County News

June 13, 2014

State Fair 4-H Livestock/Horticulture entry MUST be made in 4hOnline. Online entry will close to families at 11:59 p.m. on July 1st, 2014.

June 9, 2014

On June 6, ISU Extension and Outreach Agronomist, Paul Kassel held a Hail Damage Meeting and shared this resource. 

May 30, 2014

We have some exciting 4-H Workshops available. Sign up today, and you will end up with a 4-H project to take to the fair.

May 30, 2014

Explore the world of food science through a muffin! Learn about ingredients used for muffins and techniques for mixing/baking by doing EXCITING EXPERIMENTS, playing CRAZY GAMES and eating some DELICIOUS TREATS!

May 27, 2014

Want to learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables?  Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Emmet County is offering a program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers

May 27, 2014

Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to compete in the fifth annual 4-H “Cook This!” culinary challenge. The preliminary competition is June 18 on the Iowa State campus. Top teams will advance to the finale Aug. 7 at the Iowa State Fair.

April 30, 2014

More than 1,000 teenagers are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus June 24-26 for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. They’ll take part in three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities.

June 30, 2014

Iowa Learning Farms and the STRIPs research group will host a prairie strips installation field day at the farm of Gary Guthrie near Nevada from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10.

June 30, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach offers cattle producers information and resources to deal with flooding as it relates to the health and safety of livestock and the health and safety of homes and families.

June 26, 2014

Container gardens are an excellent way to grow plants in limited spaces. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on choosing containers and plants, and some ways to make sure they thrive.

June 26, 2014

Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best – if you know how to maintain it properly. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer some tips that can help.

June 18, 2014

Iowa Learning Farms will host a forum for women farmers and landowners at Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. Topics will include the discussion of farming practices that align with goals set by the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public, and a complimentary meal will be provided.

June 18, 2014

Iowa Learning Farms will host a “Benefits of Strip-Tillage” field day at the farm of Tom Wagner near Primghar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 23. The event is free-of-charge and open to the public, and a meal catered by Red’s Café will be served. 

June 6, 2014

Fresh strawberries, a favorite of almost everyone, are relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. Strawberry plants require full sun, well-drained soils and good management to produce abundant, sweet fruit.

June 3, 2014

Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners. A more realistic approach is to minimize weed populations through various control measures. Iowa State University horticulturists provide guidance on weed control methods.

May 27, 2014

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach is having training for food stand workers on July 10th from Noon-1:00 p.m.

May 23, 2014

Creating a beautiful, functional landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss considerations when selecting trees and shrubs for shaded, wet and dry areas of the lawn and garden.

May 20, 2014

Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.

May 16, 2014

2014 Iowa Pork Summer Conferences to be held at 5 different locations.Pre-resgistrations is FREE. Registration at the door is $5.

May 16, 2014

Dates are set for TQA certfication for the summer for Swine Producers.

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