County News

March 31, 2015

Register now for the 4-H Multi-County Livestock Workshop and last chance FSQA - May 28, 6 - 8 p.m.

March 3, 2015

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is here to help by providing Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Get the tools you need to take care of yourself duringsix sessions held at the ISU Extension and Outreach O’Brien County conference room starting Fall of 2015. Sessions run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The O’Brien County extension office is located at 340 2nd St. SE in Primghar.

January 6, 2015

Lyon County Extension will reshow both the Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs on the second Thursday of each month, beginning March 13, 2014, for those that were unable to attend a workshop. If you need to schedule a reshow at any other

December 22, 2014

A newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestye for Iowans. In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research based information about nutrition, exercise, food safety and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.

September 17, 2014

Clover Kids is an Iowa Youth Development Program. Iowa State University Extension & Outreach of Lyon County provides Clover Kids to 2nd and 3rd graders. This program is separate from the 4-H club program and is for pre-4-H age kids to DISCOVER  4-H!

What can youth expect to do in Clover Kids?
· Explore science, technology, healthy living, citizenship, leadership, communication, and the arts
· Strengthen motor skills through a variety of experiments and crafts
· Have fun learning and playing cooperative games
· Make friends and learn to work positively in a group setting
· Particpate in the Lyon County Fair in July

Clover Kids is offered once a month, November 2014 – May 2015

August 28, 2014

Currently, there are various ways dairy and beef producers handle manure. If you are interested in learning how others do it, please join us for one of the following tours in NW Iowa:

January 17, 2014

Iowa State University (ISU) researchers have received new funding to evaluate an intergenerational exercise program for older adults in rural Iowa counties, including Osceola and Lyon County. Dates and locations here.

December 26, 2013

A crop newsletter of timely topics for farmers, ag producers and others in Northwest Iowa - written by Joel DeJong, Field Agronomist.

Photo of produce in bins
December 4, 2013

Northwest Iowa - Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

Field & Feedlot
November 27, 2013

A newsletter of timely topics for farmers, ag producers and others in Northwest Iowa - written by Agriculture Program Specialists serving Northwest Iowa.

December 29, 2014

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.

December 8, 2014

A newsletter of timely topics for farmers, ag producers and others in Northwest Iowa - written by Agriculture Program Specialists serving Northwest Iowa.

October 7, 2014

A crop newsletter of timely topics for farmers, ag producers and others in Northwest Iowa - written by Joel DeJong, Field Agronomist.

August 28, 2014

Currently, there are various ways dairy and beef producers handle manure.  If you are interested in learning how others do it, please join us for one of the following tours in NW Iowa:

Bankruptcy
May 25, 2014

 Individuals filing for personal bankruptcy can turn to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for the education that is required during the bankruptcy process. “Financial Success: Recovery after Bankruptcy” is available through the national eXtension website, www.extension.org, at a cost of $20 per person.

December 27, 2013

A newsletter of timely topics for farmers, ag producers and others in Northwest Iowa - written by Agriculture Program Specialists serving Northwest Iowa.

December 27, 2013

Starting in November, We are changing Clippings to include 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.
Previously, A horticulture article of timely topics for anyone interested in horticulture in Northwest Iowa - written by Margaret Murphy, Horticulture Educator and others.

Credit Report Checklist
May 10, 2013

When is the last time you checked your credit report? Do you know you can check your credit rating for FREE?. Did you know, a Federal Trade Commision Study found that  5% of consumers had errors on ther credit reports? 

Kirsten Nelson
April 3, 2013

Congratulations to Kirsten Nelson from Lyon County completing her one-year internship to become a certified Master Gardener.

Margaret Murphy, Horticulture Educator
December 27, 2012

A horticulture article of timely topics for anyone interested in horticulture in Northwest Iowa - written by Margaret Murphy, Horticulture Educator and others.

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