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County News

November 20, 2014

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Washington County Extension office will be closed on November 27 and 28.  We will be open for business on Monday, December 1, at 8:00 am.

2014 Farm Bill
November 6, 2014

Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and local USDA Farm Service Agency staff members. Meetings will be held on Monday, November 24, at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the Washington County Extension Office. Click for flyer.

applying manure during winter
November 21, 2014

The recent cold spell has made for a difficult manure application season.  Surface manure application shortly before snowmelt or rainfall onto frozen soils can lead to significant loss of nutrients from the manure and potential impacts to water quality.  

November 20, 2014

4-H & FFA beef project members are reminded of the Market Beef Weigh-In to be held Saturday, December 13, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Kalona Sale Barn.  Listen to KCII (106.1) for cancellation notice if weather is bad.

Ag Chemical Meeting
November 12, 2014

Agricultural crop consultants and input suppliers will want to attend the Agricultural Chemical Dealer Update in Iowa City on November 25, 2014, according to Virgil Schmitt, Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist.  “These meetings are an excellent opportunity for crop consultants and input providers to meet with Extension specialists to review current research, discuss new products, and learn of new recommendations,” Schmitt said. 

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