County News

June 9, 2017

Eighteen Intermediate 4-H members from Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties enjoyed 2 days as they attended the “4-H Discover Dubuque” trip held June 6-7.

June 7, 2017

One of the many challenges faced by people in caregiving situations is dealing with changes that occur in those relationships. Spouses who enjoyed traveling together over a lifetime now may be home-bound.

June 7, 2017

As many of you know, June is Dairy Month!  Iowa's Dairy industry continues to expand it's role in taking a lead in promoting dairy products and educating consumers about modern agricultural practices.

June 7, 2017

Five field days offered as part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week. 

May 16, 2017

882 farmers generated over $48 million in sales, $32 million value-added activity in 2015

May 12, 2017

Livestock producers with an interest in strengthening or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending Grassroots Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension and regional Natural Resources Conservation Service.

May 12, 2017

Making the decision on when to leave a child home alone can be challenging. Parents should consider their child’s maturity level as well as the neighborhood environment and their own flexibility, says Cindy Thompson a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 12, 2017

Beef cow producers frequently look for ways to maintain or increase pasture productivity. Some of the most practical ways to accomplish this are fertilization, overseeding and improved grazing management.

May 9, 2017

As a declining number of Monarch butterflies migrate through the central United States each year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering a new incentive for farmers to help increase their breeding habitat.

May 4, 2017

Spring has arrived and as we start enjoying our favorite outdoor activities, don’t let your fun be ruined by ticks. Although it is difficult to make predictions on the severity of ticks in a given season, the University of Minnesota predicts that because of our mild winter, we may experience a year of above average tick numbers.

April 28, 2017

Spring is a time for renewal and growth, and it’s also an excellent time for new beginnings. Planting a new tree (or trees) is a great way to create a legacy that can last for generations on a landscape.

April 18, 2017

Fayette County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a free informational public meeting concerning the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Oelwein Public Library located at 201 East Charles Street,

April 5, 2017

Iowa’s economy has relied on agriculture for most of its history. As demand for local food rises statewide, an increasing number of Iowans are engaged in building and expanding the food systems that can meet that demand. They are participating along the entire food-chain spectrum, from beginning farmers, to established commodity farmers diversifying their production, to the distributors and aggregators helping farmers get their products to the ever-growing number of institutional buyers like grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, and schools.

March 31, 2017

Fayette County 4-H Clover Kids "soared into a 4-H adventure" while recently participating in the annual Clover Kids day held at the Fayette Opera House. It was a fun filled day in which youth kindergarten through 3rd grade had the opportunity to interact with each other while learning more about the project areas of Citizenship, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Outdoor Adventures, STEM and Visual Arts.

Participants included: Front row (left to right) Dawson Dunn, Brody Grove, Jenna Bahe, Ava Dunn, Hailee Cannon, Emma Streif, Carson VanSkyhawk and Reed Fagle.

Back row (left to right) Alexander Mueller, Autumn Miller, Chloe Sparrgrove, Christopher Streif, Cullen Ingels, Lilli Eitel, Oliver Cushion, Alivia Mueller, Blake Eitel, Beckett Baker, Khloee Cannon, Blake Sparrgrove, Katelynn Sadler and Natalie Ritter.
 

March 21, 2017

Denise Schwab, ISU Beef Program Specialist conducted a Beef Ration Balancer workshop on Monday, March 21.  4-H members and parents learned the importance of beef rations and how to work with rations using the BRaNDS standard feed yard computer program.

March 15, 2017

Expanding knowledge of state government and policy makers in Des Moines were the focus of the March 8 visit to the Iowa State Capitol by twenty 4-H’ers and four adults.

March 14, 2017

A number of volunteers worked together either making quilt blocks, donating fabric and/or services to complete the two quilts pictured behind this group. Monday night, March 6 in Fayette, the group gathered for the unveiling of the fundraising project to benefit renovation of the 4-H and open class exhibit building. Raffle tickets are being sold on the quilt at left, while the quilt at right, was won by Rachael Bushman, area 4-H’er from Castalia. Pictured in front, from left: Cindy Jensen, Pat Baumler, Summer Handel, Jeanine Tellin, Rachael Bushman, Cynthia Yearous, Peg Lerch; second row- Zelpha Henderson, Terri Zuck, Arlene Klatt, Ruth Meyer, Ann Jens, Janell Bradley, Michele Myrom, Meg Moellering, Ebby Whitford, Diane Ihde, Sam Ihde; third row- Lou Ann Milks, Karen Hamlett, Joyce Knickerbocker, Lois McElvania, Deb Watson, Jane Blumhagen, Peg Sparrgrove, Caroline Bemiss; and standing in back: Kristin Hamlett, Deb Mueller, Deb Thies, Janis Breitsprecher.

February 23, 2017

Join us for a brand new 4-H experience specifically designed for Intermediate 4-H members in 2017.

February 23, 2017

Youth looking for a fun summer 4-H camp to attend need look no further than Pine Bluff 4-H Camp along the Upper Iowa River during June. Camp is for Junior's (grades 4-6) enrolled in 4-H. They are also looking for camp counselors in 9-12 grades.

February 3, 2017

There are several ways to propagate a tree or plant on a new landscape. While planting trees, shrubs or vines directly is one option, another is using hardwood stem cuttings to promote new growth with help from the previous growing season.

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