About ISU Extension and Outreach: Howard County
You don’t need to be a farmer to teach others about Iowa’s most precious natural resource. ISU Extension helps Iowans appreciate and take care of our land. This makes Iowa a great place to live today and tomorrow.
You don’t need to be a teacher or have kids in school to benefit from Iowa State University Extension programs. Thanks to Extension, schools and communities are creating safe places for kids to learn, play, and reach their full potential—and that helps everybody.
You don’t need to be a kid or have kids to benefit from Iowa State University Extension programs. Thanks to Extension, Iowa kids are healthier, and they are excited about learning and building the skills they will need to be good citizens today and the leaders of tomorrow—that helps everybody.
Iowa State University Extension helps employers implement good management practices, secure new markets, and assist employees. This improves Iowa’s economy, and that’s good for all Iowans.
ISU Extension is making a difference for Iowa through our signature issues:
Howard County is known for the following:Howard County is proud to be the home of Nobel Peace Prize Winner - Norman Borlaug
- Home of The First Stewardess - Ellen Church
- Howard County is the Home of Five Admirals
- Mighty Howard County Fair Information - June 18-24, 2012
- Looking for fair dates in other counties check out the website at www.iowafairs.com
- The Howard County Experimental Farm is located just 12 miles West of Cresco. The local board of directors oversees operation of this farm and trials done each year.
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Extension Council Members in Howard County. Gary Sovereign, Rachel Gooder, Colleen Peckham, Allen Johnson, Cindi Grover, Joyce Swestka. Not pictured: Harold Noe, Sheryl Cray, Doug Nath.
2013 Region 4 Stakeholder Report
Extension Council members are elected by the voters of HowardCounty to serve four year terms. They oversee the planning, preparation, marketing and delivery of the extension educational programs in the county. Every county in Iowa has an extension council. Extension Councils provide, through a unique partnership with Iowa State University and other federal and state organizations, research-based, unbiased information and education to help county citizens make better decisions.