County News

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.

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.

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