County News

July 7, 2014

The Field & Feedlot Newsletter- is a monthly newsletter to help with of your Crop, Livestock, and Farm Management questions and updates.

June 26, 2014

Summer marks the season when your lawn can look its best – if you know how to maintain it properly. ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer some tips that can help.

June 25, 2014

 Over the next four years the DNR is going to be conducting environmental audits of most livestock operations in the state. 

June 17, 2014

An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach entomologist, in collaboration with an Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship entomologist, has written a new publication to help Iowans identify signs of the destructive Emerald Ash Borer.

June 11, 2014

Fifty 4-H’ers from Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas and Calhoun County attended a camp at Meredith Park near Plover.

June 10, 2014

Once again, the NEW Cooperative Foundation has shown their commitment to supporting our local 4-H youth.  Recently, the Foundation donated more than $25,000 to area 4-H clubs. The money is donated for each youth in NEW Cooperative’s trade territory, which includes Webster, Calhoun, Carroll, Sac, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Kossuth, and Wright counties.

June 2, 2014

The Barn Quilts of Pocahontas County committee are proud to share their progress throughout Pocahontas County. Enjoy your driving tour!

May 20, 2014

Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.

May 15, 2014

Perennials can be grown in nearly any garden location – sunny, shady, wet, dry, border or background. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists recommend perennials to meet specifications of many gardeners.

April 23, 2014

Fresh strawberries, a favorite of almost everyone, are relatively easy to grow and hardy throughout Iowa. Strawberry plants require full sun, well-drained soils and good management to produce abundant, sweet fruit.

March 31, 2014

As tractors, combines and other farm equipment have become larger and heavier, Iowa farmers’ concerns about soil compaction and its impacts on crop yields have increased as well, according to the 2013 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll.

March 6, 2014

The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey followed the recent trend of small, but consistent increases in rates each year. The survey is available at your county extension office, from the Extension Online Store or on the Ag Decision Maker website.

February 13, 2014

Concern over health issues in cattle that consume ergot-contaminated grain motivated Iowa Beef Center staff at Iowa State University to investigate potential issues around ergot contamination.They share what they have found.

February 13, 2014

The 2014 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is now available online. This report features a variety of animal industry-related research done at Iowa State that was supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.

February 12, 2014

Three new beef-health publications are now available through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach online store. Grant Dewell, extension beef veterinarian, authored the publications and said each addresses a specific concern.

February 12, 2014

The heart isn’t the only organ that benefits from following a heart-healthy diet. The brain also benefits, which is important to remain strong and independent throughout life, says Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.

November 4, 2013

With about 90 million family caregivers in the United States, National Family Caregivers Month is recognizing the need for their service with the theme “now more than ever.” ISU Extension and Outreach provides resources to help caregivers thrive, not just survive.

November 4, 2013

Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. In November, learn about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

October 1, 2013

During National Energy Awareness Month in October, family life specialists talk about getting kids to understand the impacts of their energy use in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 1, 2013

Iowans can build skills to improve their finances with a free online course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Share |