County News

Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa
April 16, 2014

Always wanted to tour the Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State University Campus?  How about the Botanical Center in Des Moines?  Well you can do both!  West Pottawattamie Master Gardeners have planned a bus trip to both locations on Thursday, May 29, 2014.  

April 15, 2014

Training is being held on Saturday, May 17, 2014  for Growing Up WILD, an award-winning national program, at Hitchcock Nature Center near Honey Creek. 8:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.  Cost: $15.00—includes snack, activity materials, and 128-page guide.

March 20, 2014

Check out the new April 2014 WOW newsletter! This newsletter is written by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists working in the field and on campus. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

March 20, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
April 2014 is now available.

February 26, 2014

New Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals guidelines went into effect Jan. 1 requiring food establishments to designate a Certified Food Protection Manager to oversee the safe handling, preparation and service of food items.

February 7, 2014

Sheep Weigh In for any 4H members wanting to show market sheep at Westfair will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

January 8, 2014

If you are showing beef, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, goats and/or dairy, you must make sure you have a current FSQA certification to show or sell your animals at Westfair.

December 4, 2013

Join eco-conscious, sustainably focused minds across the midwest for this awesomely green virtual conference. The online conference has been designed with families in mind, so that everyone can participate and benefit, including families with young children.

June 17, 2013

Iowans have gotten their lawn and garden questions answered by Iowa State University horticulturists for three decades by calling Hortline at 515-294-3108, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hotline. With the expansion of the Internet, an email option was added in 1997 with inquiries directed to Now the Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at

May 16, 2013

AMES, Iowa — Rental rates for Iowa farmland have been pushed significantly higher by the favorable corn and soybean prices farmers have enjoyed since 2010. This trend continued in 2013, but the rate of increase slowed considerably.

Here is the information covering SouthWest Iowa.

creek Walk
April 15, 2014

Great New Friends! Great Leadership Opportunities! Great Campfires! Great New experiences Climbing and Messing in the Creek! What could be this Great?.Regions 12, 17 & 18 4-H Junior 5th & 6th Grade Camp Register Now for Camp, June 8-11 at the State 4-H Camping Center!

March 11, 2014

Better Farm Accounting Books are available at the Extension Office for $6.50. 

February 7, 2014

How about a little Charity Therapy? Quilts from the Bluffs, our local quilt ministry, and Cut up & Quilt Shop are partnering to add some quilting time to their efforts.
A daytime group will meet the third Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 pm beginning on January 15, 2014 and an evening group meets on the 1st Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm beginning on February 6, 2014.

Get Acquainted Games
September 26, 2012

Find lots of great mixer activities here!

June 7, 2012

Families - log into your 4-H Online account to view the newsletter, register for events, add/delete projects and so much more!  Make sure to check it often for the lastest communication from the Extension Office.  Log in at

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