County News

Crops
May 14, 2014

Planting update (NASS)

Field Work and Crop Progress as of May 11, 2014

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.
texting
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. 

July 9, 2014

Labor remains one of the key challenges for fruit and vegetable growers who want to scale up their operations to serve increasing consumer demand for local produce. A new manual from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture offers one possible solution: sharing machinery.

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.

July 9, 2014

Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond?

July 9, 2014

The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy summer squash from the garden, but successful growers must clear hurdles to gain a bountiful harvest. 

July 2, 2014

Cattle producers in many parts of Iowa are shifting rapidly from drought conditions to extremely wet and flood conditions, and they have a new set of issues to manage.

July 2, 2014

Susan Taylor, family finance specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, learned the importance of this annual step from personal experience.

school's out
May 27, 2014

The school year wanes as summer arrives. It’s time to get the kids outside to explore endless possibilities, says Joy Rouse, family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Nature is calling.

May 19, 2014

 

Through the generosity of Ronda Lyon and other Warren County residents, and in memory of Tom Lyon, the Tom & Ronda Lyon Warren County 4-H Scholarship was established in 2008. 

April 23, 2014

A national extension web site that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

GMO
April 14, 2014
Misinformation about the safety of GMOs is 
widespread today, especially on the Internet.
Dr. Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair of
the department of food science and human
nutrition at Iowa State University, answers
some common questions about GMOs.
Canning
March 31, 2014

Preserve the Taste of Summer - Home food preservation isn't difficult, but it does require following specific directions exactly.

March 6, 2014

Iowans have a strong connection with our land and water. Learn ways to care for people and the earth at the same time.

Aging Parents
March 6, 2014

Relationships between children and parents are both important and complicated.  Joy Rouse, a families program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says this relationship dynamic changes throughout the lifespan. It is not unusual for difficulties to arise as parents age.

preschool
March 3, 2014

4Rkids Early Childhood Iowa is currently accepting preschool scholarship applications for enrollment in qualified preschools for the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarships are available to families in Adair, Dallas, Madison and Warren counties.

February 10, 2014

Most common questions about seedlings answered.

Conflict
January 24, 2014

Fighting in front of the children creates a family life where conflict is the norm – and this conflict can negatively impact the kids. Learn about the complex issues of parental conflict and its effect on children in the  from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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