County News

April 2, 2015

In recent years most of us have become aware of a decline in the numbers of monarchs we see.  In North America we have seen dramatic decline in monarch numbers year after year.  Freak weather patterns have killed millions of them, but these natural disasters are not the only challenges the butterflies face.  A nationwide shortage of milkweed – their ONLY larval food source – has many caterpillars starving.  The widespread application of herbicides and pesticides, over millions of acres, blankets the monarch’s main migratory paths.  Now YOU can do something to help!!!

July 3, 2014

Sadly, by the time home owners notice tree problems it is often too late.  Marion County Extension has resources to help in the diagnosis.

October 23, 2013

“My friend is having a party at her house. Can I go?” This question may strike fear in a parent’s heart. But with some forethought and planning, a party of teen friends can be a fun and safe event, says Joy Rouse, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 13, 2013

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February 19, 2013

If you are in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade, come join the Marion County Youth Council for a night of fun!

November 20, 2012

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October 20, 2008

Find out more about Country of Origin Labeling!

May 8, 2008

Premise ID is a key to animal disease traceability. Apply for Your Premise ID Number

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