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.

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 28, 2016

Cindy Thompson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, shares information on helping your teenagers get their needed sleep.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Visitors will enjoy $70,000 of improvements to the Discovery Garden during the Iowa State Fair Aug. 11-21. It’s a prime example of how the Polk County Master Gardeners – and ISU Extension and Outreach – serve and give back to Iowans through education and engagement.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 27, 2016 03:45 PM

To help meet industry need, Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has added one more Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0...

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