County News

April 26, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has published four publications to serve as guides for residential yardwork.

April 26, 2016

Attracting insects such as butterflies or bees is a simple process that can add beauty to any outdoor space. Extension and Outreach has resources for homeowners wanting to attract pollinators.

April 12, 2016

“A Place of Your Own” The American Dream is to own a home. Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. It's an exciting experience and not a simple task

April 5, 2016

When children don’t have time for household chores, it’s time to reevaluate their busy schedules, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 5, 2016

New research from Iowa State University shows that farmers should use the same level of management for small grains as they do when managing corn or soybeans. By using seed counts per acre when planting, instead of a “by the bushel” rate calculation, farmers can receive both yield and financial benefits.

March 29, 2016

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March 29, 2016

Parenting is an important and sometimes scary job, especially for new parents. “Just in Time Parenting,” a free email newsletter from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers parents reliable, researched-based information to help children grow well mentally, emotionally, physically and socially.

March 17, 2016

Spring’s arrival brings thoughts of green grass, flowering trees and – potatoes. Yes, potatoes. The starchy, tuberous crop is an integral, delicious part of many diets. In Iowa, optimal planting season is fast approaching.

March 8, 2016

The 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is now available. The publication provides rates for custom work in tillage, planting, drilling and seeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, drying and hauling grain, harvesting forages, complete custom farming, labor and both bin and machine rental.

March 8, 2016

Children aren’t born knowing how to be kind or compassionate. However, these virtues can be taught, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 2, 2016

Leaders of the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium say that sustained efforts of Iowa crop and livestock farmers, landowners, conservationists and others are critical to ensuring continued improvements to monarch conservation.

March 2, 2016

There is nothing more unromantic than the thought of a prenuptial agreement. Until recently, I felt that planning an exit strategy for something that was supposed to last until “death do us part” was a waste of time and money, and was a clear indication your heart really wasn’t in it.

March 2, 2016

Older Iowans have access to online videos on nutrition, physical activity and food safety on the Mid Life and Beyond web site.

February 23, 2016

 


Ames, IA - Iowa swine producers have the opportunity to learn about the new FDA directed antibiotic guidelines at a meeting hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists. The meeting will be held on March 22, 2016 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Mahaska County office located at 212 N I Ave. Oskaloosa, Iowa.
February 23, 2016

Pruning is the selective removal of specific plant parts for the benefit of the whole plant. Pruning shows both the art and science of horticulture. Knowing exactly when to prune is essential when taking care of shrubs to ensure a successful growth.

February 23, 2016

According to the Administration for Children and Families, more than 7,000 Iowa children under age 6 are experiencing homelessness.

February 16, 2016

February is often associated with valentines, sweets and all things lovey dovey. It’s also Heart Month which makes it a great time to think about your own heart health and the health of those you love.

February 16, 2016

Fortunately for farmers who want to get a stronger grasp on their finances and budget, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a variety of resources designed to help producers plan and keep their heads above water until prices increase.

February 16, 2016

Members of the food industry who want to be trained in the Food Safety system under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act should consider attending the three-day training course on basic preventive controls.

February 5, 2016

"Words on Wellness", a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into  daily living for you and your family.
 

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