County News

August 15, 2014

On Thursday, September 25, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and University of Minnesota Extension will jointly host a field day tour in SE MN focusing on nutrient management and methods to handle sand.  Discussions will focus on nutrient management including various options and methods to manage total farm nutrient balance, manure management, and nutrient runoff.  Managing nutrients from manure is becoming a high priority among most livestock farmers for economic and environmental reasons.

August 14, 2014

As families welcome the new school year, sometimes parents can forget a child’s need to ease into a new grade, says Cindy Thompson, a family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

August 7, 2014

Congratulations to the 4H/FFA members on all their accomplishments at the 2014 Winneshiek County Fair!

August 4, 2014

NASHUA – The ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm has specialists covering topics from the emerging technology of using UAV’s in crop production, to crop diseases, nutrient management, and grain marketing going into the 2014 harvest.  Please plan to attend this educational event on Wednesday, September 3 from 1:00 to 4:30 PM.

August 4, 2014

Iowa dairy farmers say they prefer to receive information from other farmers when it comes to learning about the business and running a dairy farm.  Young Dairy Producer Peer Groups allow new and fellow young producers to gather together to discuss topics of interest within the group to provide farmer to farmer learning and interaction.

July 31, 2014

The fun of shopping at a farmers market is a great reason for eating produce while it’s in season and grown close to home, not to mention the payoff of eating hot, buttered ears of sweet corn picked fresh this morning.

July 15, 2014

The Youth Dairy Classic Show will be held Sunday, September 7 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in West Union.  Rules & Entry Form

March 6, 2014

Very important information for Fair 2014 Derby & Market Swine Exhibitors!

January 30, 2014

A needs assessment completed by ISU Extension and Outreach has identified the future program priorities for the organization in northeast Iowa.   The survey gathered information from Region 4, which consists of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

January 19, 2014

A new and innovative partnership between county extension councils and Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) will expand duties for two local Extension staff members.

December 20, 2013

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in January or February 2014.

December 18, 2013

4-H/FFA Scholarship Application Deadline is March 1, 2014

November 26, 2013

The 4-H County Council, Youth Development Committee and ISU Extension and Outreach Staff recognized many with awards for their 2013 4-H achievements.

November 19, 2013

Save the date for the beef weigh-in!

September 12, 2013

More than 400 FFA members from 16 high schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the annual Iowa Dairy Expo held earlier this month at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar.

May 28, 2013

Women who own or manage farmland in northeast Iowa are invited to a free conservation field day on Thursday, June 27 called Navigating the Waters.  This meeting is one of five to be held Iowa this spring and will help female landowners identify, establish, protect or further enjoy wetlands on their property.  Restoration, conservation, and/or reconstruction of wetlands on the landscape provide one mechanism to filter pollutants from water and reduce Iowa’s contribution to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

April 9, 2013

The ISUEO Dairy Team Newsletter is now available. 

September 18, 2012

 

May 7, 2012

Dead spots in the lawn, shrubs to prune, insects on garden vegetables, unidentified blooming flowers – these are all things that prompt Iowans to call their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office for consumer horticulture questions.

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