County News

May 10, 2016

Join Region 9 for regional day camp.  Two days and one night of fun!

May 10, 2016

Are you up for the challenge wtih Legos and what Legos can teach us.  This and much more is what you will explore while attending this camp.

May 10, 2016

Come along with us and learn about the ocean, unusual fish, how pollution affects the ocean, the difference from salt water and fresh water, etc./grundy/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/grundy/ocean%20day%20camp.pdf

May 10, 2016

Kindergarten through 2nd graders join us for a day of fun!

April 22, 2016

Grundy County Master Gardeners & Grundy Center FFA will be holding their first ever joint spring plant sale!

April 4, 2016

Applications are being accepted for several scholarships in Grundy County.  Applications are due to the respective offices April 15, 2016!

April 4, 2016

Grundy County will offer a “Last Chance” Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for private pesticide applicators on April 14th at the Extension Office in Grundy Center, Iowa. This program is shown in cooperation with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

March 23, 2016

AMES, Iowa – 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.

Those interested in the course can apply athttp://mastergardenerhours.hort.iastate.edu/application-form.php. Apply now, as space is limited for each location. Accepted participants will be notified by Sept. 11, 2016. The three-month course fee is designated by each training location.

March 23, 2016

AMES, Iowa – 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.

Those interested in the course can apply athttp://mastergardenerhours.hort.iastate.edu/application-form.php. Apply now, as space is limited for each location. Accepted participants will be notified by Sept. 11, 2016. The three-month course fee is designated by each training location.

February 15, 2016

See Extension office at 319-824-6979 for application.  Due March 18, 2016.

February 10, 2016

FORT DODGE, Iowa – Growing quality transplants will be the topic of a day-long Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop Thursday, Feb. 18 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Ajay Nair, assistant professor with Iowa State's Department of Horticulture and vegetable production specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, says transplant production plays a key role in a successful vegetable production system.

February 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa -- As an increasing number of people find themselves juggling work and the responsibilities of providing care to a family member, experts with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach advise that communication is key.

February 10, 2016

Trees add value to the landscape, so homeowners may become concerned when their trees develop unusual growths. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what causes some of these growths. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

February 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Planting short duration cover crops can provide multiple benefits to growers who employ them in their fields. Cover crops can improve soil and water conservation efforts, organic matter input, nitrogen fixation, weed suppression and bio-fumigation, providing not only better yields but a healthier environment.

February 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Six members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach team will represent the university at the 2016 Hawkeye Farm Show.

ISU Extension and Outreach will host two educational seminars daily, focusing on challenges and important topics facing farmers during the upcoming planting season. Each seminar will be held in the Alumni Suite of the UNI-Dome.

“Participating in the educational seminars and visiting the ISU Extension and Outreach booth will provide attendees the opportunity to receive the latest in agricultural practices that can be used to improve the efficiency of their operations,” said Bill Arndorfer, ISU Extension and Outreach regional director.  

February 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa – A conversation between Chris Nelson, the Adams County director with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at the time, and Joyce Lash, human sciences specialist in family finance, back in 2005 established a site forVolunteer Income Tax Assistance in Iowa.

tax form 1040VITA is an IRS sponsored program that certifies volunteers to prepare tax returns for low income taxpayers. This program makes sure the proper forms are filed so taxpayers receive the correct refund and tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit. Returns are filed electronically and refunds are received within 10 days of return acceptance.

February 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa — Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Cover Crop Working Group, will host six cover crop workshops this spring in Cerro Gordo, O’Brien, Black Hawk, Johnson, Mahaska and Pottawattamie counties. The workshops are free, open to the public and include a complimentary meal.

February 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa – The total cost of corn and soybean production in Iowa is expected to fall this year, according to a report published by Alejandro Plastina, an assistant professor in economics at Iowa State University and ISU Extension and Outreach economist

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