County News

May 15, 2015

Commercial production topics and practices will be featured at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2015 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on Monday, Aug. 10 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, near Ames.

May 15, 2015

Did you know that 4 out of 5 Child Car Seats are installed WRONG!

Do you have trouble figuring out if your child’s car seat is installed correctly? How do I use the seat belt? What’s the LATCH system? What seat is right for my child? Do I really need a booster seat?  It doesn’t seem to fit my car and the instructions are confusing. These are questions that can be answered at the Car Seat Safety Check.

May 14, 2015

Researchers need samples of aronia berry jams and jellys for a research project with the goal of helping the FDA establish a standard of identity for aronia berry jams and jellies.

May 14, 2015

Local leaders, decision-makers and nonprofit organizations can use the information in their county’s “Poverty and Food Needs” profile to better understand and address local food insecurity issues, said Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies at Iowa State University.

May 14, 2015

Pork producers are invited to attend June workshops focusing on advanced swine reproductive management topics. ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa Pork Producers Association are offering the workshops in Waverly and LeMars.

May 14, 2015

Meet Jeff Hartwig, the ISU Swine Farms manager, and learn about his first six months in this position.

May 13, 2015

Gardening in the shade is cool and calming. When the right palette of plants is used, it can be successful as well. Hostas aren't the only perennials that thrive in shady conditions.

May 12, 2015

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Childcare Providers gathered at the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County for Every Child Counts: Building Community.

May 12, 2015

Forty percent of children usually are in a good mood and quickly adjust to new situations and routines. However, parenting these easy-going kids can be a challenge. Learn why in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 7, 2015

Rental rates for Iowa farmland decreased by 5 percent in 2015 according to results from the Cash Rental Rates for Iowa – 2015 Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Average rents were lower in all nine crop reporting districts, an extension economist says.

May 5, 2015

Jesse Randall, ISU Extension and Outreach Forestry Service instructed 5th graders from Pocahontas County on the proper way to plant a tree and then the kids planted a tree at Coopers Cove Park. 

May 5, 2015

Cedar Leaders 4-H club make bracelets and snack mix for the Cinco de Mayo festival held in Fonda on May 3. 

May 4, 2015

Debt happens, but sometimes it’s just too much, and filing for bankruptcy may be the best way to regain financial control. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the education that is required during the bankruptcy process.

April 30, 2015

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.

April 30, 2015

Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs.

April 30, 2015

Be part of an open learning environment that asks participants to share and develop ideas!
Gain an understanding of resources that can be used to start and grow your business!

April 27, 2015

Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has general information about avian influenza and factsheets on keeping your birds healthy.

April 27, 2015

4-H/FFA Livestock Identifications are due no later than May 15. 

April 27, 2015

Pocahontas County ISU Extension and Outreach held their last 2nd and 3rd grade afterschool program of the year observing Earth Day.  Corinne Peterson, Pocahontas County Naturalist presented on recycling and the children planted a flower pot.

April 24, 2015

Sulfur Management for Iowa Crop Production, a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication, provides a summary of research efforts and guidance on sulfur fertilization and application needs.

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