County News

July 13, 2016

In March 2016, the Center on Sustainable Communities and ISU Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development unit agreed to work together to provide resources and outreach on best practices in construction, planning and healthy living — and the Sustainability Collaborative was born.

July 11, 2016

As August arrives, families start to think about “back to school” routines. Dr. David Brown, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long.

July 7, 2016

Summer squash is a popular garden crop in Iowa, but problems can pop up that limit its success and hinder its overall growth. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and create a bountiful harvest.

July 1, 2016

Anyone who lives with teens often may hear them grumble that they are tired. To lessen the complaints, parents can take steps to help their teens get more sleep, says Cheryl Clark, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

June 30, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County could be found at the Pocahontas Farmers Market on June 29, 2016.

May 27, 2016

ISU Research and Demonstration Farm research is being conducted on crops and soil health, cover crops, water quality and drainage. They host field days to give the public a chance to see research projects in progress and to meet those involved in the research.

May 17, 2016

During June Dairy Month, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering several educational opportunities across the state to learn about dairy farming first-hand.

May 12, 2016

Iowa State University faculty in food science and human nutrition are taking their research show on the road this month to four locations in Iowa. They’ll be talking about new trends in nutrition and wellness and sharing the latest research from the university.

May 11, 2016

With spring’s arrival, fruit trees are blooming across home landscapes, as their owners hope for a tasty harvest. However, pests that afflict them can throw a wrench into those plans.

May 11, 2016

The regional Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator website, which has been helping farmers determine profitable nitrogen rates since 2005, now has a new URL, a revised nitrogen response trial database, and is more user-friendly for mobile devices.

May 10, 2016

Gary Wright, an Iowa State alumnus with extensive experience in agricultural finance and production, has joined the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach team as a farm management specialist.

May 9, 2016

For the third consecutive year rental rates for Iowa farmland declined, according to results from the 2016 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 5, 2016

Many parents think they can hide financial stress from their children, but the kids always know – and they’re worried, too. Talking together openly about family finances is a better way to lower everyone’s stress level and also teach kids about money, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 5, 2016

Planting flowers to improve a home landscape is an excellent first step. But what happens when they don’t bloom properly – or at all? How can these problems be remedied?

May 5, 2016

When people start counting the “extras” they spend their money on, they’re often surprised how quickly the dollars add up. “Your Money, Your Future” workshops help participants understand their spending patterns and make changes to reach their financial goals.

May 2, 2016

All 4-H and FFA youth exhibiting livestock at the 2016 Pocahontas County Fair must have their livestock identifications in to the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office no later than May 15.

April 27, 2016

Gardeners participating in the Growing Season webinar series will learn about benefits of shade in landscape, tree problems and native garden insects.

April 25, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach turfgrass specialist Ryan Adams has written a series of five publications designed to help turfgrass managers keep their fields healthy and safe.

April 21, 2016

Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill the air, and that hum brings questions about proper mowing practices.

April 20, 2016

“In today’s economy, many Iowans are taking advantage of the land and garden spaces that are available to them to grow their own foods,” says Holly VanHeel, ISU Extension Nutrition & Wellness Program Specialist.  “We are ‘rediscovering’ the joy and economies of home gardening and want to preserve that bounty to enjoy throughout the year by freezing, drying or canning those foods,” VanHeel shared.

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