County News

December 9, 2016

Thank you to Richard Ruzicka and Dennis Whitsell, DVM for serving a 4 year term on the ISU Extension & Outreach Tama County Council. read more...


November 22, 2016

Join our community of beginning farmers. Our peer networks are for new farmers who want to enhance their farm business success and develop a network with other beginning farmers and farmers with a common interest.

October 27, 2016

Marketing tools such as a storage hedge, a basis contract or a minimum price contract are readily available to Iowa farmers. The key is knowing your own cost of grain ownership and learning how to separate the futures price from your local basis offered. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of these tools in cash merchandising and meeting your cash flow needs.

October 24, 2016

The ServSafe food safety training program is one of the industry's strongest educational programs. It is administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering special training to help you meet the industry standards and your obligation to consumers. ServSafe is recognized by more federal, state and local health jurisdictions than any other food safety training program in the United States.

October 26, 2015
July 23, 2015

Recent weather conditions may have pond owners battling an abundance of aquatic plants. While the plants are a necessary and beneficial component of a natural ecosystem, too many can cause issues for pond owners, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist.

July 23, 2015

By dropping some common high-cost habits and trying a few cost-cutting strategies, families can make their food dollars go further. ISU Extension and Outreach helps Iowans get resources and find answers to challenges brought on by avian influenza.

Oven canning
October 3, 2013

Preserving food by canning in the oven has been a hot topic this summer.  It seems everyone is looking for a shortcut to preserve food at home.  Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut!  Learn why.

June 6, 2011

In general, Iowans find Iowa State University Extension resources helpful. But Sometimes a human voice and an immediate response to a question or concern are needed - then Iowans turn to ISU Extension hotlines

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