County News

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 is open NOW!


September 26, 2014

As fall arrives and the leaves begin to change, we are reminded that it won’t be long until the first frost hits and winter arrives. We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. 

September 26, 2014

With a famous NFL player facing child abuse charges, the debate on using corporal punishment on children has been brought to the forefront.

September 19, 2014

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 program. Eligible communities are those with populations of fewer than 10,000 residents, existing transportation-related issues and a committee of volunteers willing to dedicate their time and talent to the visioning process.

September 16, 2014

Now is also a good time to walk soybean and corn fields to determine the condition of the crops and look for signs of potential problems.

September 12, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Tom Isenhart with Iowa State University Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. He'll discuss the question, “Do we know enough about stream bank erosion to mitigate damage to stream ecosystems?” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m.

September 2, 2014

If you are wondering how to do that or have other issues or concerns, plan to attend our Fall Leader Meeting on Thur. , Sept. 18th at the Madison County Extension Office be-ginning at 6:00 PM.

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. 

August 11, 2014

Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits  by attending a new 4-H Judges Training

Master Gardener
August 11, 2014

Down to Earth is a regular feature of our website showcasing articles by Madison County Master Gardeners. Current articles:  Garden Redux  and What the Land Is Telling Us

New Master Gardner Training
July 9, 2014
Become a Master Gardener and join the fun! 
Free Nutrition Classes
June 30, 2014

Parents, Please come join us for Free Nutrition Classes

February 10, 2014

If you are ready for something new, consider "gardening up"!

January 31, 2014

Check Iowa hay prices around the area.

Words on Wellness
January 28, 2014

“Words on Wellness' is a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.
September newsletter highlights:  Cleanse Diets: How to Protect Yourself from Fad Diets;   Get Moving at Work;  Ice Cold Facts and a chicken fajitas recipe.

Family Nutrition Program
January 28, 2014

Family Nutrition Program is for families with children under age 10 or pregnant. Eight to 10 lessons include tips on eating nutritiously on a budget. Call 515-462-1001 for home visits or upcoming group series.

July 19, 2013

The Iowa Master Gardener program is once again offering a series of summer garden webinars to be hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  Because weather patterns over the past couple of years have moved rapidly between drought and flood, the theme of the 2013 series is ‘Moisture Extremes in the Landscape’.

May 3, 2012

USDA Rural Development and other lending agencies require first-time homebuyers to complete education from a certified provider to qualify for the agency’s rural housing loans. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers an online course, A Place

March 23, 2011
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