County News

February 10, 2017

Steve Johnson, Farm Management Specialist and D. Allen Pattillo, Aquaculture/Aquaponics/Fisheries Specialistwill speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) at the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua.

February 3, 2017

There are several ways to propagate a tree or plant on a new landscape. While planting trees, shrubs or vines directly is one option, another is using hardwood stem cuttings to promote new growth with help from the previous growing season.

February 3, 2017

Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Borlaug Learning Center.

February 2, 2017

Attention all rabbit & poultry exhibitors!

February 2, 2017

Sheep and Goat weigh-in will take place on May 6.

February 2, 2017

Plan now for swine weigh-in on March 25.

February 2, 2017

Let Winneshiek County 4-H members cook you breakfast!

February 2, 2017

4-H members showing Beef, Dairy, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep and Swine at the County Fair or State Fair will need to be FSQA certified.

January 27, 2017

Throughout 2016, nearly 2,000 dedicated volunteers worked to help beautify and grow the state of Iowa. These volunteers come from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program and combined to spend nearly 120,000 hours volunteering during the last year.

January 27, 2017

Beef producers who are interested in software to help with balancing rations will want to check out the Iowa Beef Center’s newly updated Beef Ration and Nutrition Decision Software (BRaNDS) ration balancing software. Association scientist Garland Dahlke recently completed this update and said the new version is more user friendly and now reflects the updated guidelines in the recently released "Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle."

January 27, 2017

The 2017 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference is Saturday, March 11 at Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, Wis. This is the 23rd year for the conference, which annually draws 500 woodland landowners from Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

January 20, 2017

Likely you have noticed that food offerings, recipes, restaurant menus, and grocery products have changed a lot in the last ten years.  Health issues, dietary needs, convenience, consumer awareness, and waste reduction initiatives are just some of the factors that have driven changes in the culinary market. Marlene Geiger at the ISU Extension Answerline recently wrote about some ‘expert’ predictions of what we will likely see more of in 2017.

January 17, 2017

Winter is here, and with it comes inclement, icy, snowy weather. Many Iowans use deicing salts to rid their properties of snow and ice, and deicing trucks and snowplows also spread chemicals on roads and streets. But these chemicals can have a negative effect on landscape plants. Are there precautions to take to avoid damage?

January 10, 2017

With continued low commodity prices, many farmers are looking to trim costs.  For fertilizer, don’t simply trim overall costs but rather selectively maximize economic returns to fertilizer expense.  ISU Extension is conducting small-group workshops for those wanting to understand soil tests and fertilizer recommendations. 

January 10, 2017

This series will discuss how to protect your retirement and other financial information for family caregivers.  Being a family caregiver comes with many responsibilities.  The caregiver must make financial decisions for themselves and the care receiver.  The decisions have to be in the best interest of the person in need and work for the rest of the family. 

January 10, 2017

Queens must be a Junior or Senior in High School as of February 25, 2017.

January 10, 2017

Little Miss Cowgirls must be between the ages of 9-11 as of February 25, 2017.  They will represent Winneshiek County Cattlemen in a number of scheduled events.

January 10, 2017

The Winneshiek County Cattlemen Association will award a scholarship to high school seniors graduating in 2017 and to an upcoming college sophomore enrolled an Ag related major.  See how you can apply!

January 10, 2017

Youth in grades 4-7th had the opportunity to think like an engineer for the day at Drone Discovery Day recently held at the Decorah Public Library.

January 10, 2017

Share your knowledge of the poultry industry with others by applying for the Iowa Poultry Queen.

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