County News

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.

November 17, 2014

Winter brings food scarcity, which makes your landscape a target for rabbits. Rabbits can severely damage trees and shrubs if you aren’t proactive.

November 13, 2014

Iowa State University has completed their fall survey of subsoil moisture in northwest Iowa, says Paul Kassel, ISU Extension Field Agronomist located in Spencer. 

November 7, 2014

ISU Extesnion and Outreach has resources available for farm families and ag partners to help them during times of stress.

November 7, 2014

While winter is not growing season for strawberries, taking care of strawberry plants remains vitally important. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on the ins and outs about mulching strawberries for winter.

November 7, 2014

Daily news reports about Ebola infections, quarantines and death may have children worried that they may be stricken by this disease or other illnesses. Human sciences specialists offer suggestions for helping children cope with their fears in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 31, 2014

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the best way to prepare yard and garden supplies for winter so they’ll be ready for use when spring rolls around.

October 29, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Public Health have received the Public Outreach Award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association after collaborating on the well-received I-WALK program.

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