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County News

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.   

April 22, 2014

The deadline to have your livestock projects identified is May 15th at 11:59pm.  Those animals that need to be identified by this deadline include: Breeding Calf, Horse, Dog, Goat, Dairy Cow, Yearling Ewes and Swine.  All rabbits must be identified by July 1st.  For assistance identifying your amimals on 4H Online, please see the Tip Sheet!

April 21, 2014

Chrysanthemums are photoperiodic, meaning they bloom in response to day length. As short-day plants, mums bloom in response to short days and long nights. There is a differece between garden mums and florist mums, those sold by retailers throughout the year. Garden mums are more cold hardy and have a shorter dark period requirement, resulting in most cultivars blooming in early fall in Iowa. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing and caring for garden mums. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at or 515-294-3108.

April 16, 2014

Looking to add a little character to your barn. Barn quilts are becoming the lastest barn craze in Plymouth County. The barn quilts not only add to your interest but also the interest of people driving by your barn.

April 15, 2014

The NEW website is up and running and the Facebook page has been updated as well!


Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

The Iowa Senate has launched the centennial celebration of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System. Representatives from ISU Extension and Outreach took part in the event at the Iowa Capitol. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

April 24, 2014 01:19 PM

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased moderately in 2014 according to results from a survey carried out by Iowa State University...

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