Local Highlights

November 19, 2015

The county youth coordinator serves as a representative of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Council providing leadership, delivery, and management for many aspects of the 4-H program serving youth of Sioux County. The ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Council exists to provide effective program leadership and financial oversight for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County District.To be considered for first review, submit cover letter and resume by Friday, Dec. 23, 2015. Subsequent applications received after that date will be reviewed upon submission. Position is open until filled. Click for more details and how to apply.

November 9, 2015

LE MARS - The Northwest Iowa Young Farmer group with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be gathering on Monday, Dec. 14 starting at 2 p.m. in Orange City at the Extension and Outreach office located at 400 Central Ave. NE, Suite 700. There is no cost to attend but participants are asked to preregister by Dec. 9 by contacting Janelle Johnson at the ISU Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County at 712-546-7835 or

November 3, 2015

Attend any session that fits your schedule. The fee for this program is $20. You need to preregister for CIC sessions in our county. See full details here.

Emeral Ash Borer
April 1, 2015

In response to growing interest in learning about the Emeral Ash Borer, vist Extension and Outreach's website dedicated to Emerald Ash Borer which is regularly updated with new items -

February 2, 2012

Clippings is a weekly newsletter from ISU Extension and Outreach featuring research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists serving Northwest Iowa. 

Statewide Resources

  • Entryway to crop production, soil and nutrient management, weed management, and ag weather information.

  • Information that protects and enhances the economic value of Iowa’s agriculture and horticulture, by educating growers and the general public about plant diseases and science.

  • Insecticide evaluation reports and information on specific pests of economic significance to Iowa crop production.

  • Your source for comprehensive crop production news and information from Iowa State University specialists and agronomists.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

  • Providing direct, unbiased comparisons of corn hybrids and soybean varieties, in a number of different environments.

  • The Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects and weeds from the field, garden, and home.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

  • Knowledge and information that improves the efficiency of traditional commodity grain markets and assists emerging markets for user-specific grains.

  • Daily 4” soil temperatures for Iowa counties to assist with crop management decisions and nutrient applications.

  • Educating producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in organic agriculture both on-farm and at Iowa State University.

  • Information on Pesticide Applicator Training, Integrated Pest Management, and related environmental programs.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Find resources on soil nutrients, nutrient management, soil sampling and testing, interpretations and recommendations.

  • The Iowa Soil and Land Use site provides data related to the agricultural and non-agricultural uses of Iowa land to help you determine the right use for your soil.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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