County News

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 3, 2014

The November Cresco Clover Kids learned FUN Food Facts!

December 3, 2014

Riceville Clover Kids learn about FUN Food Facts at their November meeting.

November 21, 2014

4-H members from Howard, Allamakee, Winneshiek and Mitchell counties met to learn about national security efforts.

November 20, 2014

What does sustainability mean for the beef industry? That really depends on who you are asking. Several views of sustainability in the beef industry will be presented at the Driftless Region Beef Conference in Dubuque that’s set for Jan. 22-23, 2015.
 

November 16, 2014

The Elma Clover Kids studied FUN Food Facts at their November meeting.

November 14, 2014

Each month, the 2015 Healthy & Homemade calendar from ISU Extension and Outreach features an easy-to-prepare recipe plus menu ideas and an activity tip. Beautiful illustrations show a complete menu and gives the MyPlate breakdown of proportions. Stop at your County ISU Extension office to get your free copy today!

November 10, 2014

Howard County 4-H is doing a fundraiser with the Schwan's Food Network. 

November 9, 2014

Shoeboxes for Operation Shoebox were filled with various items for children by the County 4-H Council.

November 6, 2014

A two-year grant from the Leopold Center’s Marketing and Food Systems Initiative helped owners of several Iowa small meat processing facilities learn how to improve profitability, primarily by building on their competitive advantages over larger operations. They worked with Nick McCann from Iowa State University Extension.

November 6, 2014

Team Howard County recently participated at the All American Quarter Horse Show in Ohio.

November 5, 2014

Practical Farmers of Iowa announces its winter lineup of interactive online webinars, called “farminars.”  They will occur each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. CST, starting Nov. 11 through Dec. 23, and are open to everyone.

October 24, 2014

The Northeast Iowa partners will provide businesses with an array of consulting services and workshops aimed at improving small businesses and the local economy. The grant funding will also support ongoing successful programs with local agriculture-based companies in collaboration with the Food & Fitness Initiative, NICC and the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 22, 2014

The 4-H Citizenship group met in Osage and investigated learning the judicial system.

October 18, 2014

Iowa State University boasts one of AmeriCorps’ most wide-ranging, unique programs. The Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program serves communities and programs across the state.

October 15, 2014

Dairy producers interested in utilized robotic milking systems on their farm are encouraged to attend this year’s Midwest Dairy School on Maximizing Robotic Milking Systems on November 13. This year the Midwest Dairy School will provide you with more in-depth information on robotic milking systems specifically with research and nutrition.

October 10, 2014

Several Farm Bill Program Overview meetings have been scheduled in Northeast Iowa.   Howard county will have meetings on November 13 and November 25.

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.

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