County News

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 16, 2014

Iowa farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at informational meetings conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meetings will be held across northwest Iowa to explain options available under the new Farm Bill.

October 16, 2014

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.

October 16, 2014

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach illustrates the results of the collaborative efforts of three ISU farms to measure the propane and electricity used for grain drying during the 2013 harvest season.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

July 11, 2014

Melissa O'Rourke presented a Farmland Leasing Meeting on July 30, if attendees would like to have the powerpoint slides they are now available by clicking here. We have some of Farmland Leasing Books available for sale, cost is $10.

July 2, 2014

Emmet County 4-H’ers, Coral and Lauren, learned about government processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.

June 9, 2014

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

April 5, 2016

Emmet Expressions 2016 April/May Newsletter

March 16, 2016

If you would like to attend 4-H dog obedience classes this year, so you can participate in the dog show at the fair, you must sign up by March 21st (362-3434).

March 1, 2016

Juntos workshops for parents and middle school youth help them gain skills and access resources that will help youth be successful in school, as well as pursue higher education.

Los talleres de Juntos para padres y jóvenes de la secundaria/preparatorio les ayuda a adquirir habilidades y tener acceso a recursos que ayudarán a los jóvenes a tener éxito en la escuela, y a perseguir una educación más alta. 

November 5, 2015

While medical professionals and others may be partners in the caregiving scenario, family caregivers are the only people who are present with patients in all care settings. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes and honors this contribution with the 2015 theme “Respite: Care for Caregivers.”

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