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Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

County News

August 17, 2014

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in growing flowers, vegetables, fruits, shrubs, trees and lawns. Fall training begins Sept. 9 at the Lyon County Extension in Rock Rapids. Details here.

August 7, 2014

Powerpoint slide handouts for attendees at a Farmland Leasing Meeting.

July 16, 2014

Northwest Iowa residents who want to start investing in their future should register for "Smart investing@your library" at the Sheldon Public Library located at 8342 NICC Drive in Sheldon. Register now to attend the kick-off meeting on Monday, Aug. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m.

July 7, 2014

Can't make it to the Extension Office, check out the forms now available online.

July 3, 2014

The Iowa Master Gardener program and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach are once again offering a series of summer garden webinars for the general public. Trees are one of the most valuable components of home landscapes. Because weather patterns over the past couple of years have taken a toll on landscape trees, and because the Emerald Ash Borer is advancing across the state, the theme for the 2014 summer webinars is “Totally Trees”.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

July 22, 2014 10:19 AM

As the temperature and humidity level rise outside, pork producers need to address animal comfort indoors, according to the Iowa Pork...

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