County News

February 23, 2017

Swine Derby Weig-In, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

All 4-H and FFA members that would like to exhibit derby swine at the 2017 Pocahontas County Fair must weigh their pigs in at this time.  You may weigh five pigs, but you may only exhibit two derby pigs at the fair.  Pigs must not weigh over 60 pounds on March 25 at weigh in.

February 23, 2017

All market lambs that will be exhibited at the 2017 Pocahontas County Fair must be weighed in Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Pocahontas County Fairgrounds.  Please call the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office at 712-335-3103 if you have any questions.

March 21, 2017

Celebrating the efforts of American agriculture and reminding Iowans that agriculture touches each of us is the focus behind the 2017 National Ag Day.

March 21, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach's Community and Economic Development program and Iowa State students worked together to help two northwest Iowa communities become more age-friendly and serve an aging population group.

March 20, 2017

A project assessing the impact of mycotoxins – toxic chemicals produced by fungi found in food crops  is slated to begin mid-March. Little research has been undertaken on this issue in Rwanda, and the hope is to gain knowledge needed to help quantify the amount of mycotoxins found in the food chain.

March 20, 2017

Producers interested in learning more about cover crops and how to successfully incorporate their use in both stocker cattle and cow-calf operations are invited to two field day events in northwest Iowa on Tuesday, April 11.

March 20, 2017

On-Farm workshop will cover unique management techniques of calving in hoop barns. ISU Extension and Outreach and local farmer will share experiences and research related to hoop barn calving.

March 20, 2017

Iowa families have a new way to find a 4-H club. By clicking on the 4-H section of their Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county website and then the “Join 4-H” link, they can see an interactive map that shows all the 4-H clubs in their county.

March 17, 2017

Several themed 4-H summer camps for youth grades 4-12 will give youth the opportunity to meet other students from around the state who share their interests, while experiencing a high quality educational program.

March 17, 2017

Although snow is on the ground in much of Iowa, spring is upon us. It’s time to think about planting gardens, but before that happens, proper care must be taken to ensure the soil is ready for growth. That means fertilizing soil, testing it and, perhaps, applying materials like lime.

March 16, 2017

How to care for a lawn and set it up for success throughout the spring, summer and fall is the subject of an article in the March edition of the Small Farm Sustainability newsletter. The March issue also discusses beef cattle production, acreage ponds, prescribed burns, and pruning trees and shrubs.

March 14, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has relaunched its Horticulture and Home Pest News website, providing a one-stop location for yard and garden information.

March 14, 2017

Producers are invited to attend one or both upcoming ‘Successful Cover Crop Use in Beef Production’ field days scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 11 in Northwest Iowa.

March 14, 2017

Researchers from Iowa State University will be mailing surveys to randomly selected farmland owners in Pocahontas County. The objective of the survey is to learn about various issues related to owning and renting farmland, including landowner information needs, owner-renter relationships and decision making, and nutrient management and conservation practice use. The surveys will arrive on or around March 18.

March 8, 2017

Surviving and Thriving is the focus of a grain marketing forum for women farmers to be held March 24 in Ames.

March 7, 2017

Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned farmland near Ames to quantify the impact of construction utilities equipment, field traffic and deep tillage on crop yield and soil compaction.

March 7, 2017

The 14th annual Midstates Community and Economic Development Conference will be held Thursday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marina Inn Hotel and Conference Center in South Sioux City, Neb. The conference is designed for community leaders and offers workshops on successful strategies and innovative ideas for rural development.

March 7, 2017

Cathann Arceneaux Kress, Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach, has accepted a position at The Ohio State University effective May 1.

March 3, 2017

Two eastern Iowa fruit and vegetable farmers will host events that will offer informative discussions and time to meet other farmers over a cup of coffee. The meet-ups in Donnellson and Solon are free and open to all fruit and vegetable growers.

March 3, 2017

Starting in March, four Iowa State University Extension and Outreach community development specialists are doing a “tourism blitz” throughout the state of Iowa. “Customer Service Workshops: Targeted Tourism Strategies for Communities, Businesses and Attractions” will be offered at 40 locations across the state.

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