County News

November 29, 2016

Support camperships for youth with diabetes through the program created 4-H members Morgan Moen and Marissa Foels.

November 28, 2016

 Start to Farm: New Farmer Learning Networks are for beginning and early-career farmers looking for an edge in managing and growing their farm business.  The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will provide an opportunity this fall and early spring to address ways to improve business practices and production techniques, tour successful farm operations, and to form a community to share new ideas and profitable farming methods.

November 28, 2016

The Iowa Court of Appeals had the opportunity to interpret Iowa Code §562.5A, which, in the absence of a writing to the contrary, grants tenants the right to harvest corn stalks until the lease terminates.

November 28, 2016

One of the challenges of surviving an Iowa winter is keeping the water you use from freezing. A little bit of science and a healthy dose of trial and error have yielded ideas for avoiding the hassles of unwanted ice. Let's look at some advice regarding winter protection for water pipes.

November 28, 2016

The holiday season is almost here, and with it comes Christmas tree season. Having a fresh-cut Christmas tree is a popular tradition, but it can come with some issues regarding proper selection and care. Matching the right tree to the right home environment is crucial. 

November 28, 2016

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 2017. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

November 23, 2016

Although the holidays can be a season of giving, sometimes the focus shifts to a season of getting, or so it may seem from a child’s perspective, says Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 22, 2016

The Advanced Cattle Feeding Project is an opportunity to deepen youth's knowledge in the market beef project area and go beyond just showing the cattle at the fair.

November 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms and urban producers. The program, called EZ Guarantee Loans, uses a simplified application process to help beginning, small, underserved and family farmers and ranchers apply for loans of up to $100,000 from USDA-approved lenders to purchase farmland or finance agricultural operations.

November 10, 2016

A visit from family and friends during the holidays can make life better for older adults in care facilities. Plan ahead to make the most of these visits. Iowa State University Extension human sciences specialists offer some tips for safe and healthy visits with older friends and relatives.

November 4, 2016

Join Jeannette Mukayisire, ISU Human Sciences Specialist, for this class to help make your money work for you. Would you like to get more for your money, save for financial goals or develop a plan for saving and spending?  Now is the perfect time to benefit from taking this course.  Learn how to understand your spending, use financial management resources, and build your personal financial management skills. 

November 4, 2016

Mark your calendar for 4-H/FFA beef weigh-in on December 17 at the Decorah Sales Commission.  Weigh-in will be from 8:00 - 11:00 am.  Letters will be mailed to all 4-H members enrolled in 4hOnline.

November 4, 2016

Discover the Mysteries of 4-H!  Bobbi Jo and her team of detectives (4-H County Council) will give the new members and their families clues on how to solve all of the mysteries of Winneshiek County 4-H. 

November 4, 2016

Join Marissa Foels, Iowa State  4-H Council member, to explore the many 4-H opportunities beyond the county that await 4-H members in grades 9-12.

November 3, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a $1.1 million grant to Iowa State University in an effort to help Iowa fruit and vegetable growers and processors comply with new federal regulations.

November 3, 2016

With nearly 2.5 million cattle in four Midwest states, university extension services in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are teaming together to offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference. The fifth annual event will be held Jan. 26-27, 2017, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

November 3, 2016

Does your 2-6th grader like to mess around in the kitchen?  If so, sign up now for this cookie "flop" and discover how ingredients work!

November 3, 2016

Drone Discovery Day Camp will explore engineering design and flight principles of drones.

November 3, 2016

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. According to the National Farm to School Network, more than 23.6 million students in 42,500 US schools currently participate in farm to school programming, which includes the creation of school gardens, classroom education on agriculture, food, and nutrition and procurement of fresh local foods from area farmers to serve in the school cafeteria.

November 3, 2016

Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a neurological disease infecting wild white-tailed deer in Iowa and other members of the Cervidae family in North America including mule deer, elk, moose, and caribou. This page provides information on the current status of the disease in Iowa, references to learn more about the disease, and some simple recommendations everyone can follow to reduce the spread of the disease and ensure safe consumption of venison harvested in Iowa.

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