Howard County

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ISU Howard County Extension and Outreach will be celebrating their Centennial this Summer 2016. 

Follow #ISU99 on social media and join a scavenger hunt for a box of Iowa State Cyclone items. Watch for clues every day until Cyclone football season begins in September: 99 prize packages in 99 counties in 99 days!

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Howard County

Get inside Extension and discover how we support healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies. Read about some of the ways ISU Extension meets local needs, improves quality of life, and helps make our county a better place to live. You’ll be amazed at what we do.

Be the First to Know!  Join our email list to get info about our upcoming events, programs and classes.  We now accept online registration for many of our programs. 

Manure applicator training for commerical or confinement and commerical pesticide applicator continuing ed reshows will be held each Friday at either 8:30 or 1:00.  You must call and register at least one day in advance.  If no registrations are received, the program will not be shown. 
Howard County Resource Directory - a collaborative effort by the Howard County Interagency Group to provide a quick resource guide with pertinent contacts.
Howard County Barn Quilts
Check out the Corn and Soybean test results at the Iowa Crop Performance Testing Page.
Farm Analysis information called FINPAK - check it out.

County News

August 24, 2016

After the recent rains, we do have resources to help with the flooding issues many people are dealing with.

August 24, 2016

Sovereign's were recently inducted into the 2016 4-H Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair on August 21, 2016.

August 1, 2016

Cindy Thompson, ISU Extenbsion and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist recently shared that adding family meetings to a weekly routine help keep communication lines open and helps with families dealing with complicated schedules.

August 1, 2016

A series of meetings concerning the veterinary feed directive taking effect on January 1, 2017 are scheduled for producers and livestock industry people to prepare for these new regulations.

July 11, 2016

The Howard County 4-H'ers projects were judged on Monday, June 20 and those advancing to the Iowa State Fair will be on display during the fair in August.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Women Managing Cattle program builds relationships and educates women in the cattle business, focusing on cost of production, marketing strategies and production systems.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 26, 2016 03:32 PM

The Sept. 15 session of Grassroots Grazing, at the ISU Marsden Agronomy Farm and Field Extension Education Laboratory location near...

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