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ISU Extension and Outreach: Washington County

Washington County Extension and Iowa State University Extension have answers when you have questions.

Dealing with Flooding - 2014

Learn more about flood preparations, crops, clean up, health and safety, mold, private wells, stress management, and water conservation.

County News

MyPlate for Older Adults
July 10, 2014

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

hollyhock rust
July 9, 2014

Hollyhocks are grown for the their showy, colorful flowers. A common disease problem on hollyhocks, called rust, can also lead to 'colorful' foliage.  Several specimens have been brought to the Washington County Extension office recently.   The rust fungus causes raised brown spots, usually pinhead-size or larger, on the undersides of leaves. The upper leaf surface shows orange to yellow spots. The raised spots may coalesce, killing larger areas of leaves.  Orange pustules also form on the stems of the plants.

flooded fields
July 2, 2014

Extended periods of rainfall, flooding, hail, or all of the above have producers scrambling for replant or prevented planting options. Each choice has practical and economic implications, so should be approached with some thought.

Child with blocks
June 4, 2014

A Babysitting Basics Training course will be offered to help youth learn how to be responsible babysitters.  Topics to be covered include employer expectations, caring for infants and young children, age appropriate toys and activities, safety, emergency, and first aid procedures.  Click here for registration form.

Farm Lease Agreement
May 6, 2014

Washington County Extension will host a farmland lease meeting on Tuesday, August 19, at the Washington County Extension office at 6:00 p.m.  Ryan Drollette, Iowa State University Extension Farm Management Specialist, will present the program.  More information will be coming soon.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Parents learn to be better parents, kids learn to resist peer pressure and together they learn to better communicate as a family through the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 from ISU Extension and Outreach. Watch the video.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

June 23, 2014 10:41 AM

Fifty-two Iowa 4-H'ers have been selected to receive state 4-H project awards in 2014. More than 160 4-H youth applied for the...

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