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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Grundy County

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Iowa State Extension serves Iowans through six program areas:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Business and Industry
  • Communities
  • Families
  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Continuing Education

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County News

September 30, 2013

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August 28, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Grapes are a delicious and nutritious part of any garden, but there are variables involved when properly harvesting and storing them.

Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to get the most out of your grape harvest. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

August 28, 2015

AMES, Iowa — Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Walnut Creek Watershed Project, will host a field day Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the pond on Jim Bourn’s farm, north of Red Oak.

The field day will review several ways that farmers and landowners can reduce nitrates entering Iowa’s rivers and streams. It will begin with a complimentary supper with the Montgomery County Cattlemen at the grill. Speaking at the field day is Shenandoah farmer Chris Teachout, who will talk about adding cover crops to a corn-soybean rotation and offer tips to make the addition of this green cover go smoothly. Ann Staudt, with Iowa Learning Farms, will review the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the recommended practices to use that will help achieve the NRS goals. Walnut Creek Watershed Project coordinator Dan Case will provide updates on the project.

August 28, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Eating healthy on a tight budget can seem like a tough thing to do. However, the “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” website and blog offered through Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach provide nutrition suggestions, meal planning and grocery shopping tips.

“’Spend Smart. Eat Smart.’ is a website and blog designed to help families with low resources make the most out of the funds that they have and eat as well as possible on a tight grocery budget,” said Christine Hradek, ISU Extension and Outreach’s coordinator for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, and the Family Nutrition Program. “We want to counter the idea that in order to eat healthy you have to spend a lot of money on food.”

August 28, 2015

AMES, Iowa – As harvest approaches, propane is a key ingredient for anyone using a high-temperature system to dry corn. A case study conducted by Mark Hanna, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help farmers as they plan for harvest and winter storage.grain drying case study publication

“Considering that propane makes up such a large proportion of the energy needed for drying, farmers may want to compare their own propane consumption to the measurements from the case study,” Hanna said.

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