County News

June 26, 2015
NEXT SERIES! JULY 6 in HULL!

A three-part webinar series this June, July, and August. Learn about different specialty gardens including herb gardens, xeric gardens, gardens with water features and gardens for attracting pollinators!
 

June 23, 2015

ISU and the USDA has compiled many resources to help keep you informed and birds safe. Eggs and poultry are safe to eat, stresses Iowa State University food safety specialists. Find answers about the human side of avian flu.

Farmland Leasing and Land Value Northwest Iowa
June 19, 2015

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented. In some Iowa locations, as much as 70 percent of the land is farmed by farmers who don’t own the land. In Northwest Iowa, the result is many conversations and negotiations between farmland owners and producer-tenants to determine what makes sense for farmland leases and cash rental rates. Workshops will be held across northwest Iowa counties starting July 23 through July 31. Details and registration forms here.

June 1, 2015

A 4-H newsletter of timely topics for 4-Hers, leaders, parents and supporters in Lyon County - written by Jill Postma, County Youth Coordinator.

May 7, 2015

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

May 5, 2015

Passionate about gardening and volunteering? Become a Master Gardener! Participate in the Master Gardener Core Training. Lyon County office holding Master Gardener Core Training in Fall 2015.

Emeral Ash Borer
April 1, 2015

In response to growing interest in learning about the Emeral Ash Borer, vist Extension and Outreach's website dedicated to Emerald Ash Borer which is regularly updated with new items - www.extension.iastate.edu/psep/EmeraldAshBorer.html

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.

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.

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.

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