County News

June 17, 2014

Farmers and landowners committed to protecting and conserving environmentally sensitive land may now sign up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Additionally, retiring farmers enrolled in CRP could receive incentives to transfer a portion of their land to beginning, disadvantaged or veteran farmers through the Transition Incentives Program (TIP).

May 8, 2014

Three meetings in NE Iowa in June relating to the current manure regulations will be held.

January 30, 2014

A needs assessment completed by ISU Extension and Outreach has identified the future program priorities for the organization in northeast Iowa.   The survey gathered information from Region 4, which consists of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

January 19, 2014

A new and innovative partnership between county extension councils and Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) will expand duties for two local Extension staff members.

January 12, 2014

ServSafe 2014 classes will be held in 2014 in Manchester, Dubuque, Deocrah, and Independence.

May 8, 2013

The Christina Hixson Opportunity Award was presented at Crestwood Awards Program.

November 7, 2012

Aflatoxin can still be a concern for the dairy producer as we move into post-harvest and stroage of grain.

October 12, 2012

Howard county youth participated in a national wide 4-H Youth Science day on October 10, 2012.

October 11, 2012

The 4-H and Youth Committee along with the 4-H Alumni Committee is working on a first ever Howard County 4-H Cookbook.

Staff with the Mobile Experience.
September 19, 2012

Howard County Extension helped with educating 4th graders and 10th graders during the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest at the America's Farmer Mobile Experience.

August 24, 2012

Howard County 4-H'ers exhibit at the 2012 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

August 22, 2012

At a recent ceremony at the Iowa State Fair, Howard and Jane Goldsworthy were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame.

July 3, 2012

The 2012 4-H and FFA RIbbon Auction at the Mighty Howard County Fair Grosses $43,000

August 3, 2011

Canning and preserving your fruits and vegetables will allow you to enjoy the produce from your garden all year long. Join us for these workshops and learn how to safely and effectively make jam, pickles, salsa and more.

February 21, 2010

Learn about a national Extension website that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

February 11, 2010

Entrepreneurs in northeast Iowa now have another financing option to launch their ideas. The Northeast Iowa Food & Farm Coalition, or NIFF Coalition, was recently approved as an affiliate of Iowa Microloan.

October 31, 2009

Most of us only have a vague idea of how much electricity we use each month and almost no idea of how much electricity an individual appliance uses. Find out by checking out a Kill A Watt meter from the Iowa State University Extension office.

September 10, 2008

Barn Quilts have arrived in Howard County wrapping the county in lots of warm colors for fall.

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