County News

Potatoes
March 6, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has partnered with Practical Farmers of Iowa and the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association to host two producer meet-ups this spring. Salt Fork Kitchen in Solon and Harevestvill Farm's in Donnellson will be hosting these meet-ups. 

Hostas
March 27, 2017

Spring is here, and hostas are a popular part of outdoor landscaping plans. They are easy to grow, but certain steps in planting and dividing them must be followed in order to ensure optimal performance, including watering and pest control.

March 23, 2017

Five 4-H youth have been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Conference March 25-30 in Washington, D.C.

 

March 21, 2017

Agriculture is more than a way of life in Iowa. 85 percent of the state’s land is used for agriculture, with its products accounting for approximately 25 percent of Iowa’s economy.

Hops plant
March 16, 2017

 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of sustainable hop production workshops during 2017 aimed at helping those interested in growing the plant learn more about its production.

yard
March 16, 2017

 With spring just around the corner it will soon be time to begin working in the yard. Mowing features prominently into any yard maintenance plan, with many cool-season turfgrasses showing their greatest period of growth from March to May.

Soil
March 16, 2017

Although snow is on the ground in much of Iowa, spring is upon us. It’s time to think about planting gardens, but before that happens, proper care must be taken to ensure the soil is ready for growth. That means fertilizing soil, testing it and, perhaps, applying materials like lime.

March 14, 2017

 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Agronomy in the Field for Women will be held this spring across Iowa. The program is in its third year bringing together women landowners, farmers and ag retailers to learn about Iowa crop production.

Hort and Home News Website
March 14, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has relaunched its Horticulture and Home Pest News website, providing a one-stop location for yard and garden information.

Caregiver helping a woman in wheelchair
March 13, 2017

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself. Six ninety-minute class sessions held once a week are led by certified, experienced class leaders. 

March 9, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach Women in Ag offers forum for women interested in learning how to manage the current trends in grain marketing

Silage production
March 9, 2017

Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University is working on a project to characterize how Iowa producers produce and use silage and earlage for cattle feed. 

Potato Plant
March 9, 2017

Spring planting season is upon us, and it’s time to think about how gardens will be populated with vegetables to yield a bountiful harvest later in the year. All vegetables have an optimal planting time that helps them properly mature and maximize their potential. How do those times shake out?

basket of vegetables
March 8, 2017

The Southeast Iowa Regional Coalition for Lifestyle Enhancement (SIRCLE) is sponsoring the 11th annual Healthy Lifestyles Conference on April 19th from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Comfort Suites in Burlington.

Women in Agriculture 2017 Conference Logo
March 7, 2017

The date has been set for the first Women in Agriculture Conference to be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds on March 25, 2017.  The event is being hosted by Washington County Extension and Outreach along with the Washington Women in Agriculture Advisory Board. The conference is geared towards giving women of all ages the tools to cultivate, plant, and grow in their chosen agricultural field. 

March 6, 2017
The Nonprofit Management Academy will hold a course on Nonprofit Management: Volunteer Supervision on Tuesday, March 14 in Keokuk, Iowa. Sue Prochazka of the United Way of the Great River Region Volunteer Center will teach the course. The location of the course has changed and will now be held in the Round Room of the Keokuk Public Library.  
High Tunnel Garden
March 6, 2017

Challenges and new opportunities in high tunnels to be explored during three meetings.

Map of Iowa
March 6, 2017

Starting in March, four Iowa State University Extension and Outreach community development specialists are doing a “tourism blitz” throughout the state of Iowa.

Vegetables
March 6, 2017

A home garden provides fresh produce that family, friends and neighbors can enjoy throughout the growing season. Inevitably, there will be excess produce harvested, providing an easy way to make an impact on a community.

March 6, 2017

Money often plays a role when people are trying to reach their goals or deal with difficult issues in their lives, notes Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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