Howard County

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ISU Howard County Extension and Outreach will be celebrating their Centennial this Summer 2016. 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Howard County

Get inside Extension and discover how we support healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies. Read about some of the ways ISU Extension meets local needs, improves quality of life, and helps make our county a better place to live. You’ll be amazed at what we do.

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Manure applicator training for commerical or confinement and commerical pesticide applicator continuing ed reshows 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. 
Howard County Resource Directory - a collaborative effort by the Howard County Interagency Group to provide a quick resource guide with pertinent contacts.
Howard County Barn Quilts
Check out the Corn and Soybean test results at the Iowa Crop Performance Testing Page.
ISU Howard County Extension and Outreach will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary this Summer.   Cresco will also be celebrating it's Sesquicentennial July 22-24, 2016.

County News

April 20, 2016

Space Cookies Day Camp - August 10, 2016 at NICC Dairy Center in Calmar, Iowa.

April 14, 2016

Nuts and Bolts to Get Your Started in Estate and Transition Planning will be May 26 in Protivin at 6 p.m. 

Spring Fair 2016
April 12, 2016

The 2016 4-H Spring Fair was held on Saturday, April 9 at NICC in Cresco with lots of educational presentations, working exhibits, clothing selection. $15 clothing challenge, and Share The Fun acts.

March 31, 2016

Twelve youth from Howard County participated in the Iowa Falls Equine Extravaganza.

March 16, 2016

The Howard County Citizenship 4-H group met at the Iowa State Capitol on March 2.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

4-H county youth coordinator Caleb Carver tells how kids enjoy hands-on learning in a community garden and describes one child’s excitement about bringing home food for her family. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

April 29, 2016 08:36 AM

Anindita Das is putting her experiences as an immigrant to good use as an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach refugee community...

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