County News

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.

May 5, 2014

Educational materials on heifer development are frequently requested from the Iowa Beef Center. Educational resources are being gathered and developed and are now available on an IBC heifer development webpage.

May 2, 2014

Parents, teachers, naturalists, libraians and child care providers are invited to explore the wonder of nature and the benefits it offers children. Nature Explore Programs are being offered in May and June in Northwest Iowa. 

May 1, 2014

Beef management update sessions will be May 20 and May 21 in southern Iowa. Beef producers will learn about fescue management and comparing fall versus spring calving from Dr. Ken Coffey, University of Arkansas, and Joe Sellers, extension beef specialist with Iowa State University.

May 1, 2014

The annual “Update for Veterinarians” program by Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center features a full day of education and demonstrations focused on beef cattle. The event is May 21 at the Iowa State University McNay Research Farm near Chariton.

May 1, 2014

Proper mowing practices play a vital role in helping to maintain a healthy, sustainable home lawn. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about lawns and lawn mowing.

April 30, 2014

Twenty two women successfully completed the six-week Annie's Project Course that was offered early this spring in Graettinger. 

April 29, 2014

Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation seem to have little effect on yield, according to a five-year study conducted by Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa. Ten Iowa farmers have devoted part of their acres to conduct the study.

April 29, 2014

The Integrated Pest Management program at Iowa State University is hosting its fourth crop scouting competition on Aug. 5 for teams of Iowa high school students.

April 25, 2014

Are you in 6th - 8th grade? Do you have an interest in possibly developing your hobbies into a business? If so, come check out this summer Entrepreneurship Academy. It runs from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on July 7-11 at ILCC in Spencer. Cost is $49 with scholarships available, as well as transportation to Spencer.

April 25, 2014

There are many reasons to plant a tree in Iowa besides to celebrate Arbor Day on April 25, 2014. Trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. This week Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share proper tree planting techniques.

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