County News

October 19, 2016

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs

October 18, 2016

On Friday, November 4 from 8:30 a.m. – noon University of Northern Iowa and ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County will offer all children in 4th – 8th grade a hands on morning of learning all about different renewable energy sources. 

October 17, 2016

Final data on 2015 county level yields was recently released by the USDA Farm Service Agency. This is the final information needed for calculating payment rates under the Agriculture Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) program.

October 13, 2016

Adam Janke, assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist at Iowa State University, has authored a publication discussing chronic wasting disease and created a video with additional information about the disease that affects white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family.

October 13, 2016

The 2016 Ag Chemical Dealer Update meetings are Nov. 22 in Iowa City and Dec. 7 in Ames. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will provide the most up-to-date recommendations and address future crop production challenges.

October 12, 2016

While farmers work in the fields to harvest their crops, home gardeners can do the same. With luck there’s more than anyone can use in a week or two, which means storage is needed.

October 7, 2016

Throughout the year conservation practices field day attendees have had common questions and misconceptions about water quality and drainage. This webinar addresses those issues.

October 6, 2016

Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach partnered with Northwest Communications to hold iPad Training 2 on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office.

October 6, 2016

Iowans once again will have easy access this October to a broad spectrum of educational events aimed at promoting the benefits of a career in manufacturing.

Saturday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ISU's Team PrISUm will spend the morning at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Pocahontas Office to promote manufacturing and the next generation of technology. Come and see the 2015 Solar Challenge winner and hear what is in store next for Team PrISUm. “In the statewide effort to elevate advanced manufacturing, CIRAS, Iowa’s Community Colleges, IADG, ISU Extension and Outreach, and ABI lead the endeavor to promote National Manufacturing Day within each of Iowa’s 99 counties.

October 5, 2016

Fall has arrived in Iowa, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring flowers. Now is the time to act and prepare for spring-flowering bulbs, be it inside or outside, this fall and winter.

October 5, 2016

 “STEM and the ARTS Festival” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) was hosted by Buena Vista University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Program with support from the Governor’s Iowa STEM Council.

October 3, 2016

As more adults and children want or already have a cell phone, tablet or other device, families may begin to wonder: How much technology is too much – or not enough? This is a decision every parent needs to make, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 30, 2016

Rainy periods like this fall test the integrity of ponds and there isn’t much you can do solve problems in the middle of a downpour. The best course of action is proper construction.

September 29, 2016

The ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Office will serve refreshments during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)  Monday October 3 through Friday October 7 in celebration of National 4-H Week. 

September 29, 2016

To encourage visits to farms, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has relaunched its Visit Iowa Farms website at . The website serves as a database of farms across the state willing to host visitors.

September 29, 2016

Geraniums are beautiful plants which add color and vibrant detail to any landscape. However, they are ill-equipped to survive harsh winter conditions. There is a solution: Geraniums can be taken indoors and overwintered, then replanted in the spring.

September 28, 2016

Youth in 2nd and 3rd grade have the opportunity to attend a one time a month afterschool program October through April. 

September 26, 2016

A new report from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines the financial performance of Iowa farm businesses in 2015. Economist Alejandro Plastina used farm level data for the analysis of farm income, wealth, financial liquidity, farm size, enterprise mix, financial structure, financial performance and efficiency and farm program payments.

September 26, 2016

Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk. That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

September 23, 2016

Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach has partnered with Northwest Communications to hold iPad Training this fall. The iPad Training will focus on living with your iPad. You will learn apps and features to use at home and at work.

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