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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Howard County

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Manure applicator training for commerical or confinement will be held each Friday at either 8:30 or 1:00.  You must call and register at least one day in advance.  If no registrations are received, the program will not be shown.

County News

September 11, 2014

Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management educational training for commercial applicators will be held on October 23, 2014 in Cresco at the Extension Office.

September 10, 2014

Operation ReLeaf is  a program which can help communities increase livability by increasing their urban tree canopy, and help homeowners increase their property values.

September 10, 2014

The continuing instruction course for applicators in Aquatic, Forest and Roadside will be October 15 at 9 a.m. in Cresco at the Extension Office.

September 8, 2014

Managing nutrient from manure is a high priority among most livestock farmers for economic and environemntal reasons.  Several fon-farm toursin NE Iowa will highlight various manuire management systems for all to learn better skills in managing manure.

September 3, 2014

It is again time to start registering for Riceville and Elma Clover Kids.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 4, 2014 08:51 AM

A three-location tour in southeast Iowa will provide a look at expansion options for innovative beef cattle facilities.

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