County News

July 28, 2015

Look here for Yvonne's Weekly Horticulture Hints

June 2, 2015

 For 14 years, Teen Line has given Iowa teens a place to get their questions answered with reliable and research-based information through anonymous phone calls or online chats. Teen Line answers questions ranging from health and wellness to relationships to sexually transmitted diseases. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

May 29, 2015

 Due to an increased interest in home food preservation, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed the “Preserve the Taste of Summer” program. This program includes both online lessons and a hands-on workshop focusing on home food preservation with the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.

May 1, 2015

Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. The ideal time to plant seedlings in Iowa is between late March and mid-May, depending on weather. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or

April 28, 2015

Here is the most recent Custom Rate Survey and Cash Rental Rates.

April 28, 2015

You can view or print these leasing forms on the web. Double click to view which one you would like.

April 24, 2015

 A new release of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide and Field Records mobile app supports sending emails and printing hardcopies of crop and pesticide application information.

April 16, 2015

The USDA confirmed the first Iowa case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County this week. The flock is located within the Mississippi flyway where this strain of avian influenza has previously been identified.

March 31, 2015

The four-page Emerald Ash Borer Management Options, PM 2084, has been revised and is available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a free download.

April 23, 2014

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a FREE program available to families in Wright County to help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families.

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