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.

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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.
ISU Howard County Extension and Outreach will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary this Summer.   Cresco will also be celebrating it's Sesquicentennial July 22-24, 2016.

County News

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.

July 5, 2016

July 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. will be the annual field day at the Experimental Farm 12 miles West of Cresco, Iowa.

July 5, 2016

The annual celebrity showmanship was held at the Mighty Howard County Fair onJune 26, 2016.

July 5, 2016

The 2016 4-H and FFA Ribbon auction held on Sunady, June 26, 2016 grossed $58.675.

June 30, 2016

An information workshop will be offered in Howard County concerning farmland leaseing and land values.  This workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Meeting Room in Cresco.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

4-H youth are trying robotics, game design and multimedia in Hyperstream, a STEM Scale-Up program. ISU Extension and Outreach offers Hyperstream tech clubs to engage young people and excite them about careers in STEM.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 22, 2016 02:00 PM

 The ISU Extension and Outreach dairy team has developed a series of budgets to help dairy producers understand their current...

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