County News

April 4, 2016

Agronomy in the Field is a multi-session workshop being offered to women landowners, farmers, conservationists and other women who are interested in learning more about agronomy.  This series of workshops will be held biweekly at the Research and Demonstration Farm located near Crawfordsville.

March 29, 2016

Veterinarians, extension personnel and adult educators in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus 3.0 program that will be launched at the World Pork Expo in June. Because the content of this newly revised program has changed significantly, advisors who are currently certified also must successfully complete a 3.0 session if they wish to remain certified as a PQA 3.0 advisor.  

March 24, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers child care provider training, which has been approved by the Department of Human Services.  The training helps providers identify, recognize and implement best practices relative to nutrition, physical activity, health and safety for children under their care. An upcoming training, Gardening with Children, will be held in Washington on May 17.  Click here for flyer.

March 16, 2016

4-H’ers involved in the sheep project area are invited to attend the spring sheep workshop series starting in April and running until fair. 

March 16, 2016

The April 2016 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue:  excess protein not a problem this breeding season, use of pyrethroids in heifers, and Midwest Region Angus Advisor.

March 11, 2016

Southeast Iowa Snouts and Tails Newsletter is created periodically to make you aware of issues pertinent to the swine industry as well as sharing upcoming programs which may be of value to your operation.  Click here for most recent newsletter.

March 10, 2016

Here is the April NEWS. (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This nutrition newsletter is targeted for older adults. For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at wallr@iastate.edu.

March 10, 2016

Attached is the April Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter, which highlights legumes and pulses, a recipe for lentil tacos, food safety protection in Iowa, and how to evercome the top barrier for engaging in physical activity.

planting crops
March 3, 2016

The 2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is now available.  This very popular publication from ISU Extension serves as a guide for individuals who hire custom work or perform custom work within our state and includes rates for renting machinery and providing other machinery operations. Click here.

February 19, 2016

Washington County Extension will reshow the Manure Applicator Programs on the first Friday of each month for those that were unable to attend a workshop. If you need to schedule a reshow at any other time, you will be charged a $10 fee per person.

December 10, 2015

The ServSafe Food Safety Training program provides training to restaurant and foodservoce professionals.  For information on training offered by Iowa State University and Extension click here

Turkey flock
May 15, 2015

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is the lead agency responding to avian influenza in Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach will continue to be involved in the response. The College of Veterinary Medicine has posted resources at http://vetmed.iastate.edu/aiv-background-and-resources.

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