County News

March 12, 2010

Iowa farmers who perform custom work, hire work done, or some of both, have the 2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey schedule as a guide in determining custom rates. This information is based on a survey of 195 Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.  For each operation, the average rate from the survey and the range are shown.

cropadvantage
December 4, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer Crop Advantage Series to producers at 13 locations across Iowa during January.  Crop Advantage Series provide the latest information to promote profitable decision-making for the upcoming growing season.

September 22, 2014

 
The Iowa Farm Safety and Health Week promotion is held in conjunction with the National Farm Safety and Health Week, which is also September 21-27, 2014. The national theme is "Safety Counts Protecting what matters" The event is coordinated by the National Safety Council and supported by other organizations and groups with interest in agricultural safety.

July 24, 2014

Buying and selling locally produced food revitalizes rural communities and neighborhoods by creating and keeping jobs and money in the community. This video from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explains some of those advantages.

stormrecoveryguide
June 5, 2014

The forces of nature – wind, water, earthquake, and extremes of temperature – can leave behind debris – strewn areas, contaminated water, spoiled food, displaced wildlife and conditions which, if not treated properly, may lead to health problems.  In the attached publication you’ll find information to help you avoid and recover from some of the hazards created by wind and water; severe winter weather is covered in a separate publication.  Remember to take care of yourself and your family first, and then deal with the things you may have lost to the disaster.


 

January 23, 2014

The 15 percent of Iowans age 65 or older may be retirement age, but that doesn’t mean they are retiring. Many are remaining in the workforce or are looking for new opportunities. Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, helps them examine how they want to live during their next stage of life.

November 6, 2013

Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. In November, learn about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 25, 2013

It's time to re-enroll  or sign up for the first time for 4-H!  Go to 4Honline.com, you can do it all from there.

September 25, 2013

This group answers questions relating to the Affordable Care Act and its effect on people's personal finances. We help people to make informed health insurance choices and to plan for health care costs.

March 6, 2013

Deciding what food is safe to eat and what food should be tossed can be confusing, given the various terms used with dates printed on food containers.

June 13, 2011

Learn how prevention programs are helping communities in southern Iowa. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program designed to empower family caregivers with valuable tools as they care for ill or aging family members. The Mentoring Program in Appanoose C

March 12, 2010

Mid- to late-September, 2014 Hay Price Update

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