County News

March 19, 2015

Events to Help Iowans Manage Personal Finances

March 19, 2015

With spring here, it’s time to think about planting in home gardens. In Iowa, onions are a popular garden product, but they do require some special conditions and care to get optimal results. 

March 18, 2015

When 700 students and 150 teachers from across Iowa converge on Hilton Coliseum March 26-27 for the 58thannual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa, the focus will be on awards and more than $70,000 in scholarships and prizes given out by generous Iowa sponsors.

March 18, 2015

Grant-writing workshops designed to help potential applicants understand, develop and submit their federal grant applications for the Farmers' Market and Local Food Promotion Program are being offered in every U.S. state this spring through a unique collaboration among federal, state and regional partners.

March 16, 2015

Keeping you current with the latest research from Iowa State University.

black cutworm, cutworm, cutworm moths
March 16, 2015

Volunteers will be sent a cutworm trap to assemble and then monitor every other day. 

March 13, 2015

A business newsletter for agriculture. 

raspberry, red raspberries, pruning raspberries
March 13, 2015

Raspberries, a favorite of many home garderners, are relatively easy to grow, and are hardy and productive in most of Iowa. If given proper care, a 100-foot-long row of red raspberries can produce 100 to 150 pints of fruit. 

child care, DHS, iowa child care providers, dallas county iowa
March 13, 2015

Choosing care for their children is one of the most important decisions parents will make, and it can be overwhelming. Understanding Iowa’s child care system and regulations can help parents make a child care decision that fits a family.

apple tree, fruit tree, pruning fruit trees, dormant oil spray
March 5, 2015

With the calendar flipping to March and spring just around the corner, fruit tree owners are thinking about blossoms and this year’s fruit crop.

fish farmer, tilapia, iowa fish farm, fish producer, aquaculture
March 5, 2015

Fish producers can stay current on the areas of fish health, feeding practices, water quality and water treatment by referring to the standard operating procedures for aquaculture outlined in new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publications. 

water hemp, herbicides, resistant weeds, horseweed, marestail
March 4, 2015

Using herbicides that differ in the ways they kill weeds goes a long way to battling herbicide resistance, according to Iowa State University agronomists.

Money Talk, Finance for Women, Investing for Women
March 4, 2015

Women need to prepare throughout their lives if they wish to become financially secure and independent in their later years, says Sandra McKinnon, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

monarch, butterfly, monarch habitat, iowa conservation
March 4, 2015

Enhancing the monarch butterfly’s habitat in rural and urban Iowa is the goal of a new, broad-based statewide effort.

land grant, cooperative extension, extension, iowa state
March 4, 2015

A website with examples of how Iowa and the country benefit from teaching, research and extension efforts at Iowa State University and the other nation’s land-grant universities has been launched.
 

Iowa 4-H, 4-H, #iam4H, clover, leaders, youth development
February 27, 2015

At 5:30 p.m. on February 24, while most were heading home to relax away their Monday blues, 4-H leaders from Warren, Madison, Dallas and Polk County were meeting to share new ways to “make the best better” at the 4-H Launching Leader Ideas.

February 27, 2015

This is a great time to get a jump-start on spring planting by germinating seeds and starting flower and vegetable plants indoors.

February 20, 2015

Right now, the weather outside is cold and the ground is inhospitable to plants. However, this is an excellent time to begin growing seedlings indoors that can be transplanted outside for successful growth when the spring growing season begins.

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