County News

September 26, 2016

Farmers should keep grain impacted by flood waters separate, follow FDA guidelines

September 15, 2016

More than 550 FFA members from 18 high schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the annual Iowa Dairy Expo held at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar.

September 13, 2016

Visit with Iowa DNR forestry professionals and ISU Extension Forestry Specialists at the Yellow River State Forest on October 6, 2016.

September 13, 2016

Join the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a two-day tour of Wisconsin dairies, Nov. 10-11.

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.

September 1, 2016

It takes work to increase young children’s interest in learning and build their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, says Cindy Thompson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

August 31, 2016

The flash flooding in northeast Iowa has left many producers wondering what to do next. In many areas, the flooding of 2016 reached record levels.

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

Fayette County 4-H youth Council members attended the Region 4 County Council retreat held at the Decorah Lutheran Church.

August 29, 2016

ISU Extension is increasing its support for beginning farmers. Two opportunities for farmers in northeast Iowa were recently announced.

August 16, 2016

Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties.

August 9, 2016

"Windbreaks for Protection, Value & Wildlife" will be held Thursday, September 8 at the Doug Kiel Farm, 18297 Lincoln Road (Hwy 150), Fayette, from 2-3:30 p.m.  A successfully designed and managed windbreak can protect your buildings, reduce energy costs, trap snow, encourage wildlife, plus add value and appearance to your property.  Free and open to the public.

August 8, 2016

As August arrives, families begin to think about “back to school” routines. Cindy Thompson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long.

July 14, 2016

Fayette County Communications, Food Fair and Clothing event judging was recently held at the United Methodist Church in Fayette with a total of 39 4-H members participating.

May 31, 2016

Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach County office. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens and managing pests. Classes start at all locations in September 2016.

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