safety Bureau Chief Steven Mandernach said.

April 20, 2015

Seventeen women successfully completed thesix-week Annie’s Project course that was offered this spring in Armstrong. . This program offered through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Emmet and Palo Alto counties empowers women to be better agricultural business partners and owners.

April 20, 2015

Each year, millions of consumers have their identities stolen. Identity theft is a serious crime and can cost people time and money. Learn how to protect your identity, detect suspicious activity and defend against identity theft.

April 15, 2015

erennials are commonly divided for three reasons: to control size, to rejuvenate plants and to propagate a prized perennial. Learn when to divide your perennials.

April 6, 2015

The 3rd Annual Glowing 4-H Foot Race will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for the Emmet County 4-H Foundation.

April 1, 2015

The 2015 Emmet County 4-H Clover Knowledge Escapade, communications contest, was held on Sunday, March 29th at the United Methodist Church in Estherville.  Communication skills are very important to the 4-H program and are commonly credited by 4-H alumni as being one of the best things that 4-H taught them.  Participants in 5th grade and up were eligible to be selected to advance on to exhibit in the state communications event at the Iowa State Fair.  Youth in 4th grade and up were eligible to be selected to advance on to exhibit in the district communication event at the Clay County Fair.

April 1, 2015

Con una serie de cuatro semanas de clases gratuitas que brindarán dietistas del Departamento de Extensión y Difusión de la Universidad del Estado de Iowa, las familias latinas aprenderán cómo mejorar su salud y estar en forma. Las clases del programa "Latinos Living Well" (latinos que viven bien) se llevarán a cabo el Los domingos, 12, 19, 26 de abril y 3 de mayo, de 3:30 pm a 5:30 pm, en Inglesia de United Methodist, Estherville.

English-Latino families will learn how to improve their health and stay fit during a four-week series of free classes offered by dietitians from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Latinos Living Well classes will be held April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the United Methodist Church in Estherville.

Share |