County News

2014 Custom Rate Survey
March 7, 2014

The 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey followed the recent trend of small, but consistent increases in rates each year. According to William Edwards, retired Iowa State University Extension and Outreach economist, most operations showed increases of 4 to 6 percent over the average rates in the 2013 survey. The survey includes information on tillage, planting, spraying and harvesting grain or forages. Also included are values for miscellaneous services and machinery rental.

Nonprofit Management Academy
March 6, 2014

The Academy welcomes anyone seeking professional development in the area of nonprofit management, including staff, management, volunteers, professional association employees, educators, and private sector employees who wish to make a career change to the nonprofit sector. Those who are interested in succession planning, building the skills of new managers, or enhancing leadership within the organization are strongly encouraged to participate.

February 23, 2014

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.

Iowa State Fair
February 10, 2014

The Iowa State Fair has announced the call for entries for The Way We Live Award. They are looking for six farm families to highlight during the Iowa State Fair. The families must show dedication to animal agriculture in their daily lives and the lives of their family members. Deadline for application is May 1.  Click here for brochure.

Karen Bates Chabal
December 9, 2013

ISU Extension and Outreach, Washington County Office announces the addition of Karen Bates Chabal as the new office assistant.   She began work Monday, December 9.
“It’s nice to be able to return to my home community and renew ties,” Bates Chabal said. “I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to be able to work with Washington County Extension and I’m looking forward to being a part of the excellent services and programs of ISU Extension and Outreach.”

Jim Frier
September 7, 2013

Jim Frier's efforts set the stage for current Washington County programs which remain strong today based on the solid foundation Jim helped build. Washington County’s rich history of Extension and 4-H can be traced back to Jim Frier.
Jim served as the Washington County Extension Director from 1960-1992 – the longest term of any Extension Director in Washington County history.

September 5, 2013

A CD, the Iowa Core Companion, is available to assist those preparing for the commercial pesticide applicator core exam. It provides review and practice quizzes for a better understanding of the material covered in the Iowa Core Manual. Washington

January 6, 2013

A national animal identification system is necessary to help protect American animal agriculture from disease threats. The ability to find potentially sick or exposed animals early in a disease outbreak is essential to controlling the outbreak quickly.

January 1, 2013

eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America.

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