County News

November 27, 2013

Identifying pests, diseases, disorders and developmental stages in Midwestern corn crops just became easier with the second edition of Iowa State University’s popular Corn Field Guide.

November 15, 2013

Giving trees and shrubs some extra attention in the fall will help them over-winter and start spring in peak condition. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain certain practices homeowners can use to significantly reduce winter damage to trees and shrubs.

November 1, 2013

Mums offer gardeners a wide range of colors and flower forms and only require moderate levels of maintenance. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to get the most enjoyment out of mums.

October 24, 2013

“My friend is having a party at her house. Can I go?” This question may strike fear in a parent’s heart. But with some forethought and planning, a party of teen friends can be a fun and safe event, says __(Name)__, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 18, 2013

Putting the garden to bed for the winter is a matter of cleaning up and covering up. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have recommendations on cutting foliage as part of fall clean up.

October 10, 2013

Advances in soil-testing research has led Iowa State University Extension agronomists to revise recommendations for phosphorus, potassium and lime.

October 2, 2013

Sara Shepherd, Julie Van Waardhuizen, Rexanne Struve and Brandi Wiig: Although their farming situations vary, these Iowa women all credit Annie’s Project with improving their ability to make sound risk management decisions.

October 2, 2013

Tender perennials such as tuberous begonias, gladioli, cannas and dahlias will not survive Iowa's harsh winter weather outdoors and must be dug in the fall and stored indoors through the winter months.

September 20, 2013
The National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians have released new guidelines on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) biosecurity for manure haulers, land owners, and pork producers.
September 9, 2013

Holle Smith of Emmet County was inducted into the 2013 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 18. Eighty-three Iowa counties participated this year and selected 110 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were be presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception following the ceremony.

July 24, 2013

Weather conditions across much of the Midwest this spring and summer have been favorable for development of ergot fungus in pastures, according to specialists at Iowa State University.

Layne Anderson Emmet Hall of Fame Inductee
September 7, 2012

   Layne Anderson of Estherville was chosen to be Emmet County’s 2012 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee.  The ceremony took place on Sunday, August 19th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. 

October 26, 2011

When weekends, school breaks and summer are added together, kids spend many hours outside of school walls. How this time is spent affects their growth and development, as well as their success at school.

November 8, 2010

Program Builder is a web-based marketplace where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your community.

February 23, 2010

Parents are now able to sign up for free: Extension’s age-paced series– Monthly “e-deliveries” –keyed to the age of their child – FAQs and Ask the Expert--searchable databases.

October 19, 2009

New Iowa Energy Center publications are available from ISU Extension to help Iowans become more cost and energy efficient in their homes.

February 13, 2009

Whether it is your first experience with tough times, or you have been there before, you may feel a sense of loss that extends well beyond lose in income or lifestyle.

September 18, 2008

As many of you know, the USDA is preparing for the mandatory COOL (Country of Origin Labeling) that goes into effect September 30, 2008

September 18, 2008

A publication from Iowa State University Extension is designed to help consumers of all ages blend time-saving convenience with nutritious, dollar-stretching food choices.

March 2, 2005

Consumers have the right to one free credit report a year from each of the three national credit bureaus.

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