County News

September 23, 2014

AMES, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad has proclaimed Sept. 21-27 as Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week. The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week promotion is being held in conjunction with the 71st annual National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s national theme is “Safety Counts: Protecting What Matters” and is coordinated by the National Safety Council and supported by various organizations and groups interested in agricultural safety. 

September 23, 2014

AMES, Iowa -- The 14h Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations.

September 23, 2014

With a famous NFL player facing child abuse charges, the debate on using corporal punishment on children has been brought to the forefront.

September 18, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. According to a case study conducted at the Iowa State University Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm near Atlantic, Iowa, fuel savings of 20 percent or more can be achieved by using the "shift up, throttle back" technique.

September 18, 2014

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Good Agricultural Practices workshops in Indianola on Oct. 4 and 18, and Sioux City on Nov. 19 and 25. The one-day workshops are important for fruit and vegetable growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers' food safety requirements.

September 18, 2014

Managing manure nutrients is a high priority for livestock farmers for economic and environmental reasons. Iowa dairy and beef producers are invited to attend Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field days featuring a variety of manure management systems. The field days will be held in northwest and northeast Iowa during October.

August 18, 2014

The field day is free and open to the public.  It starts at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua.

August 18, 2014

Tama County Women, Land, and Legacy will soon hold its twenty-third event, The Bohemie Alps: Pasture Walk Around Paddocks & Ponds.  It will be held on Tuesday, August 26th at the Rebecca Dostal Farm, 2422 Q Avenue in rural Clutier.  A meal sponsored by Tama County Farm Bureau will be served beginning at 6:00 pm with the even following at 7:00 pm.  The meal and event are free of charge and open to the public.

July 8, 2014

The Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering a series of Summer garden webinars to be hosted by Grundy County Extension and Outreach.  The webinar dates are July 15, August 14, and September 4.  The sessions will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Grundy County Extension Office.

January 23, 2014

The 15 percent of Iowans age 65 or older may be retirement age, but that doesn't mean they are retiring.  Many are remaining in the workforce or are looking for new opportunities.  Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, helps them examine how they want to live during their next stage of life.

September 20, 2013

Your Adventure Starts Here. What are you into?

September 17, 2013
August 19, 2013

Beginning article in a series that will discuss nutrient reduction methods outlined in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the costs and benefits of each potential method.

August 14, 2013

Weekly Finance Column by Brenda Schmitt, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Finance Specialist

August 14, 2013

Weekly Family Finance Column by Brenda Schmitt, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Finance Specialist

August 14, 2013

Weekly ISUEO Family Finance Column written by Brenda Schmitt, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Family Finance Field Specialist.

August 14, 2013

Relationships between children and parents are both important and complicated.  Cheryl Clark, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says this relationship dynamic changes throughout the lifespan.  It is not unusual for difficulties to arise as parents age.

August 14, 2013

Research shows that today's children spend less time outdoors.  This disconnection from nature is leading to increases in childhood obesity, an increase in behavior-regulating medications and even a fear of the outdoors, says Cheryl Clark, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 14, 2013

Although making friends comes naturally for many children, some children need a little help, says Cheryl Clark, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 14, 2013

Family Finance Weekly Column written by Brenda Schmitt, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Finance Specialist.

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