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County News

October 17, 2016

Find the latest Commercial and Private Pesticide Applicator Training information.  For pesticide testing at NIACC in Mason City call 641-422-4237.

September 9, 2016

While flowering plants have a limited growing season outdoors, the 2017 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar showcases plants that can keep a home bright and beautiful throughout the year.

December 21, 2016

Cow-calf producers who want to learn more about improving returns from their enterprise are invited to attend a workshop on January 18th at the Hampton Country Club, 1620 Country Club Lane, Hampton, from noon to 3 p.m.  Call Russ Euken, 641-923-2856, by January 11th to preregister.

December 20, 2016

Created by the industry for the industry, the ServSafe food safety training program is one of the industry's strongest educational programs.

December 12, 2016

Check out the improved website!  The site is more modern, simpler to navigate and functional on all of your devices.


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Our Story: Small Talk for Early Literacy

Yes, you can read to babies. Through “Small Talk,” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Ames Public Library and Raising Readers in Story County are helping parents build literacy skills in very young children.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

January 20, 2017 12:30 PM

It’s no secret that the farm economy has faced a downturn since its peak in 2012. But how has the downturn affected farmers,...

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