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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Jones County

The Jones County Extension Office welcomes you to our website! We offer a variety of services to to help you with your needs. We provide research based information and education on public issues, food and nutrition, health, financial management, agriculture, environment, family relationships and youth development to improve the quality of life in your community.

The Great Jones County Fair  July 19 - 23, 2017

Iowa State Fair Livestock Entry Helpsheet http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/4h/Fair%20Entry%20Help%20Sheet%202017.pdf

 

 

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June 20, 2017

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2017 Great Jones County Fair Book (4-H Pages)

June 14, 2017

Check out the Jones County 4-H/FFA Animal  Bulletin Board for upcoming activities and events, important information, forms, schedules and much more. See information below for 4honline, FSQA, county and State Fair information ** Deadlines and Dates

June 13, 2017

Iowa State Extension beef veterinarian Grant Dewell has this reminder for beef producers to prepare for extreme heat conditions.

AMES, Iowa –- Summer is here and the temperatures are starting to increase. After a cool spring that may feel good to some, but many cattle that have not adapted to warmer weather still have remnants of a winter hair coat. To those animals, the increasing temperature will be an unwelcome change.

Temperatures are expected to reach mid- to upper 90’s across Iowa on Saturday and Sunday. Although cattle should be able to tolerate this heat, it's a good reminder that more is yet to come and a cool spring may turn to a hot dry summer.

This early heat event is a good opportunity to make sure that your mitigation strategies will be functional for the rest of the summer. The Iowa Beef Center website has information and details on proper heat abatement strategies such as shade and sprinklers.

Also, pay close attention to cattle this weekend as the rapid change in temperature may catch some at-risk cattle (cattle at end of feeding period, cattle with previous respiratory disease and cattle that have not shed out) dealing with excessive heat stress.

Check out these additional resources:
Heat Stress in Beef Cattle 4-page publication by Dewell, available as free download
USDA ARS 7-day heat stress forecast
USDA smartphone app provides forecasts of weather conditions that can trigger heat stress in cattle. Free download from Google Play (Android) and the App Store (Apple devices)

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The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Contact:
Grant Dewell, ISU Extension beef veterinarian 515-294-2822, gdewell@iastate.edu  

June 13, 2017

Join us for the Agriculture Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels - July 7th, gates open at 5:30 pm, game time is 6:35 pm. Discounted tickets are available $8.00 per person by ordering online, the link for the tickets http://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=200959&promocode=agric....    Join ISU Extension & Outreach for a night of fun. Cedar Rapids Kernels are playing Peoria Chiefs.

June 6, 2017

Tours being at 1 pm.  Open to the public with no registration necessary.  Contact Myron Rees at mrees@iastate.edu for more information.  

 

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