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Local Highlights

March 27, 2015

The revised publication includes the life stages affected by systemic insecticides, two new professional products and proper use to protect insect pollinators. It also highlights two pesticides that protect the ash tree for two years.

March 25, 2015

Harvesting rainwater, managing thistles, designing outdoor spaces and protecting ponds from too much moss are all topics covered in the recent issue of Acreage Living, a free online newsletter from Small Farm Sustainability at ISU Extension and Outreach.

March 20, 2015

Welcome to our ninth annual Garden Extravaganza! We will feature local experts sharing their gardening expertise, businesses
with the latest in garden varieties, tips, and educational handouts. Many of the exhibitors will have merchandise for sale.
Informational presentations will be held at 9:15 AM and 10:30 AM in the Fair Office. There will be drawings for door prizes. The
Pocahontas Garden Club will serve coffee and rolls at 9:00 AM for a nominal charge. Lunch will be served from 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
for $6.00. COME JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LEARNING, EXCITEMENT, AND FUN!

March 19, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Pocahontas County will be offering the “LAST” Chance private pesticide applicator continuing instructional course on Wednesday, April 15 at 9:30 – 11:00 am and April 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. To register, call (712) 335-3103.

March 19, 2015

In Iowa, onions are a popular garden product, but they do require some special conditions and care to get optimal results. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on onion cultivar varieties and the proper way to plant them.

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.
     

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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