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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Madison County

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County News

July 13, 2017

Iowa 4-H and the County Youth Coordinators will focus on Positive Youth Development. Staff will work with youth, volunteers and professionals to plan, implement and evaluate a progressive series of educational programs and experiences that work toward multiple life skill outcomes (Productive Citizens, Outstanding Communications, Effective Leaders, and Successful Learners). This position should empower youth to reach their full potential through Youth-Adult Partnerships and research-based experiences.

July 11, 2017

Ames, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms will host a cover crop, saturated buffer, soil health and more field day Tuesday, August 1st. The 6:00-8:30 p.m. field day will be held at Lee Tesdell’s farm, rural Slater.  The field day is free and open to the public and includes a complimentary meal.

beetles
July 7, 2017

This summer, Japanese beetles have made their presence known in many parts of Iowa, emerging in mid-June to eat the foliage, fruits and flowers of many different types of plants. It's common to find a horde of a dozen or more beetles at a time. That’s concerning, but how can foliage be protected?

May 22, 2017

Youth & adults are invited to learn critical food safety principles for preparing and serving in concession stands

May 22, 2017

Food safety certification course, offered in partnership with the National Restaurant Educational Foundation and the Iowa Restaurant Association.

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July 20, 2017 10:43 AM

A soil health and cover crop field day  event will be held at the John and Kristy Boettcher farm: 2208 130th Street, Spirit Lake, 5...

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