County News

October 6, 2016

Livestock producers can find cyclical commodity markets frustrating, particularly if they only have a few head to market each year. Marketing your meat directly to consumers can often be a profitable solution. Direct marketing eliminates the middleman and in theory, returns additional profit to the farmer.

October 6, 2016

Sign up today for the 16th Annual Iowa Organic Conference, Nov. 13-14, at the University of Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. Please log on to the conference Registration site at:

October 6, 2016

Fall has arrived in Iowa, but it’s never too early to start thinking about spring flowers. Now is the time to act and prepare for spring-flowering bulbs, be it inside or outside, this fall and winter.

September 30, 2016

As the days grow short, temperatures cool and plants in the landscape senesce, many insects and arthropods move to find overwintering habitat. Sometimes these animals seek out shelter in cracks and crevices of human structures such as houses and storage buildings.

September 26, 2016

In an effort to protect human and animal health from the rise of antibiotic resistance, the Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines that will regulate medically important antibiotic use in animal feed.

September 26, 2016

For those living in rural Iowa, the sight of a brood of young gamebirds, like Hungarian partridge, bobwhite quail or ring-necked pheasant, is probably a common and welcome sight on morning drives down dusty roads.

September 26, 2016

Farmers should keep grain impacted by flood waters separate, follow FDA guidelines

September 22, 2016

Beef Blast to be held for youth in grades 7-12 on December 3.

September 22, 2016

Come celebrate Winneshiek County 4-H on Sunday, November 13.  The annual 4-H Spaghetti Supper will be held from 5-7:30 pm along with a Silent Auction and 4-H Recognition Program.  Support the 4-H program and congratulate those receiving honors!

September 22, 2016

Once again it is time to remind you of the program administered by the Farm Service Agency to help youth finance their 4-H and FFA projects. 

September 22, 2016

Join Bobbi Jo at the Clay Studio in Decorah for a creative arts workshop!  By the end of the workshop each participant will have a snack or cookie size plate crreated from scratch-hand building with clay and have the opportunity to glaze a premade Cocoa cup!

September 22, 2016

Please join us for a FREE afternoon of roller sakting for the family on October 9!

September 20, 2016

The goal of the Winneshiek County 4-H Scavenger Hunt is to encourage 4-H participation, get to know our community, and have fun!

September 15, 2016

More than 550 FFA members from 18 high schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the annual Iowa Dairy Expo held at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar.

September 13, 2016

Join the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a two-day tour of Wisconsin dairies, Nov. 10-11.

September 8, 2016

Recent floods and excess water could mean changes to livestock and crops management this harvest season.  Many of the effects are yet to be determined as the standing crop still grows and each field and/or farm is affected differently.

September 1, 2016

Over 70 4-H youth and adults participated in the regional retreat on August 28 in Winneshiek County at the Decorah Lutheran Church. 

August 31, 2016

The flash flooding in northeast Iowa has left many producers wondering what to do next. In many areas, the flooding of 2016 reached record levels.

August 30, 2016

Winneshiek County Extension has received funding for a new project supporting beginning farmers in the five counties of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek.

August 29, 2016

ISU Extension is increasing its support for beginning farmers. Two opportunities for farmers in northeast Iowa were recently announced.

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