County News

October 1, 2014

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

September 29, 2014

We all have outdoor plants, but many of us wonder about the best way to treat them to survive winter. How should you handle your geraniums to make sure they last through winter?

September 11, 2014

Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel consumption for field work including disking, plowing and planting now are available.

September 10, 2014

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples and apple harvesting. Here are some tips from ISU Extension and Outreach to make the most of apple season.

August 26, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides several resources to help farmland owners and operators make a one-time election of a commodity program from 2014-18 connected with the Agricultural Act of 2014.

August 20, 2014

Jay Harmon has been named the interim director for Iowa State University’s Iowa Pork Industry Center, bringing expertise in pork production systems to the position.

August 20, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct Level 1 and Level 2 workshops covering Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable producers beginning in October. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

August 17, 2014

Nancy Jenson of Pocahontas County was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17.

August 6, 2014

Child care professionals often have difficulty envisioning a comfortable retirement because of self-employment, low wages or both. However it’s vital they include retirement planning in their financial planning, says Cindy Thompson, a family life and family finance program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 20, 2014

There is a lot to know about properly growing and storing potatoes. Here are a few tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 9, 2014

Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.

July 9, 2014

Every year children die from being left in hot cars, but this tragedy can be prevented. Parents and caregivers need to set up a system that reduces the risk, says Malisa Rader, an ISU Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.

July 9, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a new team and direction to advise farmers on corn and soybean production.

July 8, 2014

Summer is a perfect time to harvest summer squash from your garden. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists provide some great tips for successful squash.

July 1, 2014

2014 Fairbook

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 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 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.

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.

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