County News

May 17, 2016

With spring’s arrival, fruit trees are blooming across home landscapes, as their owners hope for a tasty harvest. However, pests that afflict them can throw a wrench into those plans.

May 13, 2016

Planting flowers to improve a home landscape is an excellent first step. But what happens when they don’t bloom properly – or at all? How can these problems be remedied?

May 10, 2016
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey shows falling rental prices across the state.

For the third consecutive year rental rates for Iowa farmland declined, according to results from the 2016 Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

April 29, 2016

Michael Witt joins ISU Extension and Outreach as a field agronomist serving western Iowa.

April 29, 2016

Native plants can give home landscapes a unique, varied look when paired with the current flora and fauna that already dot landscapes across Iowa. Which are best for specific landscapes and gardens, and how should they be treated for best results?

April 21, 2016

Spring has finally sprung across Iowa, and with it, growing green grass on lawns everywhere. The hum of lawn mowers is beginning to fill the air, and that hum brings questions about proper mowing practices. 

April 7, 2016

Blueberries are attractive shrubs with flowers in spring, edible berries in summer and fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Blueberries can be grown in any home garden but there are some special growing needs that must be met.

April 7, 2016

When children don’t have time for household chores, it’s time to reevaluate their busy schedules, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 23, 2016

Spring’s arrival brings thoughts of green grass, flowering trees and – potatoes. Yes, potatoes. The starchy, tuberous crop is an integral, delicious part of many diets. In Iowa, optimal planting season is fast approaching.

March 15, 2016

Children aren’t born knowing how to be kind or compassionate. However, these virtues can be taught, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

March 2, 2016

Tree grafting workshop participants can learn why and how to graft fruit trees and take part in a hands-on apple tree grafting demonstration.

February 3, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices are one of the partners in the state who provide staff, a work location, Internet access or equipment for volunteers who offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance to Iowa residents with low to moderate incomes.

January 12, 2016

Training farmers to manage and build their business is the goal of a new eight-week program offered to aspiring, new and established farmers.

January 8, 2016

The inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference is scheduled for Feb.13 in Ames, Iowa. Keynote speaker Daniel Salatin of Polyface Farms will be featured along with a wide variety of educational options, a trade show, lunch and giveaways.

January 8, 2016

Eat better. Exercise more. Get organized. Learn something new. It’s that time of year when adults make resolutions to help them reach their goals. It’s also a good time for parents to help their children build goal-setting skills, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 8, 2016

On Thursday Jan. 21, John Lawrence and Jacqueline Comito will discuss the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the challenges of meeting the goals of reduced nitrogen and phosphorus loss from Iowa.

December 14, 2015

Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre — having dropped in value for the second consecutive year. Per acre value declined $310, or 3.9 percent, since last year’s survey.

December 3, 2015

Free, independent study Web course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Take Control of Your Money, a free online resource from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, can help Iowans learn to plan their spending during the holidays and throughout the year, and improve their financial future.

December 3, 2015

The popular ISU Extension and Outreach Crop Advantage Series will focus on the importance of risk management programs and controlling costs in 2016.

November 25, 2015

The status of weed control across the state and the most effective herbicides for tackling weeds are outlined in a recently released Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

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