County News

January 30, 2015

See the February Edition of Field and Feedlot

January 6, 2015

Region 5 counties are planning this joint adventure!  Plan to attend this trip to Mt. Crescent in Crescent, Iowa on February 21 from 8:30am-4:30pm.  Any 4th-12th grader can join us!

December 29, 2014

How can Master Gardeners support local food systems?

December 29, 2014

FSQA training is required for any member that plans on showing a meat animal at any 4-H show.

December 8, 2014

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

November 18, 2014

The 2014-1015 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Dates have been released.  

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.

August 11, 2014

Getting ready for school in the fall used to mean buying new clothes, some basic school supplies and maybe a new backpack. Today a new cell phone often is at the top of the back-to-school list, but do kids really need cell phones? Family life specialists discuss the issue this month in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 7, 2014

16-week on-line course on "Transitioning to Organic Agriculture"  beginning on Tuesday, August 26, from 6 to 9 PM, and every Tuesday night through December 2. The cost is $50/person for all 16 sessions.

July 3, 2014

Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond? Family life specialists offer suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 9, 2014

The world’s most widely used weed killer is not responsible for perpetuating Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans, research shows.

April 25, 2014

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This is the first decrease shown by the annual survey since 1999, according to William Edwards, retired extension economist who directs the survey.

April 23, 2014

The 2014 Cash Rental Rate Survey is now available.  This publication is the results of a survey of farmers, land owners, and professional farm managers.   

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