County News

January 6, 2016

Washington County 7th-9th  grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H Intermediate Trip to St. Louis, March 11-12.  4-H’ers will tour Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinal’s Hall of Fame, take a riverboat tour, travel to the top of the Gateway Arch, and attend Bissell Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.

January 6, 2016

8th-12th grade 4-H’ers interested in the Animal Science Swine area are invited to be a part of this new 4-H field trip to Iowa State University on March 28.   The group will spend the day learning about carcass evaluation, pork quality, and proper handling.  Click here for flyer.

January 6, 2016

Join other garden enthusiasts at these upcoming gardening seminars:  Linn County Master Gardener Winter Gardening Fair-March 5, Henry County Master Gardener Spring Symposium-March 5, and Art of Gardening in Muscatine on March 19.

December 12, 2015

Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification on February 16 at 6:30 pm at the Extension Office.

December 11, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is looking for applicants to fill positions in the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program.  If you are seeking a challenge, want a professional change, and want to take your professional development to the next level this could be for you.

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

November 26, 2015

The December 2015 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue:   cattle marketing and price risk management, using cover crops as a forage source, and more.

November 10, 2015

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 24, 2015

The Washington County Master Gardeners met October 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office with 17 members present.   Election of officers was held.  President - Don Pfeiffer , Vice-President - Dianne Nelson,  Secretary/Treas. - Becky LaRoche, and Historian - Mary Langr. 

planting crops
March 4, 2015

Rates for custom machine work and services are showing a steady increase again for 2015, according to the 2015 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey. The service categories that were surveyed include information on tillage, planting, spraying, harvesting and hauling grain and forages. Click here for survey.

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