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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Shelby County

PPAT (private pesticide applicator training) scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, February 22nd at 6:30PM at the Therkildsen Center.

Look to Shelby County Extension & Outreach and Iowa State University when you have decisions that affect your life.

2016 SHELBY COUNTY FAIR - July 10, 12-17 



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County News

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.

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Course
Farmers! Are the youth you hire for summer work certified to drive tractors for you?  The Shelby county/ISU Extension and Outreach office will be conducting a Tractor Safety Certification course for youth between the ages of 13-16.  This certification is required by Iowa law for 14-17 year olds who will be operating a tractor over 20hp for neighbors or relatives.
At the six week course, participants will learn how to operate a tractor safely, safety on the road, tractor controls and maintenance, how to avoid other farm accidents and other pertinent information.  The course will be held at the Shelby County Extension office at 906 6th Street in Harlan.  Classes will run each Monday beginning Feb. 29th through April 4th, with the driving test on Saturday April 9th. Classes begin at 6:30 and will end at 9:00pm.
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The cost is $50 and checks should be made payable to Shelby County Extension and Outreach. Registration forms are available at the Shelby County Extension office and are to be returned by Feb. 22nd.  Interested persons may also call the Shelby County Extension office at (712)755-3104 and a registration form will be mailed to them.

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February 12, 2016 02:47 PM

The Grassroots Grazing program for young and beginning graziers begins March 22 at the McNay Research Farm near Chariton.

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