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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Lyon County

Lyon County is located in the far Northwest corner of Iowa, with many unique cooperative working relationships with bordering South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
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County News

August 22, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a Money Talk series at the Frontier Bank basement meeting room (301 First Ave., Rock Rapids) for five consecutive Mondays beginning September 26. The primary goal of the program is to help men and women understand financial management and create a better financial standing for retirement. A meal will be provided from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. with the program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Participation in the program is open to the public. 

August 18, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach celebrated the finale of its summer Growing in the Garden camp on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Lyon County’s Growing in the Garden camp took place every Wednesday morning for 10 weeks during the summer. Twenty-one first through third grade students participated in this summer’s gardening camp at the ISU Research and Demonstration Garden at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.

August 1, 2016

Clippings now includes more diverse topics that go beyond horticulture, though horticulture will still be an occasional and timely topic. The column will remain focused on research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists.

July 7, 2016

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will affect production of all meat and dairy animals. 

Join us for a FREE educational session on the Veterinary Feed Directive. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for the new VFD requirements.

March 1, 2016

     The 4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) program will again be in place for the current 4-H year. FSQA stands for Food Safety Quality Assurance. This program helps 4-H producers understand their role in producing food, and help them make wise, ethical decisions related to food production. If you exhibit the following livestock are required to be FSQA certified: Beef, Bottle/Bucket Calf, Dairy, Goat, Swine, Sheep, Rabbit (if it is not a pet project), and Poultry. You MUST become FSQA certified to exhibit your animals at the County Fair and/or Iowa State Fair.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

August 29, 2016 09:34 AM

Iowa Learning Farms and partners will host a soil health and cover crop field day at Black Hawk Lake in Lake View on Thursday, Sept. 15...

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