County News

Red and Yellow Tulips
February 16, 2017

Winter 2017 has been unusually mild in Iowa, with daily high temperatures in the 50s and 60s and approaching record highs. This is good news for those who dislike snow and icy conditions, but it can confuse spring-flowering bulbs and lead to early growth.

ServSafe logo
February 15, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe® a food safety training for food service managers and workers. Registration now is required three weeks in advance of the class online.

Cooperative
February 15, 2017

The oldest active cooperative elevator in the United States sits in Marcus, a small town with just over 1,000 residents in northwest Iowa. Formed in 1887, the cooperative’s goal was to provide farmers a place to competively sell their grain.

Bulls in mud
February 14, 2017

Even with little winter snow cover to melt the forecast still looks muddy for cattle producers this spring.

Corn
February 13, 2017

Ethanol plants need to be especially cautious of moldy corn this spring due to a humid fall and excessive amounts of corn stored in outdoor piles.

Palmer amaranth plant
February 13, 2017

Workshops will be held in southeastern Iowa  for farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage Palmer amaranth, a weed new to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture.

February 9, 2017

Winter weather still rules Iowa’s landscape these days, but spring isn’t far off on the horizon. It’s time to think about spring flowers and getting a head start by starting tubers indoors. It’s an excellent way to get plants growing even ahead of the final frost. 

Palmer Amaranth plant
February 9, 2017

Palmer amaranth, a new weed to Iowa and a serious threat to production agriculture, has now been discovered in at least 48 counties. Farmers, farmer advisers and others interested in learning how to identify and manage this new threat may attend a workshop at several eastern Iowa locations.

Two farmers talking
February 2, 2017

The next gathering of the Young Farmer Group will be held Monday, February 6, at the Washington County Extension Office.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm with a light meal and will meet until 7:30 pm. There is no charge to attend. 

ServSafe logo
January 25, 2017

Burlington, IA – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe® a food safety training for food service managers and workers. Registration now is required three weeks in advance of the class online at http://goo.gl/XDYuQe Sign up by February 1 for the next class.

January 23, 2017

Lee County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

46th Annual Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Logo
January 19, 2017

Come visit the over 100 exhibitor displays and exhibits! Attend educational presentations by the following nationally recognized speakers. Also, make plans to join us Friday afternoon (Jan 27th) for the KIIC Farm Show. 

Eggs in a carton
January 19, 2017

Mark your calendars for our Local Food Winter Workshop coming up on February 18th at Southeastern Community CollegeThere will be sessions on a variety of topics, for beginning farmers and for those who are looking to scale up production. Registration cost is $20, and it includes a locally sourced lunch.

January 18, 2017

Henry County Master Gardeners present the 11th Annual Spring Symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 4th at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant. The event is open to all gardeners and offers something for everyone!

January 11, 2017

Council members Judy Walrath and Mary Weisinger were recognized for their outstanding effort and service as members of the Lee County Extension Council in December.

January 11, 2017

Lee County Extension will be hosting a Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course on February 24, 2017 at 1:30 PM. It will be held at the Lee County Fairgrounds in the Learning Center. For more information please call 319-835-5116.

January 9, 2017

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification.  The Lee County workshop will be offered on 2/9/2017 at 1:30 PM in Donnellson at the Pilot Grove Community Room. 

December 20, 2016

Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

November 2, 2016

Candidates on this year’s ballot include: Tricia Knipper of Donnellson, Chris Lindner of Keokuk, Tina Loges of Farmington, Dave Lowenberg of West Point, and Brad Vandenberg of Donnellson.

October 14, 2016

On Thursday, October 13, 234 students from Keokuk Community Schools, St. Vincent’s Catholic School, and Central Lee Community Schools gathered for the opportunity to learn about and pet farm animals, climb up in tractors, and experience some of the tools and agricultural science farmers use to feed the world.

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