County News

September 22, 2016

Recent heavy rains are causing repeated flooding of some areas of Iowa. These resources, compiled here by ISU Extension and Outreach, answer questions about health and safety and give guidance to clean up.

September 21, 2016

Families with land in 13 northern Iowa counties shared their family stories at the Iowa Land Grant Legacy celebration at the Clay County Fair Sept. 16. These families are the first in Iowa to know of their connection to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy – a project initiated by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 20, 2016

Sept.18-24 is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wants farmers to focus their attention on potential slips and falls, which can be linked to serious injuries.

September 13, 2016

Palmer amaranth has now been confirmed in more than 28 counties in Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host four meetings in the next two weeks focusing on identification, biology and management of Palmer amaranth in conservation plantings and row crop conditions.

September 12, 2016

Fall is the right time to plant, dig and divide lilies for optimal performance in spring. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists explain what to do now to help lilies reach their full potential.

September 12, 2016

The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week will be held Sept. 18-24 in conjunction with the National Farm Safety and Health Week. This year’s theme is “Farm Safety…A Legacy to be Proud Of."

September 9, 2016

One of the oldest regional cooperative efforts of land-grant universities in the United States, MidWest Plan Service (MWPS) continues to provide research-based, peer-reviewed and unbiased publications that supports the outreach mission of Iowa State University.

September 8, 2016

Tulips are a welcome part of the spring landscape, but to enjoy their benefits in warm weather, work must be done during fall to maximize their potential.

September 7, 2016

Teenagers may view getting a job simply as a way to earn money, and that’s a valid reason to work. However, employment may bring additional benefits to teens and perhaps a few concerns for their parents, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 6, 2016

While flowering plants have a limited growing season outdoors, the 2017 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar showcases plants that can keep a home bright and beautiful throughout the year.

September 6, 2016

In an effort to protect human and animal health from the rise of antibiotic resistance, the Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines that will regulate medically important antibiotic use in animal feed.

September 2, 2016

Results of the Iowa DNR annual August Roadside Survey showed little change in gamebird populations from last year. Previous results have shown population declines in most years of the survey’s 55-year history.

September 2, 2016

Enjoy a day of fun-filled, mind blowing "STEM-ulating" and "Art-tastic" activities designed for youth in 4th - 8th grade to address the Iowa Governor's STEM initiative!
Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa
You must register to attend this FREE Event!

Register here

September 2, 2016

Media, parents and child care providers play an important role in forming money habits in children. So give those preschoolers some pennies and start talking about money! That’s the advice of Sandra McKinnon, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 31, 2016

Fall is almost here, and one of the best parts of the season is the apple harvest. Apples are a delicious, fun part of autumn, but care must be taken with harvest time, storage and potential blotches.

August 31, 2016

Gain tools and resources to help others define their financial goals, use credit wisely, manage debt effectively and access appropriate community resources with the “Your Money, Your Goals” toolkit from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on Wednesdays, October 5 and October 12 from 9:30 AM-3:00PM at the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, 23 East 7th Street, Spencer, IA.

August 31, 2016

Every year millions of people attend the 105 Iowa county fairs and the Iowa State Fair and tell their friends about the great time they had. Maybe it was their first encounter with livestock, riding the Merri-GoRound or eating a corn dog. Or you might be ‘veteran fairgoer’, a 4-H or FFA member, a volunteer or serving on your fair board.  Now it’s time to share your story with others!

August 31, 2016

Janice Halder’s 4-H career as a member began in 4th grade and ended in 5th grade!!  The club disbanded and became an all-boys club! We are so glad ALL youth have the 4-H opportunity today!

August 29, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County partnered with Pocahontas County Public Health to receive the Iowa Department of Public Health Grant. Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach was awarded a portion of the grant to provide Health and Nutrition Education to people in the county.

August 29, 2016

Farmers, agronomists, and industry have the opportunity to learn about crop insects from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with its new "Getting to Know the Insects" publication and the upcoming Farm Progress Show.

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