County News

May 20, 2015

 

If May is Beef Month, June should be Grazing Month, especially in NE Iowa!  I knew June was busy but it didn’t hit me just HOW busy until I started putting together this letter.  I hope you can join us for several of these outstanding beef and grazing opportunities. 

May 18, 2015

We are so pleased that you would like to be a part of the 16th Annual Great Jones County Fair Queen Contest. Our goal is for you to learn life lessons, make new friends, be creative, confident, original and most of all - have a great time. Applications are available (see link) or pick up a copy at the fair office. Deadline is June 8th.

May 7, 2015

The cash rental rate information presented in this publication is from a survey of farmers, land-owners, agricultural lenders and professional farm managers. They supplied information based on their best judgements about typical cash rental rates for high, medium and low quality cropland in their counties, as well as for land devoted to production of hay, oats and pasture. The rental rates summarized in this publication do not include the value of any buildings or storage structures.

April 29, 2015

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Jones County is offering Summer Science Discovery Camp for kids in grades K-5. This year's theme "A World in Motion" .  Cost is $30 per camper. Registration deadline is May 15th, 2015.

March 26, 2015

Are you ready for any amazing fun-filled weekend. Pack your bags an join us at Pictured Rocks Camp - June 5 - 7!

Camp is three days and two nights of fun-filled activities. Junior camp is for 4-H members (4th - 6th graders) Register to reserve your spot.

February 15, 2015

The Animal Science Roundup held in conjunction with the State 4-H & Youth Conference in Ames, June 30th thru July 2nd has a new online only registration process. Only 20 applicants per specie (Beef, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Sheep, Swine) will be accepted. Registration deadline is March 1, 2015. Youth not chosen to participate in the Animal Science Roundup can still participate in the State Youth Conference.

Limited to 20 participants per species so register HERE NOW! See the flyer for complete details.

January 9, 2015

Holly Hall has been hired as the new Jones County Extension Director for Jones County ISU Extension and Outreach, office located at 800 N Maple Street in Monticello, according to Lisa Rickels, Extension Council Chair. Holly Hall began her duties on Monday, January 5th , 2015 and will replace current Director, Joe Yedlik when he retires at the end of January.

February 20, 2014

Joy Adams from Monticello, Iowa was bless with two cornea transplants at the University of Iowa in 2008. She is forever grateful! In gratitude for receiving the Gift of Sight twice, Joy wanted to honor both of her cornea donors and also thank the Iowa lions Eye Bank, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Lions Clubs of Iowa in a very special way.  Within her acres of magnificent hosta gardens, she developed and grew a unique seedling hosta plant which was then selected, named and nationally registered with the American Hosta Society as Host 'Gift of Sight' .

June 4, 2010

Official Newsletter of the Master Gardeners of Jones County

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