County News

May 7, 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 AmeriCorps members! Lane Miller, Savannah Hartman, Ericka Abell and Maddie Skarda.

April 30, 2015

Aaron Saeugling | Ag and Natural Resources, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Field Agronomist shares this information for wheat producers.

April 22, 2015

Spring 2015 Beef Managment Workshops set for May.

April 20, 2015

Last week, USDA confirmed that a high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was diagnosed in Buena Vista County, Iowa

April 20, 2015

Veterinarians 2015 Update on Cattle Industry is May 20, 2015

Annual event in Chariton delivers tips on beef herd management and grazing topics
March 25, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach offers a free, seasonal newsletter relating to small farms and sustainability. The Spring 2015 issue is available online now.

March 20, 2015

Questions about consuming eggs? Find out more!

March 4, 2015

Participate in Union County's Eco Family Project - connnecting family and the environment

Attend local activites that include guest speakers and projects for the whole family!

February 27, 2015

Save the Date! Master Gardner Core Training this fall at ISU Extension and Outreach offices throughout the state.

February 25, 2015

Iowa livestock producers under age 35 are coming together across the state through the Beginning and Young Livestock Producer Network. ISU Extension and Outreach has organized these groups of young Iowans so they can connect with each other to be successful in agriculture. Includes video.

February 16, 2015

Check out this video shared by the Iowa 4H Foundation. You Gotta Eat Your Fruits, a parody of All About The Bass.

February 12, 2015

Free training for Child Care Providers, day care centers, and preschool educators in Union, Adams, Ringgold, and Taylor Counties.

Funded by Quad Counties 4 Kids Early Childhood Area



6:30PM - 8:30PM

February 9, 2015

parents dancing with child

AMES, Iowa – Parenting is like dancing: even with practice, the partners may step on each other’s toes. However, the parenting dance has a greater chance for success when the parent knows how to read the child and take the child’s lead. Human sciences specialists offer their suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“The parenting dance is the mix between the child’s natural style, or temperament, and the parent’s approach and response. Getting the mix just right takes practice, particularly with a child who is shy or slow to warm up to new routines or environments,” said Janet Smith, a human sciences specialist in family life.

“These kids are very cautious and have a wait and see attitude. But when parents and caregivers help them prepare for change, they can adapt,” said Lori Hayungs, also a human sciences specialist in family life.

During February Smith and Hayungs will blog about temperament and explore ways for parents to encourage their children to try new experiences without fear. They’ll also discuss overprotection and the negative effects of limiting stressful situations.

Learn more from tips on the blog throughout the month and in a four-minute podcast.Through the Science of Parenting,, ISU Extension and Outreach specialists share and discuss research-based information and resources to help parents rear their children. Parents can join in the conversation and share thoughts and experiences, as well as how they handle parenting responsibilities.

January 19, 2015

Register now for upcoming Commercial Pesticde Applicator Training courses, by calling Union County Extension and Outreach, 641-782-8426.

January 19, 2015

Renew your certification with continuing instruction course (CIC) for Private Applicators.

December 19, 2014

The PSEP (Pesticide Safety Education Program) is now offering certified pesticide applicators the opportunity to receive email notifications of upcoming Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) and other pesticide safety notifications.

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