County News

May 20, 2015

As the weather heats up and we leave cold behind us; flowers are blooming, and insects are OUT! It’s that time of year where we take additional precaution to protect the little ones from bites and stings.   As you know repellents are effective in preventing bites by mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, chiggers, and biting flies, but have virtually no effect on stinging insects such as bees, hornets, and wasps.

May 20, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach food safety specialists need help in acquiring samples of aronia berry jam and jelly for an upcoming ISU Extension and Outreach research project. Researchers are collecting jams and jellies for their project this summer through July 1, 2016. Their goal is help the FDA establish a standard of identity for aronia berry jams and jellies.

May 20, 2015

Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, August 10 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, near Ames. The annual event will begin at 1:30 p.m. and conclude with a social and dinner following the educational components. The Research Station is located at 55519 170th Street, north of Ames.

May 20, 2015

Herbicide Guide for 2015.

April 30, 2015

As the weather begins to warm up, wheat is beginning to grow at a faster pace.  Symptoms of some diseases also are beginning to appear or will likely be appearing soon.  Below are some diseases to look for right now.

April 17, 2015

The Aerial Applicator Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators is now available.

April 7, 2015

Parents and child care providers are invited to explore the wonder of nature and the benefits it offers infants and toddlers.

April 1, 2015

Montgomery County will offer a “Last Chance” Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for private pesticide applicators on Wednesday, April 15th at the Montgomery County Extension office in Red Oak, Iowa. This program is shown in cooperation with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

March 25, 2015

Child care providers are invited to a professional development day on Saturday, April 11at Waubonsie State Park near Hamburg.   The event starts at 8:00A with registration. Two workshops will be offered. 

March 24, 2015

Have you ever thought about growing beautiful orchids, but didn't think it would work?  Come learn tips on how you too can grow orchids!

March 23, 2015

During March 22-28, 2015, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will celebrate the land-grant mission of putting the university’s research and resources to work throughout the state of Iowa.

March 23, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Iowans will learn how to maximize their resources and share their extras during the 2015 Eco Family Project from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Registration is still open for the project, which began March 19 and runs through June 11.

March 19, 2015

STEM Kids! is a month of sessions held on Wednesday's for 4th and 5th graders to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math!

March 16, 2015

Choosing care for their children is one of the most important decisions parents will make, and it can be overwhelming. Understanding Iowa’s child care system and regulations can help parents make a child care decision that fits their family, says Kim Brantner, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 4, 2015

Montgomery County will offer the Certified Handlers Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

March 3, 2015

Examine real life choices about retirement plans in a new workshop, You had a plan, but... Some choices people face can make a retirement plan obsolete or diminish its capacity to provide adequate income.

February 27, 2015

Frost seeding, sometimes referred to as overseeding, is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to establish legumes in existing grass pastures.

February 23, 2015

Research tells us that spending time in nature has many positive benefits

February 19, 2015

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or intermittent basis.

February 18, 2015

Do you work with families? Do your clients need further information or referrals to services? If so, the Montgomery County Resource Directory can be a great tool.

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