County News

October 15, 2014

Several Emmet County 4-H equestrians earned  honors at the Equestrian Team Competition 4-H Horse Show held Saturday, September 27th at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Estherville. 

October 15, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Emmet County, is offering a training for child care providers that helps kids be “school ready” and greatly increases their chance for academic success.  Come join Nancy Clark, ISU Extension Nutrition and Health Program Specialist to learn new ways to connect with children as we explore literacy strategies to use with great books.

October 9, 2014

People associate tulips with feelings of spring, but to get their benefits at the proper time, planting tulips right now is ideal. Get tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

October 9, 2014

More than 6 million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11 by sharing 4-H pride photos using #iam4H. Every Iowa community has the potential to share 4-H pride, and that is the beauty of this celebration -- and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs.

September 25, 2014

Area women wanting to learn more about transition planning benefited from participating in Managing for Today and Tomorrow which is an Annie’s Project Course.

September 23, 2014

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Northwest Iowa is preparing to deliver what the World Health Organization names as its “number 1” most effective program for decreasing the onset of drugs and alcohol problems in youth. The program runs every Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the ELC Middle School starting October 5- November 16.

September 15, 2014

 

Emmet County Extension & Outreach office will host an Continuing Instructional Course for the following commercial pesticide applicators:

  • Roadside, Forest, & Aquatic Pest Management
  • Mosquito & Public Health Pest Management
  • Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators
  • Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, Plant Disease Management
  • Fumigation
  • Pest Control Operators
September 8, 2014

More than $7,600 in scholarships will be awarded.

This contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. It will test their knowledge on all aspects of the beef industry and beef cattle management issues. Stations cover the following topics:
•    Handling and Health 
•    Nutrition 
•    Marketing (Beef cut evaluation) 
•    Seedstock Merchandising 
•    Job Interview 
•    Keep-Cull Replacement Heifers 
•    Reproduction 
•    Beef Management Challenge 
•    Credit and Finance 
•    Beef Industry Issues and Advocacy

September 8, 2014

A three-location tour in southeast Iowa will provide a look at expansion options for innovative beef cattle facilities.

September 8, 2014

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

September 8, 2014

Fall is the perfect time to prepare a lawn for the months ahead with these weed-control tips from ISU Extension and Outreach.

September 8, 2014

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey and farmer Nate Anderson were guest experts in the Farm Progress Show tent organized by Iowa State University. They shared their management strategy experiences and listened as farmers talked about management practices for their own farms.

September 8, 2014

Farmers can learn about crops, grazing research and current beef research from Iowa State University at the annual fall field day of the McNay Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm.

August 29, 2014

Each training session provides each participant 1.5 hours of continuing education for DHS and are suitable for all training levels. Online traind do count as group setting credit because of the high level of group interactions. However, full particiaption is required to receive training credit.

August 28, 2014

As late summer becomes early fall, it is a great time to get outside and do some yard work. Get tips on great ways to improve the yard, trees, garden and flower beds from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

August 28, 2014

Mark your calendars for an outstanding poultry educational workshop to be held in conjunction with the Master’s Cup Poultry Show on November 21-22, 2014, in Webster City, Iowa.

August 28, 2014

The complexity of crop production decision-making is escalated by issues that have Iowa farmers concerned about pesticide resistance. Visit the Iowa State University tent at the Farm Progress Show Aug. 26-28 to meet Iowa State researchers and specialists working in the area of pest resistance.

August 28, 2014

The complexity of crop production decision-making is escalated by issues that have Iowa farmers concerned about pesticide resistance. Visit the Iowa State University tent at the Farm Progress Show Aug. 26-28 to meet Iowa State researchers and specialists working in the area of pest resistance.

August 28, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on the best way to harvest homegrown melons.

August 28, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election of a commodity program from 2014-18 connected with the Agricultural Act of 2014.

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