County News

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 17, 2014

The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers is offering a comprehensive package of information to attendees next month.

December 17, 2014

An educational program sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and  Outreach for youth who want to learn more about beef production will be held Saturday, January 24 at the Ellsworth Community College Agriculture and Renewable Energy Center.

December 17, 2014

Twenty-one 4-H’ers were selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2014 National 4-H Congress on Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 in Atlanta, Ga. Two of which were from Madison County.

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.

December 11, 2014

The weather has grown colder, but that doesn’t mean Iowans should ignore their trees until spring. Quite the opposite, in fact. Winter is the best time to prune oak trees in Iowa.

December 5, 2014

To find an answer, ask a question. And then take time to listen. That is exactly what Iowa State University Extension and Outreach did in 2014, calling upon both potential constituents and long-time partners to gain their perspectives firsthand about how to best serve the needs of Iowans.

December 4, 2014

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to select and care for poinsettias for a perfect holiday display.

December 3, 2014

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

November 14, 2014

Three part series focuses on women’s influence on agriculture and food security.

November 14, 2014

 On Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m., Harris will present information on pollinators that have found habitat in perennial prairie plants within row crop fields.

November 14, 2014

Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host several cover crop workshops across Iowa in November.

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