County News

April 21, 2017

Time saving, cost saving, and nutritious meals are the features of the program. Learn how to do all three with “cook now and eat later” cooking. Cook once every two weeks! Tips and recipes will be featured.

April 21, 2017

Best Practices Showcase on Customer Service and Hospitality Training, Tuesday, May 2, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

April 20, 2017

A traditional home garden is a popular way to grow vegetables, but it’s far from the only way. Growing vegetable plants in containers can also produce a bountiful crop, although care must be taken to ensure meaningful growth.

April 20, 2017

All 4-H and FFA youth exhibiting livestock at the 2017 Pocahontas County Fair must have their livestock identifications in to the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office no later than May 15.

April 19, 2017

Iowans who want to protect their ash trees have options for a brief time this spring. However, the options apply only to valuable and healthy ash trees within 15 miles of a known infestation of emerald ash borer.

April 13, 2017

Four extension specialists are highlighted in the video “Managing Weeds, Insects and Diseases." They show how they are working to keep pests from harming Iowa farmers.

April 12, 2017

Iowans are beginning to discover their connections to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy. They’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and share their stories during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week, April 17-22.

April 12, 2017

Raspberries are a delicious part of any home garden, and growing them can be rewarding. But care must be taken to ensure that they develop properly, grow disease-free and produce a bountiful harvest.

April 12, 2017

Iowa 4-H is committed to serving all Iowa youth. That’s a tall claim, but one Iowa 4-H has been fulfilling for nearly 120 years as the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 12, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists Patrick Gunn and Joe Sellers have created a new fact sheet, "Pasture and Grazing Arrangements for Beef Cattle," for those who use pasture and grazing rentals in their operations.

April 12, 2017

Aquaponics, a union of hydroponics and aquaculture, provides a fast, efficient method of producing both plan and fish crops, allowing fresh produce to be grown indoors throughout the year.

April 5, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has published the Field Crop Scouting book as an online learning tool for students and ag professionals in Iowa. This interactive textbook allows individuals to acquire knowledge about crop scouting topics such as corn and soybean growth stages, insect identification, crop diseases and weed identification through a self-paced, innovative design.

April 5, 2017

Planting small fruits in gardens is a popular part of spring. But some need more support than others. When is it right to fertilize small fruits? Or should it be done at all?

April 5, 2017

t takes time and practice to establish healthy financial habits. A good time to start is April, National Financial Literacy Month, says Sandra McKinnon, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 5, 2017

Carrots are a great part of any garden vegetable crop and an excellent addition to a homegrown garden bounty. Where do you plant them? When is the best time? Which varieties work well in this climate?

April 4, 2017

The Barn Quilts of Pocahontas County committee are proud to share their progress throughout Pocahontas County.

March 31, 2017

Jay Harmon has been named the interim associate dean for extension and outreach programs and the interim director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

March 29, 2017

The 2017 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey provides rates for custom work in the following categories: tillage, planting, drilling, seeding, fertilizer application, harvesting, drying and hauling grain, harvesting forages, complete custom farming, labor and both bin and machine rental.

March 28, 2017

John Lawrence, associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of extension and outreach, has been named interim vice president for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 23, 2017

The Local Foods Program team says shepherding can be used to engage a multi-county region to create change in food systems.

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