County News

June 20, 2017

High diversity seed mix provides habitat that blooms throughout the growing season

June 16, 2017

Swarming is a natural process in the life of a honey bee colony. Swarming occurs when a large group of honey bees leaves an established colony and flies off to establish a new colony, essentially creating two from one.

June 7, 2017

One of the many challenges faced by people in caregiving situations is dealing with changes that occur in those relationships. Spouses who enjoyed traveling together over a lifetime now may be home-bound.

June 7, 2017

As many of you know, June is Dairy Month!  Iowa's Dairy industry continues to expand it's role in taking a lead in promoting dairy products and educating consumers about modern agricultural practices.

June 7, 2017

Five field days offered as part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s Nitrogen and Water Week. 

June 3, 2017

Join the Winneshiek County 4-H'ers at the 2017 Winneshiek County Fair July 11-15

June 3, 2017

Please refer to the postcard of deadlines that was sent out in April.  

June 15 is FairEntry deadline for animals.  4-H members must go to to enter specific classes.  A FairEntry help sheet was enclosed in the last newletter to help you with the process.  Be sure to register all entries for each exhibitor in the family before proceeding to the payment section.  You must click the submit button when you have completed your enteries.

June 30 is Static Exhibit FairEntry deadline. 

July 1 is State Fair Animal FairEntry deadline on the State Fair site

June 3, 2017

The 4-H County Council will hold the annual Ag Olympics on Tuesday, July 11.  Get your team together now!

June 3, 2017

Community members and 4-H clubs may donate items to the 4-H Scholarship Auction

June 3, 2017

Buy a ticket and you may be the lucky winner of the 4-H Endowment Raffle

June 3, 2017

Start creating your 4-H fair booth now!

May 26, 2017

Navigating through Low Dairy Profit Margins

May 16, 2017

882 farmers generated over $48 million in sales, $32 million value-added activity in 2015

May 12, 2017

Livestock producers with an interest in strengthening or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending Grassroots Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension and regional Natural Resources Conservation Service.

May 12, 2017

Making the decision on when to leave a child home alone can be challenging. Parents should consider their child’s maturity level as well as the neighborhood environment and their own flexibility, says Cindy Thompson a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

May 12, 2017

Beef cow producers frequently look for ways to maintain or increase pasture productivity. Some of the most practical ways to accomplish this are fertilization, overseeding and improved grazing management.

May 9, 2017

As a declining number of Monarch butterflies migrate through the central United States each year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering a new incentive for farmers to help increase their breeding habitat.

May 4, 2017

Spring has arrived and as we start enjoying our favorite outdoor activities, don’t let your fun be ruined by ticks. Although it is difficult to make predictions on the severity of ticks in a given season, the University of Minnesota predicts that because of our mild winter, we may experience a year of above average tick numbers.

April 28, 2017

Spring is a time for renewal and growth, and it’s also an excellent time for new beginnings. Planting a new tree (or trees) is a great way to create a legacy that can last for generations on a landscape.

April 26, 2017

An opportunity open to all 4-H members AND the public during the fair to showcase their shop skills in a competition.

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