County News

farm lease agreement
June 8, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Washington County is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on Tuesday August 8 at 6:00 PM. The annual meeting is offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

Young farmer group
June 2, 2017

Washington County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a Start to Farm Group meeting on June 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Michael Vittetoe’s farm, which is located at 2630 Hwy 92, Washington, IA 52353.

fresh local produce
June 1, 2017

Here is the June 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.

cardio running
June 1, 2017

Attached is the June Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter

Iowa Beef Center
June 1, 2017

The June 2017 issue of the Growing Beef Newsletter from the Iowa Beef Center is available by clicking here.  In this issue:  External Parasite Control, Use of LongRange Dewormer in Fall-calving Replacement Heifers and more.

pressure canner
May 26, 2017

Canning season will soon be here and Washington County Extension is offering testing of dial gauge pressure canners. Pressure canners with a dial-type pressure gauge should be tested each year for accuracy. Canner lids will be tested from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on June 6 and June 13.

May 14, 2017

The ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2017 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.

manure applicator equipment
May 1, 2017

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.

IDALS Logo
April 28, 2017

The Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship (IDALS) will offer pesticide testing on the second Friday of each month at the Washington County Extension office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

planting crops
March 28, 2017

The 2017 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.

picture of pig head
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.

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.

cattle eating from bunk
December 4, 2016

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

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