County News

September 15, 2015

Harvest is historically the most dangerous time of year for agriculture. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants to remind everyone to regularly read instruction manuals about potential dangers of farm equipment and to be diligent in preventing farm injuries.

September 14, 2015

Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults, but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 14, 2015

On Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Iowa State University community will get to experience and learn about locally grown food at the Local Food Festival: An Adventure in Eating on the ISU campus in Ames.

September 14, 2015

Raspberries are a delicious part of any garden, but they are vulnerable to intrusion from pests and other maladies. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on how to obtain a bountiful raspberry harvest

September 3, 2015

The National Institute on Aging, at the National Institute for Health, in collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging is celebrating its’ first annual Go4Life month.

August 31, 2015

Click here for September's edition of Words on Wellness.

August 24, 2015

As harvest approaches, propane is a key ingredient for anyone using a high-temperature system to dry corn. A case study conducted by Mark Hanna, agricultural and biosystems engineering specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help farmers as they plan for harvest and winter storage.

August 18, 2015

Creating a beautiful, functioning landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place at the right time. As the seasons begin to change it’s important to think about what plants should be planted when. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists describe the correct plants and care to give for late summer and early fall plantings.

August 10, 2015

Start off the school year with the September Dare to Excel newsletter.  This online resource shares tips and proven parenting practices parents can use at home or in the community to help children succeed at school.  This month’s topic is Positive Behaviors.

August 3, 2015

Two new publications, "Fall Tips to Ensure a Healthy Green Yard in the Spring" and "Selecting a Grass Species for Iowa Lawns," include many tips for selecting a grass species and keeping it green and healthy.

August 3, 2015

Teaching teens about money management is only the beginning of their financial education. They need to apply that knowledge to build the skills that will help them develop positive financial habits. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach helps make the High School Financial Planning Program available in Iowa.

July 29, 2015

The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world and a popular plant in any home garden. However, there’s a lot to know about growing and storing potatoes properly. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists have some tips on how to grow and store potatoes.

July 22, 2015

Recognizing the impact rain can have on hay is important this summer with the frequent rains that challenge hay producers wanting to mow, bale and store hay.

July 22, 2015

Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant and grow well in warmer weather, making them a perfect summer plant in any home garden. As it gets time to harvest, there can be a few problems that may arise. Follow these tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on what to look out for when harvesting cucumbers. 

July 13, 2015

Learn and be able to implement a practical approach to developing long-term weed management plans that work.  Two sessions are scheduled at each location - one for farmers and one for agribusiness, industry and retail representatives.  Click here for more information.

July 8, 2015

Even if you expect to never borrow money again, your credit score will affect you.  This means we all need to use credit (wisely) to build the best scores we can achieve.

July 8, 2015

Learn about protecting drinking water, septic system maintenance, riparian buffer strips and pesticide application in the summer edition of Acreage Living Newsletter.

June 24, 2015

We have all heard it from our children, “I need this item.” As a parent, you may or may not see it as a need – you may see it as a want.  One good strategy for dealing with children’s “wants” is to have them save some of their own money to purchase the item.

June 24, 2015

Adults often avoid talking about race with children, but young people notice similarities and differences among people. Parents shouldn’t be afraid to discuss the subject of race with their children -- even young ones, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

June 24, 2015

Three-hour workshops designed to assist landowners, farm tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements will be held in July and August.

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