County News

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.

May 16, 2014

Would you like to learn how to identify Emerald Ash Borer and signs of infestation? Kossuth County Extension Office will be hosting an information meeting on May 27, 2104 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

May 14, 2014

Save the date...for 4-H Equestrian Team Competition to help promote team unity amoung 4-H Horse Project Members. It will be held at Emmet County Fairgrounds in Estherville, IA on September 27, 2014.

May 14, 2014

Christopher Anderson, assistant director of the Climate Science Program at Iowa State University, is the Iowa Learning Farms May webinar presenter. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect.

May 9, 2014

Iowa State University will host the Fourth International Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium July 16-18, 2014. The symposium will bring together beef producers, processors, retailers and others to discuss, debate and learn more about specific welfare issues encompassing all angles of the beef supply chain.

May 9, 2014

A collaborative effort among soybean researchers in the United States and Canada found that glyphosate does not increase SDS severity or adversely affect yields in soybean fields.

May 9, 2014

Home gardeners welcome daffodils as a sign of spring. However, they often have questions about when to plant and how to manage foliage after spring blooming. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about daffodil care.

May 9, 2014

The expenses for tractor fuel can add up quickly during spring field work. According to a study conducted at the Iowa State University Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua a twenty percent or more fuel savings can be achieved by the ‘shift up, throttle back’ technique.

May 5, 2014

This summer the Iowa State University College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, is offering a variety of workshops for middle and high school students and two camp tracks for high school students.

May 5, 2014

The camp brochures are arriving and the kids are begging for a summer adventure. But other than fun, is there any value to camp? Learn about the research and how to help children choose an appropriate camp in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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