County News

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

November 15, 2012

Foodservice employees have many things to think about while on the job. To help them continue to put safe food knowledge into practice, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recently launched a research and training development project called Do Your PART.

November 15, 2012

School lunch can be a good source of nutrition for children. But the menu may not match their food preferences every day. A new publication from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to guide parents on creating healthy, balanced packed lunches, while keeping the food safe until lunch time.

November 7, 2012

Many perennials make it through winter just fine with no special attention. But in Iowa gardens, some perennials require a little attention just before the ground freezes. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tell how to prepare and provide perennials with winter protection.

October 30, 2012

Five individuals and families were honored as 2012 Friends of Extension by the Iowa Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national honorary extension fraternity. The award recipients were recognized Tuesday, Oct. 23, during ISU Extension and Outreach's annual conference in Ames.

October 26, 2012

The Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator is available to help farmers find the maximum return to nitrogen fertilizer applications and the most profitable application rate for their farm. Having adequate nitrogen available is critical for corn production, but given the high prices for fertilizer it is important farmers determine the right amount that is needed on their crops.

October 19, 2012

Composting is a relatively easy, inexpensive procedure yielding valuable humus that can be returned to garden soil, or used as mulch around landscape plantings. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach give tips on composting yard wastes.

October 18, 2012

Entomologists at Iowa State University have confirmed that Scott County has the first breeding infestations of brown marmorated stink bugs reported in Iowa.

October 18, 2012

Farmers are encouraged to wait until soil temperatures remain below 50 degrees Fahrenheit before applying anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer this fall.

October 18, 2012

Fall is a busy time for gardeners.  With so much to do, lawn care is sometimes neglected.  However, proper lawn care in fall helps ensure an attractive, healthy lawn next season.  Important fall lawn care practices include mowing, fertilizing, controlling braodleaf weeds and raking.

October 18, 2012

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC) offers a new, free curriculum to educate youth on opportunities for rural development through value-added agriculture.

February 28, 2012

EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) Participants can enroll anytime and receive lessons in their own home on healthy cooking, shopping, saving money on food and more!

November 22, 2011

The Woodbury County 4-H Foundation invites you to be a supporter of Woodbury County 4-H.   To learn how to make a donation, click here.

August 23, 2011

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the City of Sioux City, and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce hosted two meetings on flood clean-up presented by nationally known flood recovery expert, Dr. Ken Hellevang. View the recorded presentation.

July 14, 2011

A special informational video conference was heId on Wednesday, July 27 at the Sioux City Hotel and Conference Center (formerly known as the Clarion). Extension disaster and flood expert Ken Hellevang was present via video conference to provide informatio

June 21, 2011

Flooding and damaging winds are creatong havoc on Siouxland's trees and landscapes. ISU has many resources for information on dealing with problems that arise from flooding and storms.

June 6, 2011

Children are coping with the flood also. It is important to assist them process this situation. Select this story to learn about many resources about discussing floods with children.

April 6, 2011

Do you have questions or need assistance with livestock verification, re-enrolling members/families and new enrollment information? Are you looking for blank enrollment forms or helpful documents for leaders?

September 22, 2010

Community and Economic Development Program Builder is a web based marketplace where community leaders can review and make selections from a variety of technical assistance, consulting and educational programs that will improve the quality of life in your

August 17, 2010

Interested in canning or freezing? Don't use gandma's recipes! It is essential to use current tested recipes and procedures to make sure your foos is safe. ISU Extension offers a variety of Home Food Preservation Resources to keep you current

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