County News

June 12, 2017

Crop advisors, agronomists and agribusiness professionals are encouraged to take a day this summer to learn about and improve their knowledge of diagnostics and identification of common issues in corn and soybean fields at the Field Diagnostics Clinic, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 9, 2017

Going through the process of planting fruit-bearing plants for gardens and landscapes is exciting, but it does require some patience. Not all plants are ready to bear fruit immediately, and it might be smart to exercise caution.

June 8, 2017

Women, Land and Legacy Buena Vista and Pocahontas Counties Presents a Learning Session a “Crop Walk” with Paul Kassel, ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist. This Learning Session with be held at the Kahl’s and Ecker’s Farm (5647 60th Ave. Alta, IA). On Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10am. To register, please contact Holly Frerk, Program Coordinator at Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office at 712-335-3103 or email hfrerk@iastate.edu.

June 7, 2017

A pair of educators stepped in to fill a void caused by a lack of agriculture education in northwest Iowa – and the results have been amazing. What began as a series of agriculture-related field trips has turned into a concerted effort to push students into agriculture careers at Iowa State University and elsewhere.

June 5, 2017

There's more to financial wellbeing than managing money. Iowans can explore their sense of financial wellbeing during “What about Me? My Wellbeing,” a workshop series from ISU Extension and Outreach.

June 2, 2017

Trees are an essential part of any landscape, but their roots can create issues. How can surface and shallow roots affect their surroundings? Is construction a problem?

May 31, 2017

Farmers looking to transition to organic production need specialized training that can be provided through an Iowa State University course titled Transitioning to Organic Agriculture. The 16-week course was taught during the Spring 2017 semester by Kathleen Delate, professor and extension organic specialist in horticulture and agronomy.

May 30, 2017

Crop management, insecticide resistance of soybean aphids, sudden death syndrome in soybean, and sulfur fertilization of corn will highlight the summer field day of the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm.
The field day will take place June 22 at the farm’s north location. The address is 310 S. Main St., Kanawha,immediately south of town.

May 26, 2017

Fresh strawberries are easy to grow and a favorite of many across Iowa, but growers can still encounter issues caused by weather conditions or connected to a timely harvest.

May 25, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a series of field days in June designed to help farmers understand how to both improve their profit and improve water quality.

The field days are part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week, which runs from June 27-29.

May 25, 2017

The Iowa Master Gardener program will host three Growing Season webcasts this summer. Master Gardeners will gain educational hours while learning about urban tree selection, gardening with youth and landscaping for wildlife.

May 19, 2017

Iowa Wine Month celebrates $420 million impact on the state of Iowa.

May 19, 2017

Humboldt County Extension and Outreach will be holding a Childcare Provider Training called "Menu Magic" on Monday,  June 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Humboldt County Extension and Outreach Office.

May 18, 2017

Approximately 1,000 teens are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus for three days this summer to investigate their passions and interests, career opportunities, what 4-H offers and what it's like to go to college.

May 16, 2017

Iowa has millions of trees across its landscape, and many are planted each year. But when they are, they require multiple steps and focused care to ensure their success and growth.

May 15, 2017

Rental rates for Iowa farmland declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to the results of the 2017 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

May 12, 2017

Iowans have new tools to help them eat healthy and stick to a tight budget. “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a redesigned website and new companion mobile app for use at the grocery store.

May 11, 2017

Many opportunities are available for families to learn about Iowa's dairy industry during June.

May 9, 2017

Grapes and raspberries can be grown in the back yard, with a little bit of ingenuity and work. Creating a trellis to support the plants in a home garden is within the means of most gardeners, with a little bit of effort.

May 9, 2017

Agritourism is a growing contributor to the travel and tourism sectors of the Iowa economy, with 275 farms reporting more than $4.3 million in total agritourism and recreational services income, according to the 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture. May 7 – 13, 2017 is National Travel and Tourism Week and there are a myriad of ways to take part in agribusinesses across the state.

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