Shelby County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Shelby County

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Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

145TH ANNUAL SHELBY COUNTY FAIR

JULY 6-14, 2014
 
SHELBY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, HARLAN
 
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 A COPY OF THE FAIR BOOK

FAIR PROGRAM
 

 
 

County News

June 25, 2014

Youth can register now for the fifth annual Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the 2014 Iowa State Fair Sunday, Aug. 10, and Monday, Aug. 11. Registration is open until June 30.

June 4, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Juggling work schedules, kids’ commitments and the family budget may make some parents wonder if a family vacation is worth the effort. But before giving up, consider this: the kids might learn something from the experience. During June, family life specialists examine this proposition in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 30, 2014

AMES, Iowa — Complete control of weeds in the home lawn or garden is not a practical goal for many homeowners. A more realistic approach is to minimize weed populations through various control measures. Iowa State University horticulturists provide guidance on weed control methods. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline, the ISU Extension and Outreach horticulture hotline, at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu.

May 30, 2014

AMES, Iowa — Creating a beautiful, functional landscape depends on putting the right plant in the right place. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss considerations when selecting trees and shrubs for shaded, wet and dry areas of the lawn and garden. For more information about plant selection contact ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or email hortline@iastate.edu.

April 30, 2014

AMES, Iowa — Cereal rye cover crops added to a corn-soybean rotation seem to have little effect on yield, according to a five-year study conducted by Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa. Ten Iowa farmers have devoted part of their acres to conduct the study.

 

 

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.
 

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

June 13, 2014 08:55 AM

An adult Emerald Ash Borer submitted by an Iowa City resident to the Iowa EAB Team has been positively identified as the destructive...

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