County News

Pushing Hay
June 18, 2014

Join the fun! Ag Olympics will take place Wednesday, July 16th at 5:00 P.M. Find the registration form here!

clothing
June 18, 2014

Are you participating in this years Clothing Events? Find all the necessary paperwork for the 2014 Clothing Events here!

June 3, 2014

This summer the Keokuk County Extenison Office is offering many camps for grades K-7. Read this article for the registration sheet and more information about the camps! 

Summer Camps
May 8, 2014

Save your spot for your favorite camps today! We can’t wait for you to join us this summer!

Roses
April 15, 2014

Modern roses, such as hybrid teas, grandifloras and floribundas, are attractive additions to the home landscape. While roses are beautiful, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists say they do require good care.

January 24, 2014

AMES, Iowa — If planning for next year’s garden includes finding new plants for shady areas, consider the recommendations of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists while paging through and ordering from garden catalogs this winter. The horticulturists also answer questions that come to Hortline, Iowa State’s horticulture hotline. Reach Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing hortline@iastate.edu.

Corn
January 24, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, March 8 at theScheman Continuing Education Building, Iowa State Center, Ames. Designed for beginning crop scouts, the day-long course features workshops on crop growth and development; weed, disease and insect identification; non-pest crop injuries; and scouting methods and techniques.

January 24, 2014

Students at Sigourney and Tri-County schools celebrated the completion of their 9 week 4-H Ricochet program by planning a celebration, inviting members from their school and communities to showcase what they have learned through the Ricochet program.

Counties in Iowa
January 2, 2014

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,716 per acre, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2012, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. Values increased in 2013 for the fourth year in a row and achieved historic peaks.

January 2, 2014

Keokuk County Extension and Outreach hosted a  Scales and Tails winter animal science day camp on December 30 &31 at the Keokuk County Extension Office in Sigourney.

LEGO
January 2, 2014

For the second year in a row the Lego Studs will advance to the State FLL (First Lego League) competition at Iowa State University, College of Engineering.
 

4-H Project
January 2, 2014

The Keokuk County Youth Council, along with the Keokuk County Extension Staff held a Family Fun Awards Night on Saturday, November 23, at the Keokuk County Expo Fairgrounds.  The event was held to recognize 4-H’ers and 4-H leaders for their hard work throughout the year, as well as their years of service.

Calendar
October 24, 2013

The 12-month calendar celebrates the gift of trees and is filled with stunning photography, interesting facts and tips on planting and maintaining trees.

Health & Wellness
September 13, 2013

Check out this month's WOW newsletter!

Master Gardeners ISU
September 3, 2013

If you have an interest in gardening and would like to volunteer in your community, consider joining the Iowa Master Gardener program. Whether you are a long-term veteran of gardening or a novice, you will find this training very informative.

Engraved Brick
May 30, 2013

Order an engraved brick and see it displayed in front of the new Keokuk County Extension Office located at the Expo Fairgrounds!

Corn
May 6, 2013

The weather changes rapidly and unexpectedly in Iowa. We went from worrying about planting in dry soil to late planting in cold soil. Therefore, farmers and crop consultants are wondering about using starter fertilizer to speed up early corn growth and increase yield.

Camera
May 6, 2013

NEW for 2013-This 4H photography label will be used this year for ALL photography projects at county and state exhibition.

April 9, 2013

This is certainly been quite a change from last March and early April, and I wouldn’t expect to see corn planters going any time soon. Last year we had soil temperatures above 50F by now, but they have been mainly in the low to mid 40s the past few days.  We have been fortunate in SE Iowa to have gotten more rainfall than other parts of the state, and parts of the area are no longer considered to be in a drought according to the drought monitor http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/DM_state.htm?IA,MW.

January 10, 2013

Joining 4-H is easy anytime of the year We have a club for all youth in grades K-12 and many opportunities for adult volunteers.

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