County News

January 15, 2017

Washington 4-H County Council will host their 3rd  annual Father Daughter Dance as an Enchanted Ball open to the public for any kindergarten-fourth grade girl and the special man in her life.  Fathers, grand fathers, uncles, older brothers, neighbors, etc. are welcome to attend as the adult guest.  This evening of dancing and games will be held February 11 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Dallmeyer Hall – lower level on the fairgrounds.  Click here for flyer.

January 13, 2017

A private pesticide applicator continuing instruction course (CIC) will be held Thursday, February 16, at the Washington County Extension Office on the fairgrounds.  The training will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. The fee for this program is $20.00.

January 13, 2017

The January 2017 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue:  IBC 2016-17 mini-grants, educational opportunities, Did you Know?

Meaghan Anderson
January 12, 2017

Meaghan Anderson is an ISU Extension and Outreach agronomy specialist. Meaghan works from the Johnson County Extension Office in Iowa City and serves eastern Iowa counties including: Benton, Buchanan, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Poweshiek, Tama and Washington.  Click here for Crop Update.

January 9, 2017

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.

January 1, 2017

Here is the January 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.

January 1, 2017

Attached is the January Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter, which includes:  recipe for minestrone soup, deep clean in the deep freeze, keep movin' in the New Year.

December 22, 2016

The Finances of Caregiving program provides materials to families to help them protect their assets and prepare for their retirement and providing care.  This five-week program, beginning January 9, 2017, will meet Mondays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Halcyon House in Washington.  Click here.

December 16, 2016

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

December 5, 2016

A veterinary feed directive (VFD) is a written statement given to an animal owner by a veterinarian that is similar to a prescription.  Youth must obtain a VFD order from their veterinarian to get the VFD feed.  Click here for guide.

December 4, 2016

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, veterinary oversight will be required when using medically important antibiotics for treatment, prevention and control through Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Click here for resources.

December 1, 2016

A NEW STEM Club will start in January for elementary students in 3rd-5thgrade.  This camp is open to any 3rd-5thgrade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.  Click here for flyer.

October 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.

October 18, 2016

Good nutrition does not have to be expensive.  Childcare providers will learn strategies to save money on their food expenses while incorporating new ideas into menu planning.  Click here for flyer.

October 13, 2016

Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Networks are for beginning and early-career farmers looking for an edge in managing and growing their farm business.  The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will provide an opportunity this fall and early spring to address ways to improve business practices and production techniques, and share new ideas and profitable farming methods.

October 7, 2016

Women landowners, farmers, conservationists and ag retailers will be meeting once again starting November 7, 2016 for the Agronomy in the Field workshops, hosted by Meaghan Anderson and Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agronomists.

September 23, 2016

Many people in our area are affected or will be affected by flooding.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has many resources available to assist those in need.

May 14, 2016

The ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2016 Survey is available.  This survey shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

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.

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