County News

July 17, 2012

AMES, Iowa ― As the drought continues, cattle producers are asking how to stretch their pastures. Two major techniques may be pursued, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Denise Schwab. One is to reduce the grazing pressure from the animal side, and the other is to supplement the amount of feed available.

July 17, 2012

ISU Extension and Outreach will address cash rental rate and related topics at more than 50 meetings statewide in July and August.  Central Iowa meeting locations include Boone on July 31, Knoxville and Altoona on August 1, Grinnell on August 2, Adel on August 3, Nevada and Newton on August 6, Indianola on August 8, Marshalltown on August 23 and Winterset on August 24. These meetings will be facilitated by Steve Johnson, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist and last approximately 2 ½ hours.

July 12, 2012

Find resources in dealing with crop, livestock, yards and more.

July 10, 2012

AMES, Iowa — A field day highlighting Iowa State University fruit and vegetable research is planned for July 23 at the ISU Horticulture Research Station near Gilbert. Organizers say the field day will be of interest to commercial producers, small-scale growers, master gardeners and home gardeners.

July 10, 2012

Click here for the latest crop reports.

July 3, 2012

Looking for a great recipe to try this weekend?  Enjoy all the wonderful recipes discovered during Event Day 2012.

July 3, 2012

Click here to find all the event day standings.  Congratulations to everyone who participated!

July 2, 2012

Don't miss these great upcoming Workshops!

June 25, 2012

AMES, Iowa – Japanese beetles first emerged around the end of May in some parts of Iowa. As populations increase, gardeners around the state are asking how to deal with these very hungry garden pests. Japanese beetle adults feed on a wide variety of plants. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists answer questions concerning these difficult to control pests. To have additional questions answered, contact the experts at or call 515-294-3108.

June 15, 2012

Get all the documents you will need for participating in the Poweshiek County Fair.  There is also  link that explains specifically what the judges will be looking for.

June 11, 2012

Monthly newsletter for Poweshiek 4-H members, leaders, familes and friends.

June 5, 2012

Poweshiek County 4-H to sponsor 21 Days to Glory - Countdown to Preparing Your Animals for Show

May 23, 2012

4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and wildlife skills.

May 17, 2012

Show off your communication, cooking, or fashion skills at Poweskiek County’s annual Event Day Saturday, June 23rd.  Event Day participants will check in at 8:30 am at the Grinnell Christian Church (1331 Hobart St). 

May 14, 2012

Join us on May 26th at Diamond Lake’s Foster Center from 9 to 11:30.  J.O. Parker will talk about some basic photography techniques and principles. 

Showing Sheep
May 14, 2012

4-H/FFA Sheep and Swine Clinic will be held Tuesday, May 22 at the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds - Pro-line Building. 

May 6, 2012

Anyone who is involved with the rental market for Iowa farmland knows that rental rates have been pushed significantly higher by the favorable corn and soybean prices that farmers have enjoyed since 2010. This trend continued in 2012.

April 24, 2012

Click here to get all the events leading up to State Camp!

April 23, 2012

Any 4-H member who has completed 8th grade is eligible to attend State Conference. It is held at Iowa State University Conference from June 26th through 27th. You may choose from over 50 workshops or sign up for the following tracks.

April 23, 2012

Nominees to represent Poweshiek County in the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame are being sought. If you know of someone who has had a significant impact on the Poweshiek 4-H program, considering nominating them to the Hall of Fame. Nominations are due by May 15th t

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