County News

April 28, 2016

Check out the May 2016 newsletter!

April 12, 2016

Need help with your livestock entry?  See the help sheet HERE!

March 22, 2016

Calling all Farmers and Producers!!!  Before you head to the field to start your Spring Planting, stop by and see the wonderful ladies at the Plymouth County FSA office.  The 2016 signup for the ARC/PLC Farm Program is underway.

March 3, 2016

See the 2016 Custom Rate Survey HERE!

January 8, 2016

Words on Wellness (WOW) is a nutrition and families newsletter developed by Iowa State Unversity Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists. 

October 28, 2015

See the 2015-2016 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Schedule

September 9, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County and USDA Rural Development partnered to offer a Solar Energy Conference on September 2, 2015, at the Le Mars Convention Center.

August 31, 2015

Dennis Baldwin of Plymouth County was inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23. Inductees from counties across the state were recognized for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage and honored at a reception that followed the ceremony.

May 22, 2015

Are you creating a 4-H exhibit or project for display at the fair?

May 12, 2015

Please click HERE for frosted field photo summary from 2014

May 11, 2015

Minimize food safety risks at Farmers Markets through free online courses

April 22, 2015

Many areas in Iowa experienced record or near record temperatures in early April 1997. Those cold temperatures have prompted questions on the edibility and use of rhubarb. Answers to those and several other rhubarb related health questions are presented below.

February 4, 2015

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means, of course, flowers. Many people will give or receive beautiful flowers on Feb. 14, and while the thought is wonderful and they’re lovely to receive, what happens on Feb. 15 and beyond?

December 8, 2014

Slides from the December 3rd Farm Bill Meeting : Farm Bill 2014 and your ARC-PLC Decisions

October 14, 2014

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers. Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator.

September 23, 2014

With a famous NFL player facing child abuse charges, the debate on using corporal punishment on children has been brought to the forefront.

September 8, 2014

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

August 19, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

August 19, 2014

Considering the high cost of health insurance, farm families should become familiar with changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists in family finance discuss the implications for farm families in the August issue of Ag Decision Maker.

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