County News

December 15, 2016

The Monroe County 4-H and FFA Beef Weigh-in is
Saturday, December 31th, 2016
at the MonroeCounty Fairgrounds
Hwy 5 Albia, IA

November 9, 2016

As the holidays approach, we are all thinking about spending time with family and enjoying delicious food.  During this time, it is also important to consider the importance of keeping food safe to eat so our family and friends stay healthy during the holidays.

November 2, 2016

Are you interested in becoming a Beekeeper? Classes will be offered at the Monroe County Extension Office.

November 1, 2016

The Winter 4-H Newsletter is now ready for you to download and read

August 9, 2016

Click here for a copy of the 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey or stop by the Monroe County Extension Office at 219 B Ave West, Albia or call 641-932-5612.

August 9, 2016

The cash rental rate information presented in the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2016 Survey is the result of a survey of farmers, landowners, lenders, real estate brokers, and professional farm managers.

August 9, 2016

As we get ready to start a new school year, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed in school. The Dare to Excel monthly newsletters have tips for creating a home environment that promotes learning on several topics.

June 27, 2016

Again this year  our County Clothing and Communication  Event will be the second Tuesday  in July.

June 22, 2016

With the recent events in Orlando Florida, children could be exposed to media and adult conversations that would cause emotions difficult for them to deal with.  The publication, Talking to Children about Terrorism, will help parents and other adults talk with their children about what they are feeling.

June 14, 2016

Grandparents have more gifts to share than those that cost money.  Learn more about these gifts in this article.

March 2, 2016

 Older Iowans have access to online videos on nutrition, physical activity and food safety on the Mid Life and Beyond web site.

January 5, 2016

·With the new year upon us, many folks make resolutions to improve their finances.  And even those who don’t make resolutions find themselves assessing their financial situations as they receive year-end account statements, tax documents and holiday bills.  It’s a perfect time to take the on-line independent study resource, “Take Control of Your Money.”

December 7, 2015

 At any time in your career you can take steps to create an economically successful retirement. Retirement: Secure Your Future is an ISUEO publication series designed to help. 

November 25, 2015

The holidays are just around the corner, and for siblings and parents that may mean dealing with a very common behavior-- sibling fights, says Joy Rouse, Human Sciences Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 24, 2015

Its here the 2015-2016 Monroe County 4-H Program Directory!

November 12, 2015

It's anhydrous ammonia season.  Soil temperatures haved dropped below 50 degrees F making conditions favorable for making fall anyhdrous ammonia nitrogen applicatons.


October 29, 2015

Do you help take care of an older family memeber or friend?  If so, you are not along.  Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast arrary of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis.  You will want to learn more about the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program.

October 7, 2015

 Parents want to protect their children, but it’s challenging. Youth need skills to help them resist the peer pressure that leads to risky behaviors.  This program provides support for parents and youth.

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