County News

March 6, 2017

he Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America. 

March 3, 2017

How children deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Are they overwhelmed or do they bounce back?

February 24, 2017

February has brought unusually warm temperatures across Iowa, with record highs topping the 70-degree mark. However, it won’t last forever. Winter temperatures will return, but that could confuse trees, shrubs and plants which flower earlier than normal. Will this cause problems?

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 20, 2017

The Northeast Iowa Beginning Local Food Farmer Network will be hosting an exciting workshop designed to help local food and direct-marketing farm businesses achieve financial health. Paul Dietmann and Craig Chase will lead the sessions and teach producers how to analyze their business profitability, to compare the costs and returns from different enterprises, and to make decisions about renting or buying land, building infrastructure and capital investment.

February 16, 2017

Ethanol plants need to be especially cautious of moldy corn this spring due to a humid fall and excessive amounts of corn stored in outdoor piles. According to Charles Hurburgh, grain quality and handling specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, mid-February will bring reports of moldy corn, hot spots and blue eye mold – a fungus turning the germ a bluish color, especially if temperatures do not decrease.

February 10, 2017

When a couple has a healthy relationship, their family is more likely to be stable and their children have agreater opportunity to flourish, says Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 9, 2017

The broiler project is an opportunity for 4-H/FFA members to gain valuable experience in raising chicks to broiler-weight through partnership with a local sponsor.

Sponsor is responsible for purchasing the chicks for $30.00 and the 4-H member raises the 25 chicks and presents the best five of the processed birds to the sponsor as payment for the opportunity. 4-H/FFA member is responsible for whatever is necessary to raise the chicks to healthy broiler weight and processing. The project participant is required and responsible for processing and delivering the best five birds to the sponsor within two weeks following the Fayette County Fair.  Register here

February 7, 2017

“Soar into the 4-H Adventure” at the 2017 Clover Kids Fun Day on March 25 from 9 am-3 pm at the Fayette Opera House. The fun filled day will offer hands on educational activities for youth kindergarten through 3rd grade as they discover the amazing 4-H world around them and what it has to offer.

Clover Kids Fun Day is open to all enrolled Fayette County Clover Kid members and their friends. Print the registration form here or pick up a registration form at the Fayette County Extension Ofifce at 218 South Main Street in Fayette.

The registration form along with $10 payment is due to the Extension Office by March 20. Youth are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes.
 

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.

January 27, 2017

Beef producers who are interested in software to help with balancing rations will want to check out the Iowa Beef Center’s newly updated Beef Ration and Nutrition Decision Software (BRaNDS) ration balancing software. Association scientist Garland Dahlke recently completed this update and said the new version is more user friendly and now reflects the updated guidelines in the recently released "Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle."

September 8, 2016

Recent floods and excess water could mean changes to livestock and crops management this harvest season.  Many of the effects are yet to be determined as the standing crop still grows and each field and/or farm is affected differently.

August 30, 2016

Winneshiek County Extension has received funding for a new project supporting beginning farmers in the five counties of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek.

August 30, 2016

Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself. If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one. As a participant you will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

August 24, 2016

The resources on this page provide information Iowans can use to plan before a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and conserve water.

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