County News

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.

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.

May 18, 2015

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased by 5 percent in 2015, according to results from the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa – 2015 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Average rents were lower in all nine crop reporting districts, according to Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor and extension economist with Iowa State University.

May 18, 2015

Pork producers who manage or own a sow herd will want to attend a seminar in northeast Iowa.  ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa Pork Producers Association are sponsoring an advanced swine reproduction seminar.

April 14, 2015

The 2015 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference will be held on June 10 and 11 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

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.

December 5, 2014

Food Safety Certification Short Course for Restaurants and Food Handlers is being offered in Black Hawk, Chickasaw, Winneshiek and Fayette counties.

December 3, 2014

The November Cresco Clover Kids learned FUN Food Facts!

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!

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.

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.

November 7, 2012

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

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 22, 2012

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

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.

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