Hamilton County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Hamilton County

ISU Extension and Outreach is part of Iowa State University. We take the university’s research and turn it into learning opportunities for Iowans.




ISU Extension & Outreach Hotline Numbers-
Iowa Concern-- Counselors Available-Stress Management, Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions---                     1-800-447-1985         Phone is answered all hours, all days.
Answer Line--Questions relating to home & family---1-800-262-3804
Hortline--Lawn, garden, and landscape plant questions---515-294-3108
Teen Line--Personal & health-related information and referral---1-800-443-8336
Beginning Farmer Center--Resources to help the next generation of farmers---1-877-232-1999

County News

October 13, 2015

 Farmers are reminded to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall. Harvest is progressing rapidly in many parts of the state and officials with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach said that waiting can help reduce nitrogen loss and better protects the environment.

September 22, 2015

Hamilton County Extension will be offering Commerical Pesticde Applicator Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) beginning on October 21, 2015.

September 17, 2015

Wil Groves was recently awarded the Successful Farming/Loren Kruse Outstanding Iowa 4-H Leader Award and Donna and Dan Ryherd were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

August 31, 2015

In an ever-changing financial environment, up-to-date non-commercial information is an on-going need.   This workshop series can be a catalyst for building lifelong security by providing an opportunity to gain key information, ask questions, and build confidence in making the best financial decisions for your individual situation. 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

October 13, 2015 10:25 AM

Every fall Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices across the state collect 4-H youth registration numbers to gauge...

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