County News

January 17, 2017

(SIOUX CITY, IA) Kellie Solberg has been selected as the new Master Gardener and Regional Foods Coordinator for Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County. She began the position on December 19.

January 4, 2017

Series of three webinars to be shown by ISU Extension and Outreach Woodbury County

December 29, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach connects the needs of Iowans with Iowa State University research and resources. We are working with the people of Woodbury County for what we all want: a strong Iowa.

December 6, 2016

22nd Annual CENTERING ON CENTERS CONFERENCE
“CELEBRATE CHILDHOOD”
February 10-11, 2017
Sioux City Convention Center

October 13, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach will host a Dairy Start to Farm program at Dordt College beginning Nov. 17 and continuing throughout the winter. The program is free to participate in and is geared towards dairy producers in their first 10-12 years of farming.

May 9, 2016

Available now is the ISU Extension and Outreach Cash Rent Survey for 2016. This survey shows typical cash rental rates for corn and soybean acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture.

January 4, 2016

Field & Feedlot and the Scene are GOING GREEN! In an effort to be environmentally friendly and to allow more funding to be used toward programming, we are encouraging you to opt-in for email versions of Field & Feedlot and the 4-H Scene.

April 30, 2015

After more than 30 years in its current offices, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County broke ground on April 27, 2015 for a new building at 4728 Southern Hills Drive.

December 4, 2014

Download the handouts from the 2014 Farm Bill Program meeting on 12/3.

November 25, 2014

A new report points to strong economic impacts of local food in Iowa – more than $22 million in sales at the farm gate and at least 171 new jobs over the past two years – and explains how local food coordinators are contributing to this growth in their communities.

January 10, 2014

Iowa State University Extension - Woodbury County is excited to announce that a new building is in the works!  The building will help Woodbury County Extension better meet the needs of the residents of Woodbury County and the region. 

December 4, 2013

Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

January 18, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists discuss the best time to prune common Iowa trees. Find answers to common yard and garden questions at the Yard and Garden FAQs website, http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 18, 2013

Ag Decision Maker, one of the most visited Iowa State University Extension and Outreach websites, has a new look. The decision-oriented agricultural business website now showcases new and emerging issues within farm management.

January 18, 2013

Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline (phone calls and emails) have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

January 4, 2013

Should parents spank their children? In January, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about spanking and other ways to discipline children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

January 3, 2013

The Woodbury County 4-H Foundation has begun their annual fund drive. Donations will be used to offer educational incentives to graduating seniors, to provide financial assistance for youth participating in 4-H youth programs, and to provide funds when needed to start new 4-H clubs.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please download a brochure by clicking here or call (712) 276-2157 to request that a brochure be sent to you.

December 17, 2012

Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,296 per acre, an increase of 23.7 percent from 2011, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey conducted in November. This is the third year in a row where values have increased more than 15 percent. The 2012 values are historical peaks.

Sad boy
December 17, 2012

It might be easy to assume that young ones are not impacted by tragic events in other parts of the country, but children have a keen sense of radar and pick up on adults’ body language, conversations, and news media stories. Malisa Rader, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children.

November 15, 2012

Shrubs are integral components of home landscapes. During winter months they not only make eye-catching accent or specimen plants, but they provide food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss shrub varieties with winter appeal

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