County News

October 6, 2014

NEWS You Can Use is a monthly newsletter developed by Iowa State University Nutrition Specialists that contains researched-based nutrition information and recipes specifically for older adults.  Find the latest issue here!

September 15, 2014

Howard County 4-H'ers exhibited in the communications divisions, the static 4-H building exhibits and also in many of the livestock 4-H divisions. 

September 9, 2014

Women with an interest in grain and livestock marketing are invited to join the 2014-2015 Women Agricutlure Marketing Club which will meet in monthly in Cresco.  Meetings will cover calculating cost of production, crop insurance, 2014 Farm Bill crop commodity programs, and marketing tools.

September 4, 2014

The 28th Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 29 in Dubuque, Iowa.  This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy in addition along with the issues of crop budgeting, crop insurance and the farm bill.  

August 21, 2014

Lowell and Marge Dohlman were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Iowa State Fair on August17.

August 15, 2014

On Thursday, September 25, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Minnesota Extension will jointly host a field day tour in SE MN focusing on nutrient management and methods to handle sand.  Discussions will focus on nutrient management including various options and methods to manage total farm nutrient balance, manure management, and nutrient runoff.  Managing nutrients from manure is becoming a high priority among most livestock farmers for economic and environmental reasons.

June 26, 2014

The 2014 4-H and FFA Dairy Show was held on Wednesday, June25, 2014 at the Mighty Howard County Fair in Cresco.  RESULTS COMING SOON

May 23, 2014

4-H Alumni Awards Scholarships to Graduating Seniors in Howard County.

May 8, 2014

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

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.

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