County News

April 15, 2016

Spring and warmer weather have arrived, and that means it’s time to think about planting annual flowers and vegetables in Iowa.

April 14, 2016

Join us for a morning of creating your very own masterpiece. Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Pocahontas County Conservation Nature Center, Corinne Peterson, along with several Master Gardeners will be assisting with the "Container Gardening Workshop".

April 13, 2016

The 89th annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference, the longest running conference at Iowa State University, will be held May 18 in the Scheman Building on the ISU campus.

April 11, 2016

As a human scientist, Christine Hradek is making healthy choices easier for families with low incomes by partnering with the ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener Program to put more fruits and vegetables into the food pantry system.

April 6, 2016

Blueberries are attractive shrubs with flowers in spring, edible berries in summer and fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Blueberries can be grown in any home garden but there are some special growing needs that must be met.

April 6, 2016

Iowa Money Smart Week partners and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will be offering free financial seminars and special events April 23-30. Topics range from retirement planning to youth financial literacy, paying for college, home buying and investment options.

April 3, 2016

New research from Iowa State University shows that farmers should use the same level of management for small grains as they do when managing corn or soybeans. By using seed counts per acre when planting, instead of a “by the bushel” rate calculation, farmers can receive both yield and financial benefits.

April 1, 2016

The state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H staff are excited to announce that registration is now open for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference scheduled for June 28-30, 2016, on the campus of Iowa State University.

April 1, 2016

Fortunately for farmers who want to get a stronger grasp on their finances and budget, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a variety of resources designed to help producers plan and keep their heads above water until prices increase.

March 30, 2016

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach will help producers identify signs of scours so they can treat calves effectively and learn a variety of management methods to help minimize future problems.

March 30, 2016

With spring here, it’s time to think about planting peas. Multiple pea cultivars are a good fit in Iowa gardens, and April is prime time to give peas a chance in the garden.

March 28, 2016

Parenting is an important and sometimes scary job, especially for new parents. “Just in Time Parenting,” a free email newsletter from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers parents reliable, researched-based information to help children grow well mentally, emotionally, physically and socially.

March 23, 2016

Strawberries are well suited for any home garden. They are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort. Early spring is one of the best times to plant strawberries in Iowa and knowing when to plant and how to grow and maintain the strawberries is key to producing a successful crop. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips and suggestions on planting, growing and maintaining strawberries in Iowa.

March 18, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has hired four youth program specialists to work with the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program. They’ll work with 4-H staff and volunteers to empower youth as contributors and leaders in their communities

March 17, 2016

Spring’s arrival brings thoughts of green grass, flowering trees and – potatoes. Yes, potatoes. The starchy, tuberous crop is an integral, delicious part of many diets. In Iowa, optimal planting season is fast approaching.

March 15, 2016

Standing in front of a mass of tangled grapevines and wondering what to do can be a scary experience for the novice or even the more experienced gardener. Pruning grapes becomes easier after understanding the growth and fruiting characteristics of the grapevine.

March 14, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is looking for Master Gardener volunteers to assist with growing and harvesting fresh produce that will be given to local food banks.

March 7, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Pocahontas County will be offering the “LAST Chance”  Private Pesticide Safety Education Program continuing instructional course on Thursday, April 14 at 9:30 – 11:30 am and April 14, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Please call to register (712) 335-3103.

March 6, 2016

A wet fall and winter has enhanced the need for drainage on our fields this spring. Much of our tile system is depreciated and in need of updating. Pre-register to find more!

March 4, 2016

Do you have questions about your trees in your yard?  Worried about what to plant in the face of Emerald Ash Borer? Do you know the proper way to plant and prune your trees?

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