County News

February 12, 2015

While mild winter weather is a pleasant surprise, it can have negative effects on plants that bloom ahead of schedule. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the proper way to care for spring-flowering bulbs in winter.

February 4, 2015

No matter how close or far Iowans are from retirement, the new “Retirement: Secure Your Future” Web page from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help them prepare.

February 4, 2015

Many people will give or receive beautiful flowers on Valentine's Day. While the thought is wonderful and they’re lovely to receive, what happens on Feb. 15 and beyond?

February 3, 2015

Alerts will be sent to announce spring and fall Pesticide Safety Education Programs.

February 2, 2015

On Saturday, January 31st, 43 4-H'ers from Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, and Calhoun counties headed to DesMoines as part of the 2015 Quad County Intermediate Trip.  They enjoyed making many new friends and memories on their charter bus ride to and from Des Moines. 

January 30, 2015

Becoming an effective farm business partner is the focus of Annie’s Project. The course, offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension, takes the real life experiences of an Illinois farm wife and shares them with other farm women who want to learn more about a crucial and complex business environment, their own farm.

January 30, 2015

On Saturday, January 24, over 70 Northwest Iowa 4-H and FFA youth and over 35 of their parents participated in the Northwest Iowa Beef Bonanza at Iowa Lakes Community College - Emmetsburg Campus.  The event for 4-H and FFA members was organized Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Lakes Community College staff.

January 29, 2015

Beth Wycoff, an Emmet County 4-H volunteer, will take the popular Lego Mindstorm Robotics to a higher level after attending the January 24, 2015 Iowa 4-H Youth Development certification training where she learned to teach design and computer programming as a Master Robotics Volunteer.  

January 27, 2015

The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University will offer several workshops across Iowa focusing on choices in feedlot facilities in February and March 2015.

January 27, 2015

Sometimes issues crop up with produce storage, leading to disappointment. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on how to avoid produce storage problems.

January 27, 2015

Children and youth learn best when they learn through experience. This positive youth development is the essence of 4-H and is featured in the international research journal Reclaiming Children and Youth.

January 27, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released its annual publication titled Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa – 2015. It is intended to help farmers determine their own potential 2015 crop costs per acre and per bushel.

January 23, 2015

Join us on-line on the 4th Wednesday's in January, February and March. Only $5 for one session. After you register, you will receive an e-mail with the web address and class materials along with instructions on how to log in.

Requirements for log on and learn:

* Computer with high speed Internet

* Speakers or headphone

* Microphone or chat box for participation

January 13, 2015

Six publications in the series “Ethanol Coproducts for Beef Cattle” offer the latest information based on research and demonstration projects, and all are available for download from the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.

December 4, 2014

"Creating the Optimum School Health Environment in Your District: What Decision Makers Need To Know" is now available for free download from the Extension Online Store.

December 2, 2014

AMES, IA. The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), formerly known as the Pest Management and the Environment Program (PME) at Iowa State University recently updated its moniker. The name change reflects the program’s emphasis on pesticide safety education to various audiences in Iowa, including certified commercial, public, and private applicators as well as pesticide safety awareness for the general public.

December 2, 2014

The Private Pesticide Applicator's Recertification dates have been set for Emmet County.The first date will be held on January 20, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Estherville Masonic Temple and the second date will be held on March 25, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Ringsted American Legion.

November 25, 2014

The slides from the power point presentation that Melissa O’Rourke, the ISU Extension Farm and Agribusiness Management specialist spoke about on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Emmet County's Farm Bill Meeting are now available. Click here to view.

If you missed the meeting and would like other dates available in Northwest Iowa please click here.

November 18, 2014

With freezing temperatures occurring, it is essential to consider the impact weather has on manure management on the farm.

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