County News

June 25, 2015

The 2015 4-H and FFA Meat Goat show was held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Mighty Howard County Fair in Cresco.

June 25, 2015

The 2015 4-H and FFA Sheep was held on June 25, 2015 at the Mighty Howard County Fair.

May 27, 2015

Megan Rauen, Borlaug Thomson Intern arrived in Howard County to begin her summer work.

May 27, 2015

Join us at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 31 form 1-4 for a beef project workshop.

May 14, 2015

Three Howard County 4-H Senior members were honored with 4-H Alumni Scholarships at recent awards ceremonies.

May 7, 2015

The annual Christina Hixson Opportunity Award was presented to Danielle Baldwin at the Crestwood Awards Ceremony.

2015 Spring Fair State Fair Winners
April 17, 2015

Howard County 4-H members participated in 4-H Spring Fair - Dare To Discover.

CWF Wreath Team
April 12, 2015

Howard County 4-H'ers participated in Citizenship Washington Focus Trip recently. Those that participated in the wreath presented at the Tomb of the Unknown solder were Dylan Aschenbremmer, Kayla Hruska, Katelyn Leiran and Abraham Schmitt.

April 6, 2015

Money Smart Week was celebrated locally with an essay contest sponsored by Howard County Extension and Outreach and C US Bank of Cresco for grades 7-11.

June 25, 2015

The 2015 4-H and FFA Dairy Show was held at the Howard County Fair on June 24, 2015.

June 25, 2015

The 2015 4-H Pet Show was held at the Howard County Fair on June 24.

June 24, 2015

Over the past several years, NICC and the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation have installed a variety of conservation practices including bioswale, conservation plantings, shelterbelts, native trees, butterfly garden, storm water wetlands, grassed waterways, sediment basin, cover crops, infiltration trench, enhanced rain garden, permeable pavers and sediment basin. View these practices in person at a Conservation Tour on July 22.

June 18, 2015

It is often assumed that starting a food hub is a capital intensive process requiring large investments in infrastructure, transportation, logistics and personnel at the outset. A new publication produced by the Leopold Center, ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Food Hub, describes how emerging food hubs can grow successfully under money constraints if cash flow is managed strategically.

June 5, 2015

Livestock producers with an interest in beginning or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending Greenhorn Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension. The Greenhorn Grazing short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

May 29, 2015

Livestock producers with an interest in beginning or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending Greenhorn Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension. The Greenhorn Grazing short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

“Greenhorn Grazing is designed for graziers interested in a more controlled or management-intensive grazing system,” said Denise Schwab, ISU Extension livestock specialist. “Producers who want to optimize forage and livestock production, increase market access and conserve natural resources will find the modules very informative.”

May 19, 2015

The Iowa Master Woodland Managers Program is primarily intended to serve woodland owners and land managers, but may also be of interest to school teachers, loggers, and government employees.

February 13, 2015

Are you interested in saving money, contributing to the vibrancy of your community and reducing carbon emissions? Are you interested in installing SOLAR or renewable energy? Then it's time to think about a Farm Energy Plan.

February 10, 2015

No matter how close or far Iowans are from retirement, the new “Retirement: Secure Your Future” Web page from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help them prepare, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life.

January 27, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

December 8, 2014

A new report points to strong economic impacts of local food in Iowa – more than $22 million in sales at the farm gate and at least 171 new jobs over the past two years – and explains how local food coordinators are contributing to this growth in their communities.

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