County News

September 5, 2013

From “The Wheels on the Bus” to “Goodnight Moon” and countless stories in between, a wide variety of children’s books are available to parents. Learn about the importance of reading to children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 7, 2013

Aquatic plants, although necessary for the pond ecosystem, can become a nuisance in ponds throughout Iowa during the hot summer months. Excessive plant growth can be managed through a variety of methods of varying cost and effectiveness.

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July 30, 2013

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about what may be causing those black or brown spots on tomatoes, zucchini and other garden produce

June 11, 2013

Fifty Iowa 4-H'ers have been selected to receive state 4-H project awards in 2013. More than 130 4-H youth applied for the awards this year, which are given to youth who have demonstrated mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area.

June 4, 2013

Why is the ash tree in the front yard dropping leaves? What are those brownish, orange things in the cedar tree out back? Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about trees; to have additional questions answered contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.eduor 515-294-3108.

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June 4, 2013

The frequent rains that have soaked Iowa this year have left many corn and soybean fields unplanted or with flooded areas. Many producers are wondering what options they have under their multiple peril crop insurance (MPCI) policies.

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May 15, 2013

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach answer questions about rhubarb plant selection and harvesting.

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May 6, 2013

With the advent of county fair swine shows in Iowa just a few weeks from now, there are specific steps that exhibitors and fair attendees can follow to decrease health risks for animals and people at these events.

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April 26, 2013

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and families, says Lesia Oesterreich, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She offers tips parents can use to help their children cope.

Learn more here to help your children cope with natural disasters or events.

April 26, 2013

The importance of planning when selecting trees is explained in Guidelines for Selecting Trees (RG 702), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

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April 25, 2013

It's common practice to plant transplants for warm-season vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant and is becoming the practice with cucumbers, squash, cantaloupes and watermelons because transplants shorten the time by several weeks between the planting and harvest. Horticuluturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide answers to questions that will increase gardeners' success with transplants. Learn more here.

April 25, 2013

Iowa gardeners can learn when to plant vegetables in their gardens by checking out Planting and Harvesting Times for Garden Vegetables, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

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April 25, 2013

Proper mowing practices play a vital role in helping to maintain a healthy, sustainable home lawn. Lawn mowing is only one question horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer about lawn care and how to have a lawn with desired characteristics.

December 11, 2012

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,296 per acre, an increase of 23.7 percent from 2011, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the third year in a row where values have increased more than 15 percent. The 2012 values are historical peaks.

December 4, 2012

Research shows that children who get everything they want grow up to be greedy, self-centered adults. However, parents can raise their children to focus instead on goals such as learning and helping others. In December, ISU Extension and Outreach specialists offer tips for parents on how to avoid overindulging children in the Science of Parenting blog.

December 2, 2012

Check out this important and useful information for your family - financial, health, nutrition, parenting and much more!

November 15, 2012

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October 28, 2012

Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that leads to trust, self-control, and independence. This nine-issue series develops themes such as routines, media limits, and good nutrition. Includes back-to-school tips to get kids ready for a new school year.

September 30, 2012

The Ida County 4-H Foundation was established in 2004 to provide funds and support for the Ida County Extension 4-H program. Our mission is to support a strong and vital 4-H program in Ida County.

May 15, 2012

According to a report from Experian Hitwise, Pinterest is now the number three most-popular social network in the United States. Iowa 4-H recently created a 4-H page on the Pinterest website. The page has 49 boards with 96 pins.

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