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County News

June 29, 2016

Farm owners and operators are invited to attend a Farmland Leasing Workshop on Monday, August 1st in Newton.

June 29, 2016

The average American wastes 209 to 254 lbs. of edible food each year. The main reasons are: lack of planning, not understanding food labels that give expiration dates, eating habits, and the ready supply of food.  USDA data shows that 45 per cent of the overall food supply in 2012 was never consumed. Some of the unconsumed food resulted from food loss during processing, but economic impact is pushing companies to repurpose that loss into animal feeds, fertilizer, biofuels, and other uses. By contrast, my lunch ended up in the trash bin.

June 21, 2016

Gardens are potentially excellent sources for fresh produce which can be harvested, enjoyed and saved for year-round use. However, they need special care and watering to create a bountiful harvest of vegetables, especially in the hot summer months.

June 15, 2016

  • With the recent events in Orlando Florida, children could be exposed to media and adult conversations that would cause emotions difficult for them to deal with.  The publication, Talking to Children about Terrorism, will help parents and other adults talk with their children about what they are feeling.

June 14, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialists are facilitating farmland leasing meetings during July and August at various times and locations throughout Iowa.


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June 30, 2016 04:36 PM

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