County News

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.

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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

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.

November 2, 2012

Iowans who are looking for ways to improve their personal or family finances may sign up now for Take Control of Your Money. This self-paced, online workshop is provided free by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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.

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