County News

August 15, 2014

As families welcome the new school year, sometimes parents can forget a child’s need to ease into a new grade, says Cheryl Clark, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 13, 2014

Crop Update – Corn – The cool weather during pollination, the rain shortly after and cool nights since have all been great. 

The one concern is the cool days.  Ideal would be nice warm sunny days – with highs in the mid to high 80s and then cool nights, much like we have been having.  With less warmth in the days, we will delay maturity and so crops may not mature until after the best drying weather is past.  If that happens, we will have wet crops and they will be slow to dry.


Soybean – There have been multiple reports of finding soybean aphids, but to date, only a few that have reached economic threshold.  Continue to scout until beans reach R5.5.

August 1, 2014

 Visitors to the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7-17 may venture with Cy around the fairgrounds to learn more about Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, as well as enjoy the exhibits of thousands of Iowa youth who participate in 4-H Youth Development.

July 9, 2014

According to the nonprofit safety group Kids and Cars, more than 600 U.S. children have died from overheating in a parked vehicle since 1990.

May 19, 2014

Some children can lose one to two months of their previous grade-level-learning over the summer. Create a home environment that helps your kids succeed at school.

Custom Rate
March 31, 2014
The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey and the 2014 Cash Rent Survey are now available to download from the Extension Online Store or the Ag Decision Maker website. Print copies are available at Warren County Extension.
February 26, 2014

Too much screen time means too little time spent on active play, reading and socializing — activities essential to your child’s development.

cover crops
February 7, 2014

The use of cover crops on Iowa farm fields is growing. Cover crops benefit the soil by slowing erosion, helping with nutrient management, and building organic matter. Request the free video on DVD. 

August 22, 2014

Late summer is a great time to harvest and enjoy homegrown melons. Knowing when to harvest is important for maximum taste. 

August 22, 2014

There is much to consider when making management decisions in production agriculture – including the pesticide resistance of target pests.

August 18, 2014

The Rob Brown Memorial Warren County 4-H Scholarship, for $300, will be paid at the end of the Freshman year after evidence of a minimum 2.0 GPA.  The application deadline is Thursday, June 4, 2015.  The /warren/sites/, high school transcript and two letters of recommendation are due at the Extension office by Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 4:30 pm.

August 15, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar, Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m., features Ajay Nair with Iowa State University Department of Horticulture. He will discuss the use of cover crops in conjunction with vegetable production.

August 15, 2014

Now is prime time to establish a lawn from seed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn. 

4-H Judging
August 12, 2014

4-H Judges Training is coming to a location near you!  Ever wanted to become a 4-H Judge? You will learn from Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development staff, experienced 4-H judges and 4-H members how to evaluate, educate and encourage 4-H'ers exhibiting at county fairs. After attending the training, your name will be entered into the statewide 4-H Judges Database.  

August 10, 2014

Getting ready for school in the fall used to mean buying new clothes, some basic school supplies and maybe a new backpack. Today a new cell phone often is at the top of the back-to-school list, but do kids really need cell phones?

August 1, 2014

Mid-to-late summer is an excellent time to manage the flowers growing around the house, yard and garden. But what are the specifics? When is the best time to manage particular flowers?

August 1, 2014

Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items. 

July 18, 2014

Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms will kick off its series of Demonstration Home Garden Field Days July 21 in southwest Iowa.

July 15, 2014

Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recently produced a new publication about automatic dairy feeding systems.

July 15, 2014

This month’s Iowa Learning Farms webinar will be on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. The webinar is part of a free series, hosted by ILF, through Adobe Connect.

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