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County News

July 11, 2016

Farmers markets across Northwest Iowa are open for the season offering diverse selections of vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, eggs, honey, meat, crafts and other products. Recognizing the growing interest in fresh, locally-produced food, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach county offices in Northwest Iowa launched Flavors of Northwest Iowa, a regional food project to build a network of support for growers and consumers. Join us this season on the Local Food Road Show to meet local growers and learn how we’re working together to supply the region with locally-grown food.

July 7, 2016

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will affect production of all meat and dairy animals. 

Join us for a FREE educational session on the Veterinary Feed Directive. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for the new VFD requirements.

June 10, 2016

The 2016 Northwest Iowa Farmland Lease and Land Value Meetings have been scheduled. Each three-hour workshop will cover updated land value and cash rental rate surveys, types of farmland lease arrangements, how to determine fair fixed and flexible cash rents, family and landlord-tenant communication, and more. Call your local ISU Extension and Outreach office today to register! 

June 7, 2016

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program is hosting a summer webinar series. Attendees will discover the benefits of shade in landscaping, indicators of tree problems, and ways to identify and support native garden insects. The two-hour webinars are scheduled at the Sibley Public Library, 406 9th Street, Sibley, IA 51249.

April 4, 2016

Throughout the summer, Regional Food Coordinator and Horticulture Educator Margaret Murphy will be hosting a Garden to Table Series, with two vegetable-focused events in Rock Rapids and two herb-specific events in O'Brien County. Register for any or all of the events now!

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

4-H youth are trying robotics, game design and multimedia in Hyperstream, a STEM Scale-Up program. ISU Extension and Outreach offers Hyperstream tech clubs to engage young people and excite them about careers in STEM.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach News

July 22, 2016 02:00 PM

 The ISU Extension and Outreach dairy team has developed a series of budgets to help dairy producers understand their current...

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