Union County

2015 Youth Council

Grow It, Try It, Like It!

Maddie Skarda, Savannah Hartman, Lane Miller and Ericka Abell

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County News

August 31, 2015

Harvesting Corn Silage by Plant Moisture

August 28, 2015

Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family.

AnswerLine canning news release for nutrition and wellness specialists – 8/26/15

Based on AnswerLine blog post by Liz Meimann

August 27, 2015

Participate in a series of 3 online workshops targeted for child care administrators 

Majestic Nursery & Gardens
August 26, 2015

Late summer and early fall is a great time to manage the flowers growing around the house and in the garden. The trick is to know the best times and ways to manage particular types of flowers, like lilies, daylilies and peonies. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on managing different types of flowers during the late summer and early fall.

August 19, 2015
Keep grazing management skills sharp with new research for all grass-fed livestock

The workshops will feature the following topics and speakers:

  • Update on Iowa grazing and beef industry, with Joe Sellers or Denise Schwab, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialists
  • Striking a balance: Establishing and monitoring business and family goals, with Laura Paine, holistic management certified educator and director of the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program, Wisconsin
  • 2015 grazing season: Opportunities, challenges and what should we change? – local Iowa Certified Grazier producer panelists discussion
  • Custom grazing partnership models, with Joe Sellers or Denise Schwab
  • Advocating for agriculture: Why we should all mentor the next generation, with Laura Paine
  • Pasture walk at a local farm (after lunch during day sessions and before dinner during evenings)

Reservations due Sept. 4

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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

August 21, 2015 01:11 PM

Twenty-one Iowa youth received top awards during the 2015 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Aug. 13-14 at the Memorial Union on...

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