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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Taylor County

Taylor County Extension is ready to meet your needs in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, nutrition, and families. You'll be amazed at what we do. Come and visit us often!

Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business, or perform custom work for others.  Others rent machinery or perform other services.  Click on 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey to find up-to-date custom rate information
 
Interested in what the soil temperature is....Check out our on line 3 Day History of soil temperatures in your areahttp://extension.agron.iastate.edu/NPKnowledge

County News

September 22, 2014

Job growth in the retail and service sector has not matched the wages of manufacturing and other middle-skill level jobs lost over the past decade in Iowa. The difference has contributed to a growing disparity between low and high income households, which is especially profound in specific parts of the state, according to a new report by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach rural sociologist David Peters.

September 22, 2014

The small farm sustainability program is re-introducing the ISU Extension and Outreach Acreage Living newsletter in an online format. Those living on small farms and acreages will find value resources in the newsletter, on the website and in future online courses offered by the program.

September 18, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct GAP workshops for fruit and vegetable growers in Indianola and Sioux City. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

September 18, 2014

Dairy and beef producers attending manure management field days will see various systems at work. Northwest Iowa field days are Oct. 1 and 2; northeast Iowa field days are Oct. 8, 9, 14 and 16.

September 15, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar features Iowa State's Tom Isenhart. He'll discuss the question, “Do we know enough about stream bank erosion to mitigate damage to stream ecosystems?” on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 11, 2014 03:43 PM

Tractor fuel expenses can add up quickly during fall and spring field work. Results of a tractor fuel case study measuring fuel...

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