County News

December 3, 2014

Farmers interested in expanding their distribution to local markets will benefit from a one-day training in January. 

December 2, 2014

The Madison County Fair Board and Madison County Extension are looking for a creative, energetic self-starter to work as the 2015 Madison County Fair/ISU Extension Summer Intern.

November 25, 2014

Participants say ’best thing’ for family

November 17, 2014

This workshop addresses the market development risks and relationships farmers and ranchers must manage as they scale up to market their product to restaurants, grocery stores, food service buyers and schools.

Topics to be covered include:
communications and relationship,building,packaging,labels,supply/delivery,post-harvest,handling for produce,grading,insurance,regulatory,marketing, and food safety overview,

November 14, 2014

Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.

September 19, 2014

According to a case study conducted at the Iowa State University Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm near Atlantic, Iowa, fuel savings of 20 percent or more can be achieved by using the "shift up, throttle back" technique.

August 29, 2014

The Agricultural Act of 2014 is important legislation. It provides farmland owners and operators the opportunity to make a one-time election of a commodity program for 2014 through 2018. 

Free Nutrition Classes
June 30, 2014

A class is starting in December.  This series is available to families with young children under age 10 and/or parents who are pregnant.

May 2, 2014

If you want to know what is going on in 4H, just take a look inside the newsletter.
The newsletter is put out every month from August -May, with a double issue during County and State Fair time.

March 13, 2014

Enrollment for 2014-15


December 19, 2014
New Report from Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll
December 19, 2014

Land value survey shows decrease in value of $773 per acre

December 19, 2014

Live, fresh-cut Christmas trees add life and vibrancy to any home at this time of year. But they do come with some issues which should be addressed for maximum enjoyment and safety.

December 19, 2014

Iowa Government Finance Initiative for City and County Governments

December 19, 2014

The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces its 2015 scholarship program for current or former 4-H members planning to attend college in the fall of 2015.

December 12, 2014

Trees and shrubs are not as active in winter, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored through the cold season. Winter brings food scarcity, which makes the home landscape a target for rabbits. Rabbits can severely damage trees and shrubs unless homeowners are proactive, which makes protecting them before winter arrives a major priority. 

December 12, 2014

Acreages in Iowa often include outbuildings where owners have no immediate plans for traditional agricultural use. Is there an opportunity to capture some revenue from renting those buildings to others? If so, what can be charged?

December 12, 2014

The heavy player in Iowa home energy use is your home heating system, and your biggest tool for saving heating energy is home insulation.  But beyond that major factor, there are other things you can do to curb your home energy diet.

December 12, 2014

A horse’s adaptation to cold weather is either acute (immediate) or chronic (long-term).The immediate response of a horse to a sudden change in temperature is to change its behavior. 

December 11, 2014

 Iowans who want to learn to make better investing decisions can register for “Smart Investing@Your Library.” Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering three free courses completely online, as well as face to face at some Iowa libraries.

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